Megan presented this paper to the group. Jade and Shruti both thanked Megan for taking on board the comments that were made at the previous meeting about this paper, and bringing an in-depth and informative paper to this meeting.
After a group discussion regarding the timetable of events outlined in the paper, the following changes were suggested by the group:
- Clarify that lecture shout outs are part of Physical Campaigning, and explain what this entails.
- Add Door-knocking as an activity that be done during Spoken Word Campaigning.
- Remove two of the debate sessions and replace with Q & A with candidates, to happen earlier on in the election period (around the 25th and 26th February).
- Have two debate sessions to happen the week commencing 2nd March, specifically during Spoken Word Campaigning.
Jade asked when SUSU would be publishing these dates and suggested getting them out soon after this meeting as students interested in the elections will want to know these dates. Megan agreed and suggested a creating a document with these dates included as well as explanations why the times were chosen and how it differes from previous years. There is a live website dedicated to the Spring Elections 2015 (www.susu.org/stand) where this information can be displayed.
Jade suggested that Megan to get in touch with the Debating Society, as she thought they would be happy to assist in preparations for the debates.
The Committee voted to approve this paper: 3 voted for, 1 abstained.