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February 02, 2007

About Me

I’m Joe Kirby, a third-year English student. I’m heavily involved in a broad range of university activities, from the Freshers’ Fair to the Warwick Arts Centre to the Graduate Association.

Recently, I was the Forum Events Manager for One World Week where I successfully secured a huge number of high-profile speakers to come to Warwick, securing two Nobel Laureates.

My campaign slogan is ‘Fresh Ideas’ that can make the union even better. I’ve already posted my manifesto here, but this blog will also feature more in-depth posts about these fresh ideas, where you can comment and offer your suggestions. Please comment here, email me or stop and chat to me around campus – I want to be President because I want to represent you, and your input and ideas are valuable to me.

I have a proven record of making things happen. Elect me for President and I will make things happen for the Union.

Joe's Manifesto – Fresh Ideas for a New Union

What Affects You?


Bring back Cholo Food; breakfast, pizzas, lasagnes. I aim to extend opening hours for union outlets on weekends. I will lobby supermarkets for free delivery to campus from chains.



Introduce a Union Eat Card in tandem with the University card. Say goodbye to cash in the union on nights out! This will dramatically reduce queue lengths. We should demand better drinks offers: extended happy hours on slow nights such as weekends. I will encourage a wider and cheaper range of hot and soft drinks, not just alcoholic beverages.


Let’s be proactive about the shortage of library funds. Badly organised and publicised in the past, has closed down. I plan to set up an effective, accessible Warwick Book Exchange for core reading texts to be sold and bought second-hand.


At present, there is no campus facility for recycling cardboard, cans, tins or plastic. This has to change. Blue bags were introduced in halls, but the current system has nowhere to take them! I will fight for these recycling bins to be put in place.


I will aim to secure marketing and financial support to raise the profile of campaigns. I will be confident to take your views to the University, NUS and Parliament.

The Future of the Union

It’s an exciting year for the Student’s Union. Your President will oversee the development of the most modern SU in the country. We need a building to be proud of, but a leader to rely on. We’ll be able to do a lot more. We should expect more. But we also need innovative ideas and determination to drive them though. That’s where I come in.

Go for Joe!

This morning I launched my campaign to become President of the Warwick Student Union.  This will be my campaign blog where you can read about me, my policies and my plans for the Union.  I want to encourage people to get involved, and I will make every effort to reply to any comments people leave here.  

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