Candidate: Ellie 'Free Entry' Smith

YSTV 60 Second Manifestos

The 60 second manifestos were recorded and produced by YSTV.


My name is Ellie and I am going to be your next YUSU president.

Free Entry is freedom. Freedom is the basic the right of all people. Vote for Ellie ‘Free Entry’ Smith, is vote for true freedom. For everyone. All the time. I stand for the fundamental rights of students. I believe in equality between all genders, ethnicities, and creeds.

Many students often feel excluded or isolated when faced with a paywall, such as society memberships, club entry prices, and college membership fees. Events organised by YUSU cost a fortune. 30 pounds for campus takeover? Another 30 for Summer Ball? I know personally many students who just could not afford it. They were left behind. They were excluded from our community. This is not freedom.

YUSU should encourage student-led FREE events. This is freedom, this is inclusion - students working for and with their community. Anyone can do it, EVERYONE can join.

I want to ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to make the most of the university experience without having to worry about the costs involved. And it is role of YUSU to enable all students. University is a unique environment that creates a mixing pot of various points of view, and I want to ensure everyone is able to make the most of this wonderful opportunity.

Freedom is free entry to all events, free entry into higher education, and free entry into movement between economic class.

Vote Ellie ‘Free Entry’ Smith for YUSU Prez!