To those whom it may concern,
Kristian "Loki" Knevitt has been put forward to run for the Treasurer
and Secretary positions of the SUCS exec. I would probably say that
my main strength in this campaign is that i'm a first year, while others
may point out that this means there is a "lack of experience" within
SUCS in general, but i think the more important aspect is that i'm new.
One of the main arguing points for the other candidates (especially for
presidency) is the need for reform, and surely the fact that a first year
can express new ideas on the SUCS exec would be a major advantage
for wanting a modern and well rounded SUCS committee. This also
means that the "future generation" of SUCS will have a good starting
point, unfortunately i must admit that my year has been far from enthusiastic
in being so called "active members" of SUCS, and while at the moment
the 2nd/3rd years i have provided a very active part of the society, the
fact is that in the upcoming years the drop in first year participation will
leave the future committee and also the future society as a whole in a rather
precarious predicament. So by voting for me you will not only be voting
an able exec but ensuring the future of the society...just kidding ;)
But seriously as well as doing a good job i would hope to represent first
year opinions within the committee.
In terms of individual strengths, i think that each member has the skills
capable of doing a good job, each can put in the effort to do well. but
if you wanted examples well.. Reliability = I have not missed a lecture
which although sounding sad may also signify that i wouldn't "shirk"
my responsibilities, Organisational Skills = I manged to orgainse the
LANs over the last 3 years Which takes some doing in Cornwall :) although
this was with the help of an actual computer scientist to help i would hope
that this shows that i work well with the most difficult of people ;)
Initiative = I'm the only first year running for an exec committee! But as
I said i'm sure my counterparts would have these skills, so the real
question would have to be what is the distinction Between other members:
1) 1st year - Brings a new voice to the committee as well as enabling me to
speak on behalf of my year, but also gives an opportunity for SUCS to look
after its own future.
2) Gamer - The Sk1llZ brought about by Uber L33T gaming would
have to be an advantage, either for the teamwork, patience, and
precision developed through playing certain games.. or the fact
that i just plain pWn j00 n00bs (that comment refers to non SUCS
members and in no way should be construed as a derogatory comment
resulting in a lack of votes for Loki)
3) Law Student - Hopefully the fact that being a non CS student would
signify that there is a computing interest outside of that course and
would possibly mean a greater chance of expansion.
4) being "Loki" - nuff said.
In terms of "where i see the society going" (thanks for that line rollercow).
Ultimately it is up to the president to decide the future policies for the
society, so if i was elected i would ultimately be directed by the president,
but by voting for me it gives a chance to see a future SUCS that you
would want to see. I know many people out there have said about the
importance of having more people sign up (and be active) , and in
terms of my year i would have to agree, but i think there is a danger of
SUCS losing its soul so to speak, if it were just a way of people playing
for certain services. In my eyes the point of a society is to provide a
medium for people with similar interests to meet, it is not just "a room
to use" but a chance for people to develop their interest in computing.
And if i were elected these would be the views that i would wish to
express to the president.
As you know i am nominated for 2 positions, i think i would be a
worthy asset to either, but Ultimatley is up to you, the voter, thats
right im talking to you, to decide which position you think i would
be suited to based on what you know. As for the other candidates
i wish them luck hope that whatever the new SUCS committee is to
be then have fun :)
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