Union President Candidate:

AAAlvaro Superlopez

Blurb

AAAlvaro Superlopez the charge YUSU needs

Summary

AAA Batteries Prez

A - Powering-up the Presidency. Make the role more personal, approachable, student-friendly/led, “down-to-earth” and efficient.

A - Re-Energize student-engagement. Bolster student-media, promote the University Culture across campus and York-City-Council, widen online-engagement, show how the open discussions are brought to Executive Board, prioritise more contact-time with students.

A - Long-lasting Sabbs Impact. Create an open-and-flexible system where students can give their feedback and have their input on an ongoing basis, and follow the current work and objectives on a “dashboard” available on the website.


Manifesto

POWERING-UP THE PRESIDENCY

  • Approachable Prez:
  • Re-focus the role making it more personal and significant to students. I will make time for students to share their ideas and problems directly with me, for a more approachable, cohesive and “down-to-earth” student-union.

  • Student-led Priorities:
  • Give students the power to choose which matters I should focus my efforts on, through manifesto termly reviews.

  • Efficient role:
  • Review the president’s role increasing its impact and efficiency, and investigate better mechanisms to make the role more responsive to student needs, being more active and transparent with policy changes.


RE-ENERGIZE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

  • Pints with the Sabbs:
  • Prioritise more in contact-time with students. Bring back casual meetings with the president/Sabbs, at times that are suited to student-timetables, in a YUSU bar.

  • Bolster Student Media:
  • More support and visibility for campus media, to make their voices louder. An open discussion will be held to implement this point efficiently.

  • Certified training for students:
  • Give more opportunities for all students to attend specific certified training recognised by future employers (eg. public speaking, first-aid, leadership).

  • Promote University Culture
  • Strengthen the relationship with the City-Council, so we can use their facilities and means to increase advertisement of performances by our talented student-body. Also, deliver the Student-hub.

  • Online Engagement:
  • Continue developing the “Dashboard” idea, where students can see the progress made on Sabb/Union objectives, YUSU achievements (closing-the-loop), as well as upcoming planned work. A “Suggestions” link where Sabbs will review and respond to fortnightly.

  • Wider Engagement:
  • Increase links with students on placements, abroad, part-time, mature-students, post-graduate, and international students, who sometimes feel left out.

  • Taking student matters to the Executive Board
  • Open forums where students can raise concerns, in particular on issues relating to FINANCE, ACCOMMODATION, and PERSONAL-HEALTH. Agreement of action points to bring to the University-Executive-Board.


LONG-LASTING SABBS IMPACT

  • Engendering continuity:
  • Focus on closing-the-loop with feedback and YUSU achievements, helping to create a system for future years, where the efforts and successes of current Sabbs can be carried forward.

  • Flexible manifesto:
  • Creating more opportunities for the student-body to add items to Sabbs manifestos in term 1 and 2. With the consensus of the Sabbs, a selection will be added, helping the Union to change and adapt with its students.

  • Climate change from the top
  • Ensure the strategic-plan for climate change is delivered and updated.


Background:

4th-Year-student heavily involved in multiple committees across the University, which has given me an understanding of University structuring and management.

President of Latin-American-Society, Chemistry-Department-Rep, Head-STYC Halifax-College, President of Juggle-Soc, Judge-panellist in Careers, Public-Speaking-Coach, Group-Dynamic-Energiser.