MARCH 2013 ELECTION – EPSOM MANIFESTOS
CAMPUS OFFICER (1 CANDIDATE, 1 POSITION)
CANDIDATE: ED HEWISON
My name is Ed, I am a Music Journalism graduateÂ from UCA Epsom.
I really enjoyed my three years at the university andÂ it is a great campus to study at, but I think I canÂ make it an even better place for the students ofÂ next year.
I am running to make sure that Epsom students getÂ the best . It is important that those studying hereÂ get improved academic standards and facilities,Â along with a university that feels more like a placeÂ to be creative and social, and less like a place ofÂ work.
UCA Epsom should be a place to relax and meetÂ friends. I do not think that is the case at theÂ moment. We can create a better environment forÂ socialising and studying, and that is something IÂ really want to see happen in the immediate future.
Student safety on campus is always going to be aÂ primary concern for the university, but that doesÂ not mean that we should sacrifice the ability forÂ classrooms and workshops to open later. I want toÂ see the university continue to make the effort toÂ keep these rooms open, especially close toÂ important student deadlines, and during final projectÂ weeks.
Clubs and Societies are really important for studentÂ life, and I want to make sure that they areÂ promoted a lot more, and students donâ€™t feelÂ overwhelmed by the procedures around startingÂ their own societies. I want to increase the amountÂ of strong and active societies, making sure toÂ support the existing societies that are alreadyÂ succeeding and improving the social side of thisÂ university.
I have identified student satisfaction as one of myÂ top priorities to focus on, and I want to see theÂ Course Representative system begin to develop inÂ Epsom a lot more over the next few years.Â This isÂ something I would be focusing on and pushingÂ forward if I were Campus Officer next year.
It is important that the person who gets thisÂ position is someone who will listen to you. I willÂ make sure that the student voice is heard and IÂ want Epsom students to feel comfortable that anyÂ campaign they want to run is supported andÂ facilitated by the Studentsâ€™ Union. I will make sureÂ that if you have any problems, they get sorted withÂ minimal hassle.
I want UCA to be a university that takes good careÂ of it s students. This university should know whatÂ students want and keep them as the top priority. IÂ want to make sure that happens next academicÂ year.
That is why Iâ€™m running.
So vote Ed #1 for Epsom Campus Officer.
STUDENT EXPERIENCE OFFICER (1 CANDIDATE, 3 POSITIONS)
CANDIDATE: PETER HOPTON
I am Peter Hopton, a First year Graphic DesignÂ student and I am running for the position of StudentÂ Experience Officer.
â€¢ Fight to get a bar into the union ready for nextÂ year.
â€¢ Aim to get the Student Union area up and runningÂ well by end of office.
â€¢ Make the union somewhere where people actuallyÂ want to spend time to Socialise and meet peopleÂ from other course.
â€¢ Make it imperative that when a decision is made onÂ an action that the students hear about it fast !
â€¢ Ensure that any issue big or small is heard and acted upon fast!
â€¢ Encourage new and established societies toÂ continue to expand.
I have been on council this year and have beenÂ striving to make the changes that we desire, we haveÂ made some progress, but not what I was aiming for,Â that is why Iâ€™m asking you to keep me in so I canÂ continue to push towards the changes and goal that IÂ set out last year. I really want to push social eventsÂ for students to interact with other people.
I have been on student councils before whiles doing my A-levels and on foundation and help to change theÂ ways that the onsite facilities (like the dark room)Â were allocated and used by the students! I am also aÂ Scout leader so I spend a lot of time listening to theÂ concerns of the scouts in my care and helping themÂ achieve their best !
Always happy to listen to peoples issues and needs.
So a vote for me means a vote for faster change inÂ shaping our Union!
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANS (LGBT) STUDENTS OFFICER (1 CANDIDATE, 1 POSITION)
CANDIDATE: JADE McNEISH
Iâ€™m Jade and I believe that University is a great place for students to embrace their identity and use the body of LGBT people to help raise awareness and educate others on LGBT issues in our struggle to achieve recognition and equality.
If elected to be the LGBT Student Officer, I would:
Create awareness for the need and right for LGBT safe spaces. Teach students and staff what a safe place is and why it is important.
Create a LGBT discussion group, finding our what LGBT students want to campaign for and and raise awareness of. I would particularly like to create a positive profile for transgender students, collaborating with NUS.
Educate students on the effect of homophobic and transphobic bullying by promoting websites designed to inform people on the issues that LGBT students face and promoting messages against such incidents.
And just generally express a platform for LGBT individuals feel equal in all aspects.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICER (1 CANDIDATE, 1 POSITION)
CANDIDATE: WIDAD KAZMA
Vote for Widad Kazma a.k.a Dodi
Let us shape our future.
Campaign for a change.
It can only happen if action is taken.
With 2 years experience the challenge is to now take things to the next level.
No giving up!!!
CLUBS & SOCIETIES OFFICER (1 CANDIDATE, 1 POSITION)
CANDIDATE: CHRIS KYPRI
Hi Iâ€™m Christopher Kypri, currently studying my firstÂ year of Graphic Design at UCA in Epsom. Iâ€™ve beenÂ really interested into starting the UCA footballÂ team, I think potentially there are many voices inÂ UCA but no one will come forthand speak and IÂ think I am able to be the voice and get thingsÂ moving and get people interested.