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Athletics Union Executive, Democracy Committee, International Students' Officer, RAG President, Student Trustee, Anti-Racism Officer, Women's Officer, Disabled Students Officer, Activities and Development, AU President, Community and Welfare, LGBT Officer, Environment and Ethics Officer, Education Officer, General Secretary
Full Time Positions:
The General Secretary is the primary representative of LSE students to the School, the media, and the outside world. They sit on the most important committees of the School, working across the Executive to make sure every officer is able to campaign on the issues they are passionate about – and that the School is listening to students.
DON'T STALL, VOTE STOLL!!
Endorsed by: Atheist, Economics, Howard League, Jewish, Labour and Co-operative, LGBT Alliance, Lib Dems, Women's Hockey, Album Club, Islamic Society
As a society president, AU member & UGM chair I have seen our SU from the inside and the outside. I have the experience, passion and vision to drive our Union forward. A NEW ROAD FOR OUR SU: Our SU needs improving. We need on-campus sports facilities, better funding and support for clubs & societies; clear & consistent communication to publicise events. We need to become an accountable, transparent SU that truly listens to students. GETTING LSE INTO GEAR: LSE students are exhausted of the poor-quality of teaching. I'll be ensuring we have standardized moodle resources across departments; library priority for LSE students year-round; consistent exam feedback; more time with permanent teaching staff; online lecture-capture for all courses; better pay and standards for GTAs and a focus on finally improving the quality of teaching. SERVICING OUR COMMUNITY: Living in London should be a dream, not a nightmare. I'll be lowering costs of accommodation & on-campus catering; creating an LSESU housing network; lobbying on international visa regulations and prioritizing diverse career opportunities and employability support for all students. For an SU that puts YOU in the driving seat, DONT STALL, VOTE JAY STOLL #1 FOR GENERAL SECRETARY!!
The Education Officer is the leading student voice on academic issues. They chair the Education Assembly, and responsible for leading the student voice on academic affairs, such as teaching quality, feedback, the lack of resits, broader teaching and learning developments and putting LSE students at the heart of national education issues.
Make LSE Rosier
Endorsed by: Economics, Jewish, Labour and Co-operative, Lib Dems
Your Education can be Rosier: As Education Officer, I will campaign for ‘participatory feedback’. I will work to reduce disparities across the school and make student engagement the focus. For example, some departments only offer exam feedback in exceptional circumstances. Therefore I aim to secure accessible exam feedback for all students. Furthermore I will ensure ‘best practice teaching’, by replicating the best aspects of the school across all departments. For example, I will lobby every department to introduce at least one module with a summative coursework component. To gain more credibility, LSE100 reform is necessary. I will ensure that the coursework gains more significance in overall grade determination, making the time you spend throughout the term as valuable as your exam. Securing students have access to perfect information is of paramount importance. I will procure an explicit commitment from the school that any potential future rise in fees will be subject to the school's democratic structures and not automatically implemented without student knowledge. Lastly, LSE needs to improve the overall student experience and guarantee value for money. My policies include more exchange opportunities, securing lecture-capture capabilities, and a greater integration between LSE services and departments.
Community and Welfare Officer
The Community and Welfare Officer is responsible for working with fellow students to improve the quality of life amongst the student body. They take a lead role in coordinating accommodation issues, creating a more ethically responsible School and prompting healthy living. They also assist with improving the provision of student support and widening participation.
**School Spirit, Anneessa will do it!**
Endorsed by: AIS, Economics, Jewish, Islamic, Palestine, SPICE, SWSS, ACS
***Happy*** School Spirit: Create a sense of community spirit and belonging @ LSE!! : - )Make Community Festival crowning glory of Student-Union Calendar : - )NO TO LOTTERY STUDENT EXPERIENCES! Don’t let Fresher’s Week dictate your entire school experience! : - )More Society-Networking events throughout the year : - )De-stressing Exam Time: The Houghton Street Fayre! : - )Initiatives to get YOU involved in SU : - )Implement year-long community programme ***Cohesive*** Revive Campaigns/Student Participation! : - ) Work with societies to involve under-represented communities in elections/student movements : - ) Offer SABB support to Students wanting to run awareness, liberation and political campaigns Safe Space for Everyone! Freedom to express opinion and ideas : - )Co-ordinate “difficult” debates on campus : - )Create a culture of respect & sensitivity : - )ZERO-TOLERANCE for Sexism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, Ableism ***Supportive*** : - )Create an LSE-Housing-Network : - )Better quality halal/kosher food in LSE/Intercollegiate Halls : - )More visible support services : - )Establish School-SU Welfare policy ***Approachable SABBS: Here to serve YOU!*** : - )SABB Office hours/open door policy : - )SABBS to publish performance targets and results
Activities and Development Officer
The Activities and Development Officer has overall responsibility for developing societies, Athletics’ Union, Media Group, RAG and volunteering, and working with students to achieve a fun LSE! As the chair of the Activities Assembly, also has responsibility for developing a student network of volunteers and campaigning activists.
Vote Richmond #1 for A&D
Endorsed by: Atheist, Economics, Howard League, Jewish, Lib Dems, Islamic
I’ve been a member of the AU for 3 years playing in a variety of clubs and this year I have worked as an AU Exec. This has allowed me to experience a number of the problems different clubs face as well as see where there are opportunities for change within the SU. As A&D I would focus on: *Streamline Communications* One channel of communication which societies, the AU and media outlets communicate through *Transparency* Regular meetings and updates as well as an open door policy *Funding for Teams and Clubs* Greater awareness of the annual fund and representation to the school *Funds for exceptional talent* Budgets for those who achieve excellent results as well as support for competitions, training or for equipment whether its Clubs or Societies *Give it A Go* More awareness of the sessions to allow greater participation across the whole SU in every club and society *Facilities* LSE needs a better indoor sports centre allowing more teams to train closer to campus. I will focus on bringing it into discussion with the school as well as community outreach projects and improving the relationship with ULU For your SU, Vote Richmond #1 for A&D
Disabled Students' Officer:
Represents the interests of students with disabilities, wellbeing issues, or illness to the Union and the School. Works with the LSE Disability & Wellbeing Office and the staff-student disabilities network. Plans awareness campaigns and events.
Vote Jade- inclusion, awareness and understanding!
Endorsed by: Jewish, Labour and Co-operative, LGBT Alliance, Lib Dems, SWSS
Disability, long-term illness and wellbeing issues affect a vast range of the student body and as Disabled Students Officer I will strive to achieve more INCLUSION, AWARENESS and UNDERSTANDING on behalf of these students. By forming a cross- liberation group the SU can campaign to achieve more INCLUSION and challenge the negative perceptions and treatment some students may face. Establishing an ‘Awareness Agenda’ will provide the continuous work and campaigning necessary to empower more disabled students to talk openly about disability and share their experiences. This agenda will endeavour to create more AWARENESS for the wide range of disabilities found at LSE by involving the student body through discussions, media projects and celebrating Disability History Month. By implementing a survey of Disabled students we would be able to find and address the key issues that disabled students have found during their time at LSE in order to provide the best student experience possible for all students. A new UNDERSTANDING of disabilities is vital in order to defeat current misconceptions and provide a safe and supportive environment for students to achieve their full potential. Vote Jade- inclusion, awareness and understanding!
International Students' Officer:
Represents the views of International Students to the Student’ Union Executive and the School. Coordinates cultural diversity on campus. Works with students and societies to promote events and campaigns with an international flavour.
Hamza J paves the Way!
Endorsed by: Economics, Jewish, Labour and Co-operative, LGBT Alliance, Lib Dems, Islamic, SPICE, SWSS
With over 70% of the student body originating from outside the UK, and having over 150 countries represented on campus, LSE stands out as a uniquely INTERNATIONAL and COSMOPOLITAN university. The Student Union itself has over FIFTY different cultural societies. However, how much integration and collaboration have we seen among the internationals over the years? I, as an International Students’ Officer seek to bring together all of YOU from whichever country or culture you originate, enhance the International experience at LSE and provide the proper channel for Your voices to be heard! 1)Increase the prominence of the International Week to make it even more engaging and attractive for all societies to actively contribute. 2)Raise important issues with the school executive such as rising International Fees, availability of scholarships, and lack of more international food (e.g Halal/Kosher) at the 4th Floor. 3)With the help of the School careers service, assist internationals with employability in light of new visa regime and policies. 4)Introduce new sporting competitions among internationals. 5)Generate interest towards other important platforms such as the Language Centre and regional research centres. It is imperative to have an Active Voice and Effective Representation to bring about an active international participation in the running of the school.
Challenges the under-representation of women, and issues important to women, within the LSE and the Student Union. As a result, the role ranges widely - from representing female students in decision-making bodies, facilitating campaigns within LSE, engaging with feminist campaigns and events, and supporting individual female students with issues arising at LSE.
Endorsed by: LGBT Alliance, Lib Dems, Women's Hockey, ACS
* FOREVER INFORMATIVE * To propose solutions it is necessary to identify the problems first! A campus-wide consultation will be held to ask female students what they feel are the important issues needing to be addressed Holding forums on women's leadership, alongside sessions for prominent members of S.U societies and the A.U to foster a greater support network for women on campus * FOREVER INCLUSIVE * Women’s rights aren’t just for women - though we must lead the debate on some issues, men should be involved in the discussion. This will be done by actively including men and women in activities, allowing both sexes to help improve campus life. There are many men on campus who are in favour of gender equality, and they should not be denied a role in this process * FOREVER INNOVATIVE * To ensure a broader message on campus, events concerning gender issues must not be restricted just to members of the Feminist Society. Such events will include Q+A sessions with panels of women who are renowned in their chosen careers, as well as giving greater platforms for current student-led initiatives such as W.E. are LSE *FOREVER YOUNG*
Ethics and Environment Officer:
Develops sustainability initiatives at the LSE, and runs campaigns on issues of ecology, social justice, peace and solidarity.
Be an angel – vote Gabriel for E&E.
Endorsed by: Badminton, Howard League, Jewish, Labour and Co-operative, LGBT Alliance, Lib Dems
I want to maximise the resources of the Union by minimising waste. Less waste: I will be a tireless campaigner on environmental issues, social justice and solidarity: by taking stuff off the Sabbs’ desks I will ensure your representatives can better serve you. I will work to reduce LSE’s carbon footprint, and to make our forward-thinking university an environmental leader. I believe that: 1. More must be done to help and unite societies around common causes. Effective campaigning and events require better organisation and assistance. 2. We must match our academic achievement by leading the way in protecting the environment. 3. If the School won’t further expand its financial assistance, the Union should assist in providing scholarships and bursaries for students from lower-income backgrounds. 4. International students are under increasing threat. As a cosmopolitan student body we should be leading the fight to stop another potential disaster like at London Met. 5. The NUS must be made to listen to students’ concerns, because at the moment an inanimate carbon rod is more in touch with what we think. Be an angel – vote Gabriel for E&E. Engage students in campaigns and events & Empower students to make changes
LGBT Students Officer:
Coordinates the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) campaign to tackle homophobia and defend, extend and deepen the rights of LGBT students. Works closely with the LGBT society.
PLAY SAFE WITH MATT WHITE!
Endorsed by: Jewish, Labour and Co-operative, SWSS, ACS
PLAY SAFE • Promote safe sex and testing to combat the increasing spread of STIs • Support London’s 1 in 11 HIV+ men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) BYE TO NO BI • Remove any doubt surrounding the existence of bisexuality • Challenge arguments suggesting that bisexuality is merely confusion or a phase IT’S NOT GAY TO BE GAY • Zero tolerance policy on all LGBT discrimination, no matter how minor or casual • Target London schools to spread the word that it’s not gay to be gay DOUBLE TROUBLE • Combat the twofold discrimination that lesbians and bisexual women face due to gender and orientation • Counter the sexualisation of women DONATION NOT DISCRIMINATION • Fight ridiculous limitations on blood donation for MSM • Work with NUS to ensure that donation selection criteria are based on participation, not orientation TOILETS FOR TRANS* • Ensure that we have a number of gender neutral toilets on LSE campus WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER • Share experiences via ‘coming-out’ workshops • Work with AU to battle homophobia in sport • Increase integration of LGBT community • Take advantage of the ULU network • Tighten relationships with graduate employers to build opportunities across the board
Athletics Union President:
Takes the lead role in representing the interests and members of the Athletics Union to the Students' Union and the School. Along with the Activities and Development Officer, the AU President develops and strengthens sports at the LSE.
JOIN THE PRO-CRASTO-NATION
Endorsed by: Labour and Co-operative, Islamic
**BETTER USE OF AU FUNDS** Using the Annual Fund to secure bigger and better entertainment events, including live music, to add to our longstanding traditions. With a brand new Student Services Centre, we should be scaling up our ambitions. **DEPARTMENT SPORTS TEAMS** An opportunity for wider social participation in regular sport. After years of unfounded verbal abuse, departments will finally put their balls where their mouths are, competing in LSE leagues for football (nearby 5-aside pitches), netball (L.I.F), basketball and dodgeball (Old Building gym), etc. **LESS INTIMIDATION** Crucially, department sports teams will be strongly encouraged to attend AU nights together and integrate with existing clubs. This will in turn expand the number and array of people benefiting from LSE’s most exciting night of the week and our brand new AU venue. **MORE COLLABORATION WITH RAG** Working more closely together to promote each other’s events and collectively contribute to worthwhile causes. **MORE ACCOUNTABLE AU ADMINISTRATION** Ensuring more efficient, transparent organisation of AU activities including university trip funds and fixture scheduling. **BETTER SPORTS FACILITIES** Improving on-campus sporting facilities to be enjoyed by anyone in the SU.
Runs campaigns and events aimed at eliminating and countering all forms of discrimination based on race, religion or nationality. Supports students who have been victimised by racism.
SHOW RED TO RACISM, VOTE RAYHAN!
Endorsed by: Economics, Jewish, Labour and Co-operative, Lib Dems, Islamic, Palestine, SPICE, SWSS, ACS
With one of the most ethnically diverse student populations in the UK, it is imperative we have a strong Anti-Racism campaign within the LSE Students Union. Having helped bring the first ever Islamophobia Awareness Month to LSESU and been part of the first ever SU delegation to Auschwitz, I have been at the forefront of the Anti-Racism campaign. As YOUR Anti-Racism officer I will focus on three areas. GREATER TRANSPARENCY: I will create an Anti-Racism Forum that consists of delegates from all faith and ethnic societies across the Student Union. This will help us to share ideas about campaigns and resolve any issues that arise on campus in a transparent and effective way. MORE REPRESENTATION: I will encourage those from ethnic minorities to run in SU elections. Between elections, with the help of the Anti-Racism Forum, I will act as a strong voice representing ethnic and faith groups in the executive decision making process of the SU. RAISING AWARENESS: I will continue SU run campaigns such as Black History Month, integrating them more with societies to get a wide range of events and exhibitions. I will campaign for more educational delegations to help raise awareness about racism worldwide (e.g. a delegation to Bosnia).
Runs the Raising and Giving Society. Organises events aimed at raising money for a variety of charities.
No tough love, just RAG love.
Endorsed by: Labour and Co-operative, LGBT Alliance, Lib Dems
RAG (Raising and Giving) society has been the defining feature of my undergraduate experience at the LSE. It has given me the opportunity to hitchhike, skydive, organise this year’s freshers ball, see people gunged, have fun, and most importantly fundraise for incredible causes. In the past year, RAG has been transformed by our current President into a well-organised, professional society. Despite this transformation, many people aren’t involved in RAG or even know what it is. If elected, in the next year I want to raise the profile of RAG so everyone knows and can get involved in helping charities elected by the student body. I also want to: 1) Build links with smaller charity societies and support them in fundraising. 2) Provide events that everyone can get involved in: for example non-alcoholic events as well as alcoholic events, arts events, academic events etc. 3) Develop a volunteering scheme with the Volunteer Centre so that people can donate their time as well as their money. 4) Increase the total amount of money raised by RAG and create a five-year plan to aim for raising £1 million. 5) Improve the organisational structure within RAG to better communication between RAG and residential halls.
Democracy Committee Members (x5)
Members of the Democracy Committee are responsible for overseeing all the SU’s democratic procedures. They meet fairly regularly to discuss SU elections, the UGM and SU policy. The Democracy Committee oversee the elections, with the Returning Officer taking the lead. They also run the UGM, by nominating one of the members to be the UGM chair. Being elected to the Democracy Committee provides a great opportunity to get involved in the democratic policy and procedures of the SU and make a change.
Revive our Democracy
Endorsed by: Jewish, Labour and Co-operative, Lib Dems, SWSS
Democracy at LSESU needs a strong voice. It needs a voice that lets us hold our Executive to account, that lets us design and pass policy, and lets us have fun doing so. As UGM Chair, I have seen how our current structures are failing us. I have seen the flaws that stop our democracy from functioning, but I also know what steps forward we should take to REVIVE OUR DEMOCRACY. I will REFORM democratic structures so we can CHANGE our SU for the better. In addition to fighting for constitutional changes, such as bringing back online UGM voting, I will ENGAGE students in the Union’s democracy, to make sure we are INCLUSIVE, DIVERSE and REPRESENTATIVE. I will do this through working with CLUBS and SOCIETIES, LIBERATION campaign and Departments, ENCOURAGING students who may never have participated before to get involved. Furthermore, I will be DEDICATED, IMPARTIAL, and COMPETENT. Democracy at LSESU needs a strong voice: to REVIVE OUR DEMOCRACY, VOTE JOE ANDERSON #1 FOR DEMOCRACY COMMITTEE.
Empower your voices!
Endorsed by: Islamic
If I get elected in the Democracy Committee I will make sure of the following: 1. Inclusion- The gap between students and the school should be bridged. I believe that the LSE community needs to be more cohesive, and no one should be unfairly marginalized from the community. I hope to bring the SU to its former glory, where the UGMs used to be packed. 2. Fairness- As democracy committee member, I will make sure that all proceedings and logistics of the SU are conducted in a fair and democratic manner, whereby no one is excluded. It has come to my attention that there has been an element of favouritism, if I get elected, I will make sure that this is dealt with as a matter of urgency. 3. Implementation- I will also make sure that all the laws and regulations of the SU constitution are implemented properly, so that everyone has a say, and those contending in any future election are given a level playing field. 4. Transparency- The Students Union is the sole property of the students themselves and that is why I believe that there should be complete transparency in the finances, dealings and decisions.
Putting the LAD into democratic accountability.
Endorsed by: Lib Dems
VOTE LOUIS DAVIES #1 FOR DEMOCRACY COMMITTEE Three objectives to increase democratic accountability in our students' union. 1) Bring back paper throwing at UGM 2) Bring back online voting 3) Bring in community voting ASAP. LOOK LIKES DEMOCRACY IS BACK ON THE MENU BOYS!
Your Union – Your Opinion
I am a first-year Masters in Management student and I am running for the position of “Trustee of the Students' Union” and “Democracy Committee Member” in LSE Student-Union (SU). I joined LSE in September-2012, and have eagerly followed and observed LSE-SU activities and functionality. I have always believed that SU is not just about the societies or the people who run-it; its success is determined by the extent to which students feel that union is of the students, by the students and for the students. During my under-graduation, I started my own NGO and served as its president and treasurer for two-years. I gained first-hand experience in structuring organisational goals in addition to learning key-skills for strategizing plans to bring them to fruition. Furthermore, my experience as a consultant in two leading consultancy firms has made me recognize the importance of “customer (student)-first” perspective while taking strategic decisions for the future of an organization (LSE-SU). My biggest contribution to the LSE-SU would be a unique combined knowledge that I bring to the table from the above-mentioned experiences and by being the trustee and member of democracy-committee I will ensure student-centric future growth of the Union. Requesting your support! Prateek Gupta
DC needs some NUTS, Vote Ali!
Endorsed by: Labour and Co-operative, SWSS
Vote ALI ISSA for democracy committee. Democracy at the LSESU is in danger, it’s time to call in the A team! As a first year, I've attended all of the UGMs so far and have been disappointed by the bad attendance and lack of motions. SU involvement is being monopolised by a small portion of the student body and it’s time for the rest of us to be included. If elected I’d advocate the following: Numbers- I aim to widen participation in the Union and get different parts of the LSE community to voice their concerns and use their SU representatives. I want to liaise with the LSESU media to do this UGMs- they shouldn't be a regulatory chore but the heartbeat of student activities and concerns. I will strive for either a motion put forward or a speaker to discuss a topic of concern every UGM Transform- Above all I want to help change the image of the SU in general from one that is a political playground for some to a positive platform for all Support- I will help the rest of the team implement a transparent system that upholds the constitution DC needs some NUTS, Vote Ali!
Trustee of the Students' Union (x2)
Trustees of the Students’ Union are responsible for the legal, financial and strategic future of the SU. Trustees meet around 5 times a year. Being a trustee of an organisation like LSESU provides very valuable experience for someone hoping to go into a career in finance, business or consultancy; the transferable skills learnt in this position are highly valued by employers.
Vote Ward for the Board
I'm John Ward, and I'm asking for you to vote for me to be a Trustee because I want to ensure the LSESU works as hard as possible to meet the needs of students. I'm in my second year studying Business Mathematics and Statistics, which means I like to solve problems, and get stuck into the details of anything I'm presented with, which should be good skills to have when working with the board to make important decisions about the future of LSESU. The SU works closely with all LSE clubs and societies, so my experience on the committee of a newly formed society this year should help me understand what they expect and require of it. Throughout my time here, I've enjoyed meeting Undergrads, Postgrads, and General Course students from all the various departments of the school, and I believe I have a good understanding of what students expect from their SU. My approach to decisions the SU has to make would be to find out as much as possible about whatever issues arise, then engage in discussion with a wide range of students. If you think I'm up to the job, I'm asking for your vote!
Musty For Trustee
Endorsed by: Economics, Jewish, Islamic, Palestine, SPICE, ACS
MUSTY'S PROMISES 1.CHEAPER AND BETTER FOOD. As an Undergraduate Representative the biggest complaint I got was about the quality of food at LSE and Halls. · BETTER QUALITY MEALS AT A LOWER COST · MEALS THAT PROVIDE A BALANCED DIET 2.CHEAPER ACCOMMODATION. We live in the most expensive city in the WORLD. LSE could give us a hand. · MORE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PRICES WITH OPT IN OPTIONS FOR CATERING 3.KEEP LSE TRANSPARENT · I WILL PREPARE EASY TO READ BREAKDOWNS OF WHERE YOUR MONEY ACTUALLY GOES 4.MORE OF A UNIVERSITY FEEL. LSE consistently comes high in all the academic rankings but student satisfaction is LOW. We need to… · INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SOCIAL EVENTS WITH OTHER UNIVERSITIES · KEEP THE THREE TUNS AND STUDENT UNION OPEN ON WEEKENDS + LATE AND HAVE SOMETHING HAPPEN! 5.FUNDING FOR SOCIETIES AND SPORTS/ TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MULTICULTURALISM AROUND US. It’s time to start hearing about an LSE rowing team -elite Unis should have elite training. Have more interfaith and intercultural events throughout the year. · SPECIALIST TRAINING FOR SPORTS TEAMS OF ALL LEVELS · MORE FUNDING FOR MINORITY SPORTS · “LSE FESTIVALS” TO CELEBRATE RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL EVENTS AS A UNIVERSITY · BE AS INCLUSIVE AS POSSIBLE MUSTY FOR TRUSTEE
The Athletics Union elect 5 members to the AU executive. The responsibilities are then divided between the 5 successful candidates as they see fit.
Broaden your AU horizons
My first priority is ensuring that the AU will once again be seen as the sports club it really is; utilising The Beaver for weekly updates on the progress of teams in the AU will give people the chance to see the level of achievement being attained by all of you, whilst allowing you all to compare the success of each other. I appreciate as much as anyone how nights like fight night, Mr LSE, AU Ball (and of course the Carol), bring us all together as one club and I am fully committed to ensuring that the social events we have experienced over the past few years continue to go from strength to strength, with increased participation. The transition into the new student union facility next year is an exciting time, and I will ensure that this huge change remains seamless. Although I’m sure many of you will be sad to leave the Tuns, the new SU building will offer the opportunity to reinvigorate the Wednesday night experience, and I will thoroughly enjoy being a part of this.
AU keeno, vote for Nino
*More representation for smaller clubs. By encouraging smaller clubs to participate in different events, they will get the chance to raise their profile. Inviting a wider range of clubs to take part in events such as Fight Night, will give everyone the opportunity to demonstrate all their club has to offer. *Development based budget allocation. By allocating the budget in accordance with the development of each club, smaller clubs which have showed promise and growth will get encouragement and support from the Exec, in order to further develop the club in the future. *Supporting other teams. Encouraging the AU to go out and support each other for big games will help bring the AU together and will publicise what a wide array of talent is present in the AU. Integration with RAG will promote the charitable aspect of the AU and improve our reputation within the student body, as well as reporting our successes to the Beaver through team reports. *More efficient cashflow. Reimbursement of expenses has been too slow and has hindered the functioning of the AU. I will improve repayment schemes and increase the transparency with the repayments of funds
It will be more merry with McSherry
Endorsed by: Badminton
My decision to run for the Athletics Union Executive stems from the fact that my university experience has been formed and built around my involvement through both the social and sporting side of the AU. As a result, I believe that I should give something back to the community which has so greatly influenced me, and I believe I have the skill set required for the role and passion to deliver adequate representation for all LSE sporting societies. There is a sense that smaller clubs and societies within the AU are not included or promoted when it comes to the large events such as Fight Night – this was evident when only rugby and football were involved in the fight cards. I would like to implement a change in the way these events are promoted, and run, so as to bring together all sporting societies to provide an inclusive and sociable AU. And finally, I would campaign tirelessly for more pitchers in The Tuns on Wednesday nights. This would undoubtedly benefit the entire AU as inter society - and inter gender – socialising is always more easy with adequate pitchering.
Proving anyone can play sport.
Endorsed by: Shooting
Vote Meaden #1 for AU Exec If elected I will; 1) Ensure proper representation and support for all clubs, regardless of size. 2) Act as a reliable and trustworthy link between clubs and SU staff. 3) Promote a positive image of the AU to the whole LSE community. 4) Increase the number of AU-Rag events. 5) Stop running for elected office
I SATISFY THE MAJORITY.
I am a dedicated, organised and creative person who will contribute everything I can to the AU to improve it throughout my year as your Exec. As a fresher, and a frequent Zoo Bar victim, I know what students want from their first year and from the LSE AU. I want to make it easier for people to mix with other teams, so that you know what happens in the Zoo before the Beaver tells you. To do this I’ll introduce more INTER-TEAM SOCIALS. As a member of a MINORITY CLUB, I know what it’s like to be forgotten by the AU. As your Exec, I promise to never let that happen. Next time someone asks you what sport you play and you reply, I don’t ever want the person to say, ‘oh I didn’t know LSE had a team for that….’ To make sure the AU is exactly what you want, i'll host REGULAR ONLINE POLLS. And as a member of the LSE Women’s Rugby team, I am the sort of girl who will fight for you, in the mud and the rain, to make sure that what you want actually happens.