Seun Twins
SU President candidate
Over the past six months I have reset the University’s agenda, and now it’s time to use everything I have learnt to reshape this institution, revolutionise SU democracy, and change the future of Durham.

Manifesto

Here we go again!

As your SU President, I have been a formidable, knowledgeable voice for all students in a year like no other.

Over the past six months I have reset the University’s agenda, and now it’s time to use everything I have learnt to reshape this institution, revolutionise SU democracy, and change the future of Durham.

This 14-point plan explains how:

Covid Recovery

  • ESTABLISH new covid-recovery oversight group to ensure fair outcomes for students
  • ENSURE advances in student support – like online counselling/welfare – continue after the pandemic
  • SECURE continued expansion of Hardship fund

Culture Change

  • EMBED the Culture Commission through a student-led culture working group, resourced by the University
  • DEMAND the university to take transparent action against sexual misconduct/abhorrent online behaviour, building on my track record
  • OVERSEE proliferation of decolonisation student interns
  • SET agenda for the new VC, with commitment to regular student town hall meetings

Further empower student reps

  • MANDATE monthly meetings with Common Rooms and the Vice Chancellor
  • INCREASE profile of Faculty reps
  • SUPPORT ECO DU as a core component of global strategy implementation
  • ENSURE Accommodation Fee Review working group is dominated by College ripped off advocates.

Transparent and effective SU

  • REVOLUTIONISE SU democracy in line with student needs and make it fit for purpose
  • STRENGTHEN role of SU rep committee in SU democracy to make SU more relevant to more students - through ‘blue skies’ meetings
  • ESTABLISH “Officer scrutiny panel” to ensure accountable, effective and transparent representation

We have so much righteous anger - at the university, the government and ‘the times’. With my vision for Durham’s future and my expertise gained from a year in this crazy job, I, Seun Twins, am the person to get us through this crisis and back to a better normal.