CUSU Confess: Nobody’s heard of TCS
CUSU outlines reasons for low turnout in recent elections
CUSU has confessed to a “deflated atmosphere in the office” and “lowered expectations” during the elections last month.
Under ‘Feedback from face-face-meetings’ they say:
Going into blunt detail about why this year’s elections were a washout, they write under a section titled ‘What Happened’:
- Negative press (but atleast [sic] we got press?)
- Deflated atmosphere in the office, and also during campaign week
- Low turnouts at hustings
- Low number of viewings of video manifestos
- No one [sic] asking questions online to the candidates
What a shame. Other problems include:
- No clear idea of what happens at uni level
- Quality of the hustings coverage was appalling
- Weekly emails too long.
CUSU’s 2014 elections are best remembered for having just one contested position and a human presidential candidate that only beat a Re-Open Nominations (RON) campaign by 500 votes.
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