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VP: Affairs & Development RON

The role in which the candidate is standing for is “Affairs & Development” and they’ve given no mention of LSU’s new strategic plan and how they would intent to implement the new objectives, which is now an integral part of their role. So why has the candidate failed to discuss what is now half of their job title?

Their idea of surveys could be beneficial, but they’ve failed to explain any idea on what “precise” could mean. With the Exec typically going out and getting any student filling in the survey, how can the candidate guarantee the quality or response rate of feedback their claiming to be able to create?

The candidate also talks about Student Forum, and their point is, in premise, a considerable one. They haven’t given any inclination towards their proposed overhaul, and it’s a concern that the candidate would take down a format that at least functions, without having a suitable structure set to take its place. They have also not defined what ‘correct’ people attending would be? Student Forum has voting members who are elected from and by their bodies to make sure the most engaged students attend; which people would deem to be ‘correct’, I would like to see more clarification around their ideas.
When the candidate discusses transparency, they cover some formats that are already in place. The Union Affairs Committee produce reports at Student Forum and their minutes are published online. The information in which the candidate seeks to provide is already present on the relative page of the LSU website, so this point seems somewhat redundant.

Their idea of 90 second videos could develop into something fruitful, but the 2012-13 Executive attempted this to only take 30-50 views a video. The candidate hasn’t explained how they would market or put out these videos, with many people watching clips over media without sound.

The candidate doesn’t seem to have any mention of the Executive Elections, or in fact any elections within their manifesto. Is this not something that concerns them, due to this year having 3 large election seasons.