Elections 2020



Interview and manifesto analysis: Austen Waite – SRC VP Education

2nd March 2020

Andrew Quinn Deputy Editor-in-Chief  Austen Waite is running for SRC Vice President for Education, a contested position. This role will (among other things) leave him in charge of the academic reps on council, and to deal with all things learning and teaching at the University. He is currently the SRC’s School of Humanities Representative. In ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Owain Campton – GUU President

2nd March 2020

Holly Ellis Writer Owain Campton in his second campaign for GUU President has offered students a pragmatic manifesto, he avoids “promising the world” and instead fronts a manifesto that examines the wider structural issues within the GUU and, how he intends to solve these. Owain has extensive experience across several executive and convening positions including: ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Juliet Smith – QMU President

2nd March 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor Juliet Smith’s manifesto at the surface seems straightforward. She highlights her experience in the QMU and in their board. In our interview she takes this further noting that she’s the only one with executive experience and management across the Union. She addresses many aspects of the union which she seeks ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Blair Anderson – SRC VP Student Support

2nd March 2020

Silas Pease Reporter Currently an undergraduate law student at the university, Blair Anderson is one of four candidates vying for the position of Vice President of Student Support for the SRC. As an estranged student himself, he knows firsthand what it is like to use the SRC’s services, and understands that the council has room ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Laoise McWilliams – QMU VP Memberships, Clubs, and Societies

2nd March 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Laoise McWilliams is a second year English Literature student who is running to be Vice President for Members, Clubs and Societies at the QMU. She was a Freshers’ helper last year and describes herself as an “avid member” of the social and events committees. Despite claiming to have a short ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Shereif Kholeif – GUSA President

2nd March 2020

Tara Gandhi Editor-in-Chief After taking a year out from being a GUSA council member, Shereif Kholeif is throwing his hat in the ring a second time for the role of GUSA president. However, he is not worried at all about this time away from the union impacting his ability to take on the position, confident ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Gregory Kokkinidis – SRC VP Education

2nd March 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor Gregory Kokkinidis’ manifesto has many appealing goals; recording lectures, making curricula that are more inclusive and diverse, and even trying to take on “high stakes” assessments of many courses. Many of these points rely on staff-student relations, which to some extent is the nature of the job. Whilst it is ...