Lincoln SU Elections 2013: Academic Affairs

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The role of VP Academic Affairs will be contested by three candidates in the Students’ Union elections.

The successful hopeful will replace Wesley Wells, who has filled the role since summer 2012. Wriggy caught up with the candidates ahead of the elections.

Ian Antwi

If elected, Antwi hopes to “give the student body more of a voice by increasing awareness of the rep system” and to “improve student’s awareness and exposure to events, schemes and projects which could benefit their employability”.

Antwi said: “I have seen through interactions with second and first years how curriculums have advanced over the years with incremental changes in modules and the introduction of new modules to increase the effectiveness of courses.

“It is clear the university is invested in continuous development. I want to be the voice of students, helping them gain the most out of their university experience and creating a platform from which they can be heard.”

Further details about Ian Antwi, including her manifesto, are available on the Lincoln Elections website.

Loryn Jade Good

Loryn Jade Good has been “heavily involved” in the rep system in her three years at Lincoln, having starting as a course rep, then school rep for humanities and finally College of Arts rep.

She said: “In this time, I have learnt all about the academic and representative side of the Students’ Union’s work and, after speaking to students from lots of different courses, I really think I can stand for what you need.”

If elected, Good hopes to “expand the careers service” (which she describes as “appallingly small”), “improving the library service”, “increasing representation for students in the minority” and ensuring tutors stick to deadlines for assignment turnarounds.

Further details about Loryn Jade Good, including her manifesto, are available on the Lincoln Elections website.

Lindsay Westgarth

If elected, Lindsay Westgarth wants to introduce “more effective feedback”, an “increase in resources” and “improved representation of students”.

Westgarth said: “I decided to run for this role because there have been developments this year which need expanding over the next academic year and I have the drive to do that.

“I also have a lot of experience and passion from the three years of representation positions as well as other roles I’ve held whilst being at the university.”

Further details about Lindsay Westgarth, including her manifesto, are available on the Lincoln Elections website.

University of Lincoln Journalism graduate David Wriglesworth is a Social Media Manager at tgi MEDIA in Darlington and is the founder of What’s On Darlington – a community hub for the town of Darlington.