Candidate Profile: Zahra Latif
Zahra Latif is a third year English and History student. She has been heavily involved in student politics since joining the university. In her first year she was elected course representative as well as faculty rep. She went on to become the chair of the English society and is currently the vice president of the Islamic society.
Her manifesto clearly and concisely explains why she wants to become president and what her key suggested policies are.
She claims that currently YUSU is not doing all it can do to adequately represent the student body. “I am running for president because I believe passionately that YUSU can work better for you and I want to lead that change. “ She goes on to claim that as we are entering into a new university environment next year we as students need to feel our union is being invested in.
She outlines three main policies: “Open representation”, “strengthening the community” and “supporting you better”.
Under “open representation” she draws on the idea of making the sabbs more accessible and connected to the student body. She suggests doing this by initiating more events that will give the officers more of a chance to make a bond with students.
In “Strengthening the community” she suggests that changes need to be made to counteract the council’s legislation that negatively impacted student housing.
And under “Supporting you Better” she draws upon a popular candidate policy this year, suggesting and improved career service.
Tipsters odd’s 5/1
Zahra has a well-researched manifesto and is able to communicate clearly both why she wants the role and what she will do if elected, however, she faces some tough competition from the university BNOCs.