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YUSU Elections 2016: Student Activities Officer – Golfo Migos

Credit: YUSU


Credit: YUSU
Credit: YUSU

Golfo Migos is running for Student Activities Officer. She wants to encourage the diversity of campus societies, and set up extra careers fairs for students.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Golfo and I am studying archaeology here at York. I’m currently wading through my dissertation about proposing a Living Archaeology heritage site in a small 18th Century village up in the mountains of Greece! I love to get involved and so have always been a part of some sort of activitity here at York, I have had a lot of fun being part of Dramasoc and enjoyed it so much that I was elected onto the committee for a year and have had the amazing privilege to be included in lots of shows with them, both in acting and prod team roles. As well as this I have been an avid member of Pantsoc through my time at University (yes there really is a Pantomime Society on campus!) where I have had great fun meeting and acting with lots of friends. So with my drama background I am definitely ready to represent and voice all of your opinions as part of YUSU.

What inspired you to run for Student Activities Officer?

I love to get involved in anyway possible and really would like to make sure that everyone has a positive society experience both as a member and on committees. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Vice Chair of DramaSoc and so being activities officer seems like the step in the right direction. I saw a good friend of mine running in the elections last year and it really inspired me to have a go when my turn came.

Why do you think you’re the right candidate for the role?

I’m really passionate about the diversity of societies we have across this campus and would like to help keep York being a great and unique University in terms of society options and of course I would like to do my best to help them keep going from strength to strength. I know that good relationships with YUSU can sometimes be hard to maintain, but I think they are of the utmost importance so I am very keen to step in and help build new relationships, as I feel it is something I would be good at doing.

Which of your policies are you most excited about?

I am most excited about my policy to set up extra career’s fairs that are catered towards the subjects of our societies rather than focussed solely on degree topics. Every student gains a huge amount of invaluable experience from their degree, however sometimes they choose to follow a passion they have discovered in a society. I would like to help out these students just as much as the career’s service helps everybody else. This exercise would also be useful in helping people to choose between the two career paths- if they have managed to be able to properly research both avenues of work.

Who do you think is your biggest competition?

I am not sure, I think all the other candidates are very strong with some excellent policies between them!

If anyone, who are you backing for YUSU President?

I have a few favourites for now, but I am watching how they conduct themselves through the election process before I decide completely.

The YUSU Candidates Debate will be held at the Lounge on the 14th February.