Written by Ella Robinson Policies Elio ‘2014’ Di Muccio Primarily, Elio plans to “scrap the bureaucracy” through the eradication of the speaker request form because it is unnecessary and complicated. He plans to create an online form database to make the process easier because as students it is hard enough to manage our time between […]
Written by Ella Robinson
Secondly, Elio wants to make events more accessible and he plans on achieving this through the creation of an interactive online calendar, which all student groups can contribute to. He claims that one benefit of this would be the prevention of double booking events on any one particular night. Additionally, Elio intends to place more emphasis on student events on the guild website. Elio also aims to abolish the booking fees on the guild website because it is “not right.” Instead, he hopes that the private entertainment providers that use the website will pay for the costs of running it.
Thirdly, Elio is hoping to create a ‘student group recruitment taskforce’, which will integrate volunteering RA’s because students, especially freshers, are not accustomed to the guild in their first week of study. Therefore, he wants to move the societies fair into student halls of accommodation to encourage students to join societies.
Secondly, Molly intends to create a ‘Society Saturday’ which would witness a collection of like-minded groups situating themselves on the Vale on a Saturday for a couple of hours to discuss how students can get involved with societies by informing them of what events they are planning and in general, she claims that it will make societies more accessible to students. Molly thinks this is extremely important because students can miss groups, associations and societies all too easily in the rush of fresher’s week.
Thirdly, Molly aims to create a better guild website. She claims that this can be achieved through improving the NUS website that it currently in operation or by simply introducing a brand new website. Molly holds that this is of paramount importance because it will improve communication between the guild and students. Furthermore, Molly intends on making the events calendar easier to find and more comprehensive, in order to achieve better turnouts at events and make it easier for societies to organise events.
1. What tangible action would you take to engage women in the guild?
2. How important do you think the guild media groups are within the guild?
3. What would you do to help societies gain better access to rooms especially within the wider university?
4. How much substantive and specific research have you done and have you conveyed to the voters?
5. The visibility of Representation and Liberation Associations is a problem. What would you do to specifically improve this?
6. Can you foresee any obstacles in the implementation of your policies and how would you overcome them?
7. What sets you apart from other candidates?