Chris Wall – Candidate for Student Activities Officer
The Yorker’s candidate profile for Chris Wall who is running for the position of Student Activities Officer in the YUSU Elections 2015.
Name: Chris Wall
Candidate for: Student Activities Officer
Year: 4th (graduated, current Student Activities Officer)
Course: Film and TV Production
Why are you running? I’m running because I really care about giving people at Uni the chance to make the most out of their time here. I also really want to capitalise on the experience I’ve got from doing this job since the start of Summer to really bring about change and have Summer to work on it rather than trying to learn everything then.
What are your policies?
Give support across the board that not only helps you with making your activity the best it can be. Also making it so that it helps you get a job. So this means providing comprehensive training for everyone in activities whether they are College Reps, Project Coordinators or Society Secretaries. Everyone should get training to do the job better and have it accredited or recognised so it helps you stand out when it comes to getting a job.
More promotion avenues. Using space in YUSU bars, Physical space around campus and also more online tools to give you the communication platforms you want. Open to clubs, colleges and more. This means that for people who want to know about stuff happening on campus and those who want to push their event there is a place to go.
Give it A Go. Having a termly booklet produced showing exactly what you can get involved in with YUSU. Whether this is trips away, skills classes, society taster sessions and pretty much anything else. It means you’ll know exactly what to do and where to go to get involved and make the most of your time here. You can see examples at Leeds and Sheffield of what it is and they are extremely popular. Low commitment, one off events.
Making sure your voice is heard every day. In meetings with the University and fighting for all the things you want, space, storage, buildings. I do these things now and will keep doing so and we should hopefully be seeing some results.
Why should students vote for you? I’ve been doing the job already since July and have used this time to build the foundations of great things to come. I know for a fact that using the experience I have already during Summer will make a huge difference to Student Activities as I won’t have to learn the job from scratch.
Manifesto in a sentence: I want you to be getting the most out of YUSU and I have the experience to get that done. #ReElectTheWall