So it’s elections hustings tonight at the Uni. Make sure you go if you can, and make sure you hold to account these people who want to be voted into office. Some are there only for the future mention on their CV whilst others are there to truly work for you as students both at Heriot-Watt and beyond – it’s up to you to decide which is which, and who you can believe in.
Whilst I am disappointed in the way that a lot of representation seems to have hit the floor face first in the last year (particularly Disabled Students), I will admit that there may be more going on on campus that I haven’t seen. If that is the case, then it should be mentioned here or through other channels as there will be new students looking at group pages like this that want to find out just how Heriot-Watt will help them.
So if you are going to the hustings tonight ask the toughest questions, make them see your priorities and make sure they hear your voice. These candidates will be the ones who can help get your voice heard by the university, but they have to hear you first. Take time to enjoy the hustings too, but even if you don’t go *make sure you vote in the elections*!
Oh and one other thing. Tell the candidates that even during election time, there is no place for harsh words or personal attacks. I have heard too much of this recently and I honestly hope they are just wild rumours. There is no place for behaviour like that in a tolerant and safe Students Union.