The YUSU election 2015 campaigning officially began today. Early in the afternoon campus was already bombarded with painted cardboard and punny slogans.
With Facebook newsfeeds covered with promotions of candidates’ Facebook pages, Twitter trending with numerous amounts of hashtags; both campus and social media sites are swamped with candidates campaigns for this year’s election. The more noticeable places such as bridges, Market Square and the library are littered with posters, banners, placards and signs.
Examples of the inspired word play include George Balmford’s ‘You’d be Balmy not to’ and the return of Chris Wall’s ‘Bring on the wall’ slogans.
Candidates for full time officers (YUSU President, Welfare & Community Officer, Students’ Activities Officer, Academics Officer and Sports President) will start off with an election debate chaired by Graeme Osborn tonight at 8.30pm in Roger Kirk Centre, James College. The Yorker will be Liveblogging the whole debate on our website. Students are also able ask questions by posting on the event page, or by using the hastag #YUSUelection on Twitter.
URY will be hosting their own candidates’ night featuring both full and part-time officer candidates this Friday.
Voting opens Week 8 Monday 23rd and closes on Thursday 26th February. Result night will on Friday 27 February.