On 23rd February 2015, Room One saw the first of the Exec Election Bubble Debates. The evening was hosted by Nina Blissett on stage and Dave Thompson in the crowd, talking to the panel and sharing social media interactions. Nina brought us an introduction to the evening and we were also introduced to the panel; Sarah Haar- Ex- VP Action, Axelle Savary- Butler Court Hall Chair, George Hones- former Rigg Rutt Hall Chair and Hamza Modi- involved in Action, Welfare and chair of Bakewell Hall.
Our 3rd candidate of the evening came from VP College. On stage with Nina was our current VP College, Gayathri Seneviratne.
Elisei Ghiorghita gave a 30 second introduction: the role is all about the responsibility to connect the college with the union. I want to share experiences with the college to help them to make the most of their student experience.
Gayathri: I’m going to give you the opportunity to highlight aims for the year- as you weren’t around last week.
Elisei: I have 3 main functions: to organise events and activities for students in the college in every aspect; to communicate; and to organise between college and LSU to promote events and societies.
Axelle: Your manifesto seems “washy”. I feel you don’t know what the role is- how do you expect to carry it out?
Elisei: I am prepared to represent the college students, promote and organise.
Gayathri: How can we increase engagement with things like Action and RAG? How can you excite them about the Union?
Elisei: It’s all about the promotion!!!
Sarah Haar: Every year we struggle to engage with college- how can we be seen to engage with them?
Elisei: we can talk to tutors more and use adverts for promotion so that people know who they can go to.
Elisei knows what his aims are and sticks strongly by his three target areas.