Yik Yak’s advice on how to win the SU elections
‘Who the hell cares’
SU elections are open, you can’t walk anywhere without being harassed – the yik yak game is strong.
Yik yak is offering some advice to candidates and just summing up everyone’s general I don’t give a fuck feels towards the whole thing.
Offer an incentive
Food is always the way to students’ hearts. Free food at that.
Take this one on board if you’re running. Rules are boring, your ideas are boring, just give us the cake.
Social media is king
Not a dull facebook video. A personalised snapchat filter – usually reserved for supermodels or the oscars – not anymore.
Going the extra mile since ’16. This candidate has the right idea.
Get a good support system
Not the ones who just change their profile picture, the ones who stand in the rain shouting your name.
So, a moment of silence for all the housemates of candidates, to the campaigners that aren’t actually getting anything from this. True dedication.
Get the experts in
Get the Christian society on your side candidates, then there truly will be no escaping you.
Create a brand
Some campaign slogans are photoshop genius, others are just glitter and cardboard. Its all in the slogan. No one will actually read your manifesto though.
Give the people what they want
Scrap the manifesto, its as easy as this.
Pick your battlefield
Campus is crawling with campaigners right now.
Nowhere is safe. Good luck just popping into Portland or Hallward this week.
Don’t shove it in my face
It’s common sense really, don’t be annoying and I might vote for you.
Don’t use yik yak to campaign
Its just admitting defeat.