Manifestos

Activities

Manifesto Summary

If voted as Activities Officer I promise to create an inclusive, interconnected and exciting environment for societies and students to unite, have fun and grow together!

Manifesto summary:

  • Launching ‘More than a degree’ campaign
  • Instilling a never too late to get involved mantra
  • Creating a collaborative society festival, uniting the SU
  • Committing to committees
  • Pioneering on environmental issues starting with #scrapthestraw
  • Driving Portland as a dynamic and creative space for students to express themselves and relax with a people’s piano and photo booth.
  • Superhero day

#JOINTHECLUBB

Mike Flanagan

Manifesto Summary

I’m immensely passionate about the Students’ Union, so now I’d love to take my experience and ideas to the next level. Through my experiences on Welcome Committee and the Events Team I’ve seen first-hand how the SU benefits students, but also where it falls short.

I want to:

  • Recognise students for their achievements
  • Support the wellbeing of all students
  • Revolutionise the way events are delivered to students

If you choose me to be your Activities Officer, I believe I have the experience to make real change to the way the Students’ Union benefits every student’s University experience.

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Black & Minority Ethnic

Manifesto Summary

Malak – putting the voices of all BME students on the agenda

Manifesto Summary

A vote for me means a vote for more interactive events and collaborations with other societies to bring awareness to social issues that affect the BME community.

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Community

Jacob Collier

Manifesto Summary

I’m Jacob and I’m standing to be your Community Officer! I will be a Community Officer with a visible presence across all our campuses, fighting to give power back to students from rogue landlords and improve our underfunded mental health services. Together we can improve our community and make it work for the many, not the few.

Please vote Jacob Collier #1 for Community!

Marisa Muramatsu

Manifesto Summary

From being in JCR and History committees, I have gained experience working with student groups. I have taken their interests and translated them into effective action, benefitting many. If elected, I hope not just to improve the bubble that is UoN, but also utilise our extensive societies, resources and skill sets. This should help us improve and help the community, whether it be through introducing more kettles, microwaves and water fountains onto campus, diverting left over food from university to homeless shelters and food banks, or raising awareness of racial and sexual harassment.

Tasha Bednall

Manifesto Summary

Your community: Better with a Tash

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Education

Cassie O'Boyle

Manifesto Summary

As the current Education Officer, I have supported the Lecture Capture policy (compulsory from September 2018), lobbied for a reduction in the cost of graduation, fought for better timetabling (including free Wednesday afternoons) and represented you in the review of Student Services.

I want to continue these projects, continue fighting for student experience and campaign for:

  • 24 Hour breaks between exams
  • No hidden course costs
  • Better descriptions of optional modules

Maps to highlight student amenities on every campus like gender neutral toilets, microwaves and both UG and PGs

Matthew Spurr

Manifesto Summary

I’ve got the experience and confidence to make, shape and bring change! By creating a university environment tailored towards the student’s needs we can ensure that every student succeeds.

We’re not asking the university to be great. As students – we demand it.

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Equal Opportunities and Welfare

Manifesto Summary

The students of Nottingham should vote for me as I care deeply about the liberation networks within this university and have experience working with the university and getting things done. I stand for safety, security and support.

Fortune Mahachi

Manifesto Summary

  • I will champion the welfare of every student.
  • I will ensure that students are supported when they face difficult times.
  • I will be available to listen and support anyone no matter how small the issue is.
  • I will be open to new ideas on how the welfare of students can be improved.
  • Every student matter regardless of their background or needs.

Grace (LEMON)

Manifesto Summary

Well-being is fundamental to our degrees. If we’re not well, then we won’t be able to function, let alone enjoy our university experience. I want to change that – I want wellness to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. When life gives us lemons, let’s make Lemonade.
VOTE LEMON.
LOWERING STRESS, ISOLATION AND MENTAL ILLNESSES
EXISTING OFFICERS – CONTINUE THE WORK OF LAURA-BELIN KELLY AND KATIE LEACH
MORE AWARENESS OF WHERE YOU CAN GO FOR SUPPORT
OPPORTUNITY – ENSURING EVERYONE HAS THE SAME EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REGARDLESS OF CAMPUS AND DISABILITY
NO MORE STIGMA ON LONELINESS AND MENTAL HEALTH

Zoe Mackenzie

Manifesto Summary

I’m Zoe Mackenzie and I’m a third year Geography student. I have the experience for this role, gained through my positions on committees for Nightline, Welcome Week and the Welfare Network.

Support:

  • Increase support for students and welfare groups.

Wellbeing:

  • Run events to improve students’ wellbeing. Review contracts with DG and Crisis over student safety.

Assistance:

  • Assist the Part-Time Officers. Introduce campaigner free routes on campus. Review accessibility on campus.

Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with the university on campaigns and to increase funding for the counselling service.

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International Students

Aanchal Rawal

Manifesto Summary

As an international student myself, I feel the same emotions as everyone else on campus. I believe in inclusivity more than anything else and getting a job is on the top of the list for everyone, be it international or home students. I have had the opportunity to become best friends with people from all over the world who I now travel nationwide with. I have had professional and personal moments which made me spend sleepless nights in Newark Hall, multi-lingual walks from Jubilee to University Park, dinners at Cosmo and amazing night-outs at Pom Pom and Crisis.

Alice & Veronia

Manifesto Summary

Students should vote for us because we yearn to improve and heighten the experience for both current and future students, providing them with confidence and reassurance as they embark on this new journey. As first year students that have never previously been to the UK, we have experienced confusion and discomfort settling into what seemed a very strange and unusual environment, we want to avoid that completely for other students. In terms of events, we intend to raise awareness of how diverse our community is, as well as expanding the international community through social events.

Manifesto Summary

This is my honour to apply for the post of an international officer to reflect students’ opinions, improve welfare and create a better community. I believe I am competent to this position based on the followings.
– I live in an international social circle as I love to meet people from different backgrounds and explore their cultures.
– Good communication and team working skills have been improved in my previous customer service job.
– My critical thinking skills have been gained through reading books and talking with people in daily life.
Thanks for your support!

Manifesto Summary

Is it difficult while deciding where to sit at dinner? And you end up eating mostly alone. I will help you with that.
Did you go to that one event because you wanted to be a part of the group? But really didn’t enjoy it. I will help you with that.
When you’re an international student things are different you want to make new friends but you have difficulty approaching them? As an international student myself I have faced all these problems and together I hope, we can create an ecosystem where you feel you belong and do things you cherish with the people you love.

Manifesto Summary

Stronger bridges, forming stronger relationships for a stronger community. As international officer, I hope to create more opportunities where students can interact and form deeper relationships with others during their time here overseas.
Despite our different backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures, I do not believe that there is much that sets us apart.
Ultimately, we are one community, one University and one Nottingham.

Manifesto Summary

International students face a number of challenges at university. These include complications with bank accounts, difficulties making friends outside one’s national group and struggling with the English language.
As International Officer, I want to help internationals overcome these challenges.
Being an international student myself and being heavily involved with societies, sports clubs and volunteering, I know what the SU can offer to internationals.
This knowledge in combination with my leadership experience will enable me to make sure internationals get the most out of their time at uni.

Manifesto Summary

“Where there is a will, there is a way”. If I am elected, it is time to start demanding a perfect marriage between you and the Students’ Union. Are you expecting more exciting interactive themed events inside and outside the university to light up your student life? Are you looking for more opportunities to get involved in societies and communities for cultural exchange and fun activities? Are you seeking for help on academic learning, housing or other issues? Vote for me, we are one step closer to make UoN a truly warm family for international students.

Shen-Li & Yi Ling

Manifesto Summary

– Encourage inclusivity and diversity through cultural events
– Improve accessibility in regards to language in the administrative process
– Create or promote existing facilities or services to smoothen the transition process for international students
– Introducing a buddy system for language exchange where native speakers can teach each other

Manifesto Summary

I won’t settle till you’re settled… and we’ll make a home away from home that we can all be proud of. For this job, there’s no question, I’m your woman:) and I would be honoured to represent each and everyone of you.

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LGBT+

James Pheasey

Manifesto Summary

Often people of minority groups do not feel welcome in a place where they cannot see or hear themselves represented. I recognise each individual as important and to be accounted for. Too often voices get lost under the LGBT+ umbrella. I aim to facilitate your voices rather than speaking for or over them.
I’ve seen the Network succeed in making the university a more inclusive and safe environment for everyone. I’ve also seen that there is, of course, more work to be done, and I would love to have this opportunity to play my part!

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Mature Students

No candidates

Manifesto Summary

No candidates for this role

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Postgraduate

Agata Miezaniec

Manifesto Summary

How am I?

  • Full-time 3rd year international PhD student
  • Involved in Postgraduate Committee
  • Co-author of Student Union Student Life Blog
  • Digital Ambassador of UoN

What do I want to do?

  • Mentoring System
  • Coaching events
  • Regular social events
  • ‘Find a Housemate’ event
  • Welfare sessions
  • PG Newsletter
  • PG student-focused university website

Daniel Grossegger

Manifesto Summary

My name is Daniel and as former course representative, active in the postgraduate community and 3rd year PhD student, I am running for the position as Postgraduate Officer. Main wishes are the extension of the well-being programme, providing the opportunists for postgraduate research students to teach, expanding the social programme and creating a platform for future postgraduate students to engage with current students.

Manifesto Summary

  • Postgraduate events- Educational trips, research oriented formal dinner
  • Cultural/ traditional events with specific community music
  • Guidance regarding housing, travel and shopping
  • Committee dealing with personnel/relationship issues.

Manifesto Summary

    1. My social sphere is large, especially in Business School;
    2. Have confidence and patience;
    3. I speak perfect Chinese and I am studying Arabic now.

Manifesto Summary

No matter how many meetings I may be stuck in, I’ll always have time for those in need.

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President

Hemanth Kalathuru 阿明

Manifesto Summary

Vote HK to Bring Magic to the SU.
Vote HK to ensure the student voices are heard and answered.
Vote HK to ensure that your life improves during your time at University of Nottingham.
Vote HK to bring positive changes for everyone.

What makes me different to other candidate(s)?- My manifesto builds upon the feedback, opinions and ideas of reaching out to 1200 students individually pre-campaigning period. The core emphasis of my manifesto points are the VOICES OF REAL STUDENT PROBLEMS and I am passionate to bring in the change YOU wish to see in our SU.

#BringMagictoSU
WeChat: Ming96HK

Manifesto Summary

I’m Pete Lendon, a 3rd year Economics and Econometrics student.
I want to make change. Change that you the STUDENTS want.
Choose VOICE
Officers should represent you and changes you want.
Choose SAFETY
We shouldn’t stand for a student life where sexual and physical assault are common place. Day or night. On or off campus
Choose RESPECT
No matter your race, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, I will fight to have your rights respected.
Choose RECOGNITION
I will ensure student groups are rewarded and individuals are recognised.
Choose your future. Choose Pete

William F. Buckley Jr.

Manifesto Summary

“Now therefore, while the youthful hue
Sits on thy skin like morning dew,
And while thy willing soul transpires
At every pore with instant fires,
Now let us sport us while we may,
And now, like amorous birds of prey,
Rather at once our time devour
Than languish in his slow-chapped power.
Let us roll all our strength and all
Our sweetness up into one ball,
And tear our pleasures with rough strife
Through the iron gates of life:
Thus, though we cannot make our sun
Stand still, yet we will make him run.”

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Sports

Cassie Ulrich

Manifesto Summary

As your Sports Officer, I will be your champion; you will always have my attention because I am committed to supporting all students and clubs. I’m passionate about the student experience in all regards and how impactful sport can be. With my extensive experience in the US University sport system and here at the Uni of, and my willingness to engage with students, and my fresh perspective to the University, I believe I can help continue the University’s outstanding reputation for welfare support, IMS participation, and BUCS achievement while also emphasising leadership and committee support

Manifesto Summary

Academic Balance:

  • Action Lecture Capture on Wednesdays/for late lectures.
  • Wednesday afternoon flexibility for Vocational courses.

Participation:

  • More effective hall/society structure and communication.
  • Sutton Bonington drop offs for all BUCS transport.

Optimising Facilities:

  • Increase monitoring and feedback of facilities to repair, replace and improve.
  • Alternative system for accessing storage at DRSV & ensure all storage, is fit for purpose.

Club Support:

  • Introduce ‘Sponsorship Pool’.
  • Expand Welfare in Sport to include safety on team socials.

Media:

  • Create a ‘Sports Calendar’

Lois O’Toole

Manifesto Summary

I am the most experienced candidate, and I will bring about change for students by listening to and representing your voice. Welfare and inclusivity are high up on my agenda, and I recognise the different needs of all clubs and demographics to ensure everyone has as much of a rewarding time as I did. I want students to have a positive experience on and off the pitch, and will educate committees in creating a safe and respectful environment

First and foremost, I will represent you, and encourage presidents to use me to mandate the change you want to see.

Manifesto Summary

Having had the privilege to continue and develop my sport at Nottingham, I’d like to see every student given the opportunities that I was offered. I want the transparency and efficiency of UoN Sport to be increased to better support a growing number of students taking part in sports at an increasing variety of levels. By developing strategies within sport for the wider university population, we can help more individuals reap the rewards that physical activity has to offer alongside their studies. We don’t just develop great athletes, we develop great people.

Stuart Wharff

Manifesto Summary

I am committed to making life better for my fellow students. The word support is a key part of my manifesto, I am here to help in whatever way I can. Improving sport performance at UON while continuing the brilliant work of expanding participation and welfare in sport is my goal.

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Disabled Students'

No candidates

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Women's

Ruby Harrison

Manifesto Summary

I have been passionate about feminism and women’s* issues for a long time, I have had a fantastic time as Women’s Officer this year and would love to do it again! I have started working on things, such as pregnancy and childcare issues, sexual harassment, Ask for Angela and mental health training for tutors, that I want to be able to continue and take forward. Being part of the Students’ Union this year means I have experience and knowledge which I will use to carry on improving student experience and making a difference.

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Environmental & Social Justice

Manifesto Summary

Having worked alongside the SU for years now I know what it is and is not capable of doing and as such I understand the limits to but also potentials of the part-time officers. As I am currently doing my year abroad in Goettingen, Germany I can see first hand how big a role social justice and environmental issues can play in day-to-day student life. I would like to further the UoN Students engagement as well as make sure that the existing groups are supported through regular meetings of the whole ECJ network as well as in ‘focus groups’.

Manifesto Summary

I have always been passionate about sustainability and hope to represent the wider student community on this important 21st Century issue which affects us all. We’re second in the National GreenMetric rankings for Universities, Trent came first, let’s come first next year! We’re fortunate to have a green, pleasant campus but there is more left to do in terms of Environment and Social Justice which is why I am part of the fossil fuel divestment campaign and support the Living Wage, as well as going beyond my current role and contacting University Sustainability bosses on areas for improvement.

Manifesto Summary

I believe the best way forward is for students to be actively involved in decisions that affect them. Communication and a focus on changes students want to see, is the best way to make our university not only supportive of it’s students in all aspects but an ecologically positive environment. There are still crucial changes needed on our campus to lessen our environmental impact, to achieve that we need a hands on, student based approach.

Manifesto Summary

I am running for the ESJ because I believe that there should be a voice for the well-being of the students and the environment in which we all live.
I feel that I would be a good representative for the student community, and I want to be able to provide a platform by which students can present their ideas.
There are many ways in which the University can improve its Environmental standing and Social Justice support and I believe that I can help make this happen.

Vivek Agarwal

Manifesto Summary

I should be elected because I love UON and as a PhD student, I will be here for next three years and I will strive to do my best to make it better. I get on well with everyone in the university and make an effort to speak to new people. I will also use my degree in Geomatics Environmental Engineering as an important tool for creating and developing ways in which we can bring people together and create a positive environment among all. I believe I will surely be successful in the position of ESJ Rep as creating awareness concerning environmental and social issues is something I love.

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