February 02, 2007

Joe's Manifesto – Fresh Ideas for a New Union


What Affects You?

Food

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.

          

Drink

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.

Books

Let’s be proactive about the shortage of library funds. Badly organised and publicised in the past, warwickexchange.co.uk 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.

Recycling

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.

Campaigning

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.


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  1. Anonymous

    Nice ideas John esp combined card but how about cutting drinks prices?

    02 Feb 2007, 11:04

  2. Good recycling plans- will you extend the current facilities for glass and paper?
    they are always overfull, and quite inconveniently placed.

    02 Feb 2007, 15:05

  3. Great to see you’re running for President. I’m really impressed with your manifesto, especially your ideas for improving food and drink. Its about time we had a Union Eat Card, it would make things so much easier. You’ve certainly got my vote buddy. All the best for next week!

    03 Feb 2007, 22:20


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