Pages tagged with: "elections"

The BNP as MEPs?

I have no doubt that minds far greater, and far better educated in matters of politics than mine, will debate for some time yet how it came to be that the British National Party has secured itself a seat in the European Parliament.

Since I am a political atheist (yup, I don't believe in politics, Santa Claus or council tax...)

That's all folks!

That's the end of elections for another year, and the last year I'll be involved in the Union. It's been a helluva fortnight, with a larger UPSU Media presence than ever before.

Elections - behind the scenes - 9

Videotastic question time fun

This evening was the first of the four candidates' question times, with video being recorded (I think?) for the first time. Tallie Kane (reviews editor), Jacob (news editor), Luke (web editor) and Hannah (Pure FM sec) came along and helped out, broadcasting the evening's events to literally billions* of listeners, and videoing the night's proceedings - hopefully the videos should be up on our YouTube stream soon (i.e. once I or another kind soul processes them).

Have I scared everyone off?

Just a quick question - have I scared everyone off from running for my position or something?

There's only one candidate for Media & Publications Officer ("MAPO") this year - last year there were 4, and the year before that there were two...

What gives?!

Happy New Year, JobShops, elections, sabbs, media, and other ramblings...

A happy new year to you all out there in readerland. We're in the middle of putting together issue 7 of Pugwash News, the first (hopefully of many!) for 2008.

I hope you all spent at least some of your free time over the holidays taking a break from coursework and/or the obligatory part-time job almost every University student I've ever known has had to take on to pay the bills.

Well, that was interesting... (or "ohmygodthere'sonlysixmonthsleft!")

The office is empty and so quiet it feels like everything's fallen asleep - apart from me and my cup of tea - and once I've cleared my desk and finished playing this Paul Van Dyk mix at ASBO volume, I too am going to be packing up and clearing off home until the start of January.

Suited 'n booted: Trustees, Lux's future, accounts, Pure:FM's AGM and cancelling Purple Wednesdays

(I wrote this last Friday, but I've only just managed to get this approved by the powers that be, so this entry's a bit late. Sorry!)

Campaigning through hoops

One of the less well-known aspects of the campaign trail during elections is that campaigns can only take place during the official campaign period*, which is only five days long, and that there is a limit on how much one can actually spend on campaigning - this year, it's

Stress, bright lights, drinks vouchers... Oh, and an election result or three...

Elections results sheet for MAPO
Elections are a messy business when it comes to results and, unlike politicians who make a career out of the associated stress, no student running for the first time in the elections can be expected to be able to hold on to every shred of their sanity throughout elections night.

Special thankyous

As some of you may know, we are only allowed to spend up to

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