Butler 4 President
‘Better with Butler’
Hi! I’m James, your Welfare Chair, and I’m standing to be your next SU President.
I have seen for myself that the Student Union can secure great change for students, when focused in the right areas. Just in the past year, I have worked hard on campaigns like Universal Lecture Capture and the fight for refunds from last year’s strikes.
But there’s still more that needs to be done and I believe I’m the right person for the job to make these vital changes.
· Work with Stagecoach and National Express to organise more buses during peak times.
· Negotiate with the university and bus companies to secure a freeze on price increases of bus passes
· Create a large-scale car sharing scheme to function as an alternative system of transportation to buses.
· Work with Private enterprise to provide students with more choice on campus (i.e. Spoons on Campus).
· Create a mechanism for Students to have a greater say on how SU outlets operate.
· Lobby for the return of a 24/7 Rootes Grocery Store, especially during Term 3.
· A freeze on the price of Warwick Accommodation and Student Union Outlet drinks.
· Hold Rootes Grocery Store to its pledge of ‘affordable products’ and ‘competitive pricing’
· Continue my campaign for Universal Lecture Capture as to create a truly accessible university that has fair provision for all students, not just a few.
· Improve access for Working-Class Students by lobbying the University to increase bursaries
· Fight the university for the refunds owed to students from the 2017 UCU strikes
· Create two new Student Union Welfare Taskforces to focus on ‘Student Safety’ and ‘International Students’ Welfare’.
· Continue, Promote, and Expand the efforts of the Student Union on the Mental, Sexual and Physical Health Campaigns.
Comfort and Support
· Make ‘Chill-out’ zones on campus. These zones will be spaces with facilities to rest & relax, charge devices, and nap in (i.e. Nap Pods).
· Continue my attempts to improve the Personal Tutor System, by providing better support for students’ mental health and personal issues
Student Union Relations
Sports and Societies
· Greater independence for Sports and Societies from the Student Union.
· Reduce the Societies Federation and Sports Federation fees as to encourage greater student participation in our Sports and Societies
· Make a more accountable and transparent Student Union through reforming the Student Council and creating clearer avenues of holding Officers to account.
· Improve Student Representation by re-introducing directly-elected ‘Student Councillors’.
· Work with the University and Academic Societies to encourage more Second-Hand Core Textbook Sales
· Continue efforts to alleviate the Study Spaces crisis, through working with the University to better utilise empty seminar rooms and campaign for the creation of a second library.