YUSU are probing ‘sexist’ and ‘anti-Semitic’ tweets made to candidates at last week’s election hustings.
Sam Maguire, the YUSU President, said an investigation was under way after a female running for Academic Officer was told to get her “baps out”.
A second tweet, sent to another candidate for Academic Officer, linked his appearance with the Israel-Palestine conflict.
One of the tweets sent said: “Get your baps out Hannah.”
A second said: “Give that every man is an island. Why is yours annexing Palestine? Tron.”
Hustings host Graeme Osborne slammed the tweets.
Sam Maguire said: “I’d like to echo the chair of the debate, Graeme’s, sentiment: that we live in a country in which women and Jewish people can run for office and that people need to get over this and see candidates as candidates.”
He added: “We will be reviewing what we can.”