Quiz the Candidates: Societies and Sport Officer take the stage

Wednesday 07-03-2018 - 11:55
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Last night saw the second Quiz the Candidates event, with those standing for the new positions of Societies and Development Officer and Sport Officer taking the stage. 

Candidates had the opportunity to speak about their campaigns and respond to questions from the audience, including sports and societies subgroup attendees.

First up were the candidates standing for Societies Officer, including Anna-Louise Welsh (MMU4U) and Rosie Conway (Fresh 4 MMU). Nikola Vyskocilova sent their apologies. 

Each candidate delivered their sixty-second introduction, detailing why they should be elected.

Questions were then taken from the floor and social media, in addition to presubmitted questions, and included how they saw the role working with external stakeholders and how they would make societies a more inclusive place.

A member of the audience asked what candidates would do with the development aspect of the role

Owen Jones, current Activities Manchester Officer, asked the candidates "what are you going to do differently to engage societies?"


Next up, the candidates for Sport Officer delivered their introductory speeches and faced questions from the audience.

Candidates attending were Daniel Wheldon (Fresh 4 MMU) Iana Kakoulli (Your passion, My responsibility!) and Ross Sharman (MMU4U).

As before, some questions were presubmitted and others were taken from the floor and social media. The candidates were asked how they would continue the development of successful club-led events and what they felt is the most exciting thing about the new Sport Officer role.

A member of the audience asked "What support would you give to clubs that want to be part of BUCS?"

Questions submitted via social media wanted the candidates to explain what they could do to make sports feel less 'cliquey' and more accessible to students and how they would ensure Cheshire teams received the correct support.


You can see the first Q&A with the candidates for Education, President and Wellbeing here.

Who will you choose to be your new Sport Officer and Societies and Development Officer? Check out the candidates manifestos here.

Voting opens at 09:00 on Friday 9 March.

Find out more about this year's Student Officer elections. 


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