Hello.. Here is my manifesto for the Positions of "El Presidente", Publicity and Treasurer.
I would have run last year but alas i didn't really understand the protocol and to be honest I didn't think I was ready for the job at hand.
A year later, I'm a year older, a year wiser. Watching the Society over the past year and a half has shown that there are a few other avenues I'd like to look into on top of the ones we currently do.
So lets get down to the basics...
- Why Should you Vote for me at all??
Well I've always been strong at Maths. I've had plenty of experience with cash handling and figures working at a Supermarket and also I have good organisational Ability and as a Student Rep for engineering I'm experienced with discussing things with committees. I think that I'd be a good candidate for the role(s).
2. My opinion of where we are at present.
At Present I think the society is going through a period of change. With the general course change and attitude to Computing changing we have a prime opportunity to show to the SU that SUCS isn't a "Geek" Society and to show that we are a large, active Society. We also should start to look hard about how to secure better Facilities for the Society. Also I'd like to discuss with the LIS whether they could open the Gaming Ports over the weekend so that people could have the ability to play games like EQ2, CSS and other online games with their friends not at Swansea. I know it may not work but it is definitely something to look into, we can from this look at which games are popular across the University and see which games we could add to the Servers, Ideally I'd like to upgrade caesium sometime over the next year to allow us to keep up with the Multi player Server requirements for recent releases.
3. Where would I like the Society to be a years time?
In a year I'd love to see the Society being one of the larger societies in the University. More social events, continuing the Lightning talks, maybe starting to teach people how Linux is now more than ever a viable alternative to Windows.
4. How will we do this???
With Social Events we need to Publicise them more, We should be putting adverts in Waterfront and around the University. There are many people that I've spoken to who like Linux more than Windows who I've been redirecting to SUCS. That may bring more membership, which would increase the likelyhood we could push campus services for a bigger room also give us a larger kitty and may allow us to do a general Upgrade of the rest of the Room. (New Tables, Chairs, the rest of the desktops, start saving for TFT monitors) and the like.
I think that if we have a strong Exec offering new ideas there is an oppotunity to grow from strength to strength.
Thanks for reading :)
[ Entry posted at: Thu 15 Nov 2007 01:48:47 GMT | 3 comment(s)... | Cat: General ]