Hi I’m Kwaku Adjei currently studying Biological Sciences and hoping to be the next Vice-President Activities & Development. I am a Class Rep, member of the Union Welcome Team and SIBS committee. With the SIBS committee, I am organising some fundraising events for charity for example a students versus lecturers quiz show and an end of year ball. I hope you will vote for me as the next VPAD.
I want to work with the existing Clubs & Societies to help develop them and bring them to the next level. By doing this I would be in regular contact with the Presidents and members to see if I can help their Club further develop.
I would like there to be a link that brings Clubs & Societies together by planning events throughout the year.
There is still room to form more diverse Clubs & Societies so I would work on encouraging people and groups to form their own society.
Your career - I plan on having more employment fares and events throughout the year helping people get into graduate jobs and placements.
I’m Jodie, a third year law and politics student and I’m standing for election because I believe I have the experience, skills and determination to make the changes that are needed. After speaking to many students on campus these are some of the things I pledge to achieve:
- Online Forums for all societies to allow involvement from all students!
- Equal drink prices on all levels of the union!
- Creation of a student media and P.R team!
- Development of a welcome programme for students who join in the second semester!
- Earlier release of book lists and more use of online submission for coursework!
- More effective marketing to all students of ASK & Nightline to reduce stigma and focus on student needs!
- The creation of new societies to become easier and more accessible!
- More opportunities in the local community to benefit graduate employability!
- Better communication of events!
- Improve the nightlife in the union for ALL students!
If I get elected I promise to make these changes and more. It’s time our union was a fun, friendly place to relax away from the stress of academic work – let’s make this happen!!!
BE A HERO!
I’m Ryan Cassidy, 3rd Year Forensic Biology Student and current President of Students for Malawi.
For the past 3 years, I’ve been actively involved in the union, from the Telegraph to Community Engagement to Students for Malawi.
I’m standing for VPAD because I feel with my experience and the referendum, now is the time to step up, make a difference and make the new model work for students.
Community Engagement at The Heart
USSA does great work around Glasgow and overseas. If elected, I’ll make it my priority to promote and facilitate opportunities for students to volunteer both at home overseas and continue the amazing work we do!
The Telegraph and Fusion are vital to the USSA – we’re the ‘Best Student Newspaper’ for a reason! If elected I will do my upmost to promote Strathclyde media groups
Quality not Quantity
With over 80 societies, we have some great clubs at Strathclyde! If elected, I promise to facilitate clubs working together and make sure they are individually catered for.
Without dedicated students, there would be little point in a there being a VPAD, that’s why I feel strongly about rewarding students for the great work they do, if elected, finding to ways to reward volunteers and increase job prospects will continually be on my agenda!
Now more than ever we need a Student Union that can stand up for the student experience. We need much more student activity and participation on a department by department basis.
If elected, I will provide:
BETTER representation of student societies. Establish societies for all departments within the university, giving each faculty an identity where their student experience can be expanded both socially and academically. This can help stimulate debate about how students want to shape their union, departments and broader society.
FASTER response to Management cuts and closures. More students should be active in addressing the issues that affect students most: cuts, closures, transport & poverty. I will make students aware that the union is a resource for them to get involved in active campaigning.
STRONGER democracy in the student union. The student union needs much more activity and participation from ordinary students. I will make it easier for societies to get started by scrapping annual fees for society membership of the union and provide a start up fund of £20 so they can publicise their society.
I am standing alongside other campaigners because we have a collective vision of a more democratic, campaigning student union. Vote for BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER.
Hello, my name is Peter McLoughlin and I’m a third year business student. If elected Vice President of Activities and Development I can guarantee you will see positive improvements in the union. I have experience of being in committee positions for both the societies and media groups, as well as various volunteer roles. Please read my manifesto to see how I could benefit you if elected.
For all Clubs, Societies & Media Groups:
Support- Appoint union liaison officers within each group allowing for clearer communication and individual support from the union
Provide- Create a centralised information hub on the union website for all groups to communicate and introduce new innovative marketing strategies to promote all group activities
Reward- Update the current volunteers’ hour’s system with new skill recognition certificates and introduce incentive schemes for group achievements and progress
For all Students:
Entertainment- Revamp the union’s entertainment programme by allowing students to have more control over club night themes and artist bookings
Employment – Use my links from my role as Strathclyde’s SIE Intern to make stronger connections and better opportunities for all students in starting their own businesses and developing valuable job skills
Make the right the choice, pick Pete.
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