Hi my name is Hector Macduff and I'm running for YUSU Pres. Not having been a collage chair or having previously worked with YUSU I'm not the typical student to run for the role, but I believe the union is in need of a president who represents the average student. I'm proud to say I crowd sourced my policies talking to various different student groups attempting to achieve a new consensus on what they'd like the future of the university to look like, the following policies are what a diverse group of students agreed upon.
New night bus route
Extending the coverage not only makes a lot of students life’s easier but safer
Current night bus doesn’t cover area with large amounts of students
This could be done by making an additional/ longer route to cover places such as Tanghall and Melrosegate
Half English Breakfasts
To encourage integration of international students into the wider student body
Holding a once a week/ fortnightly breakfast on the weekend where international students and english students can have a free breakfast if they sit together, encouraging them to talk to each other and integrate over a meal.
Making the average students life easier
Expanding Vanbrugh Bridge
Making it easier for people to cross the bridge
Continuing to develop the hes east community
Bringing Hes east into the fold regarding student events and activities
ii. setting aside a designated Wudu area on hes east for Muslim students
Making the university more accessible for everyone
Continued development of mental health support faculties:
The University is consistently ranked as one of the the worst in the UK for dealing with and attitudes towards mental health, this is not reflective of the student community and we have to do better.
Encourage the further development and expansion of mental health faculties at the university. By working with the university and mental health charities to help increase the efficiency and capacity of the current system.
Pre with the Prez
Events are fun
At least once a term on a Friday night holding pre’s on campus from 9 till 11:30 in a Hes West location alternating with hes east location (presumably Glass house)
To improve students sense of community/ nights out and friday night
Two heads are better than one:
If elected I will examine my fellow candidates most popular and achievable policy goals and assuming they’re not in conflict with any other policies of mine attempt to implement them, as the president shouldn’t be focused on personal pride but what is best for the student community and good ideas come from multiple sources.
Supporting student media
York’s student media societies are award winning and should be supported and recognised as such
Granting student media greater independence from YUSU
Seriously examine the possibilities to increase funding
Increase promotional opportunities for events