Let’s have a look at your candidates for the position of Union President.

Tammy Naidoo

Photo by Tammy Naidoo

Current Union President, Tammy Naidoo is running to be your President for another year. Some of Tammy’s manifesto points are:

– She wants to lobby the University to review the Medway shuttle buses.

– She wants to look for ways to create more affordable housing for students – potentially through a Union-run Letting Agents.

– Loyalty rewards for students using Kent Union outlets.

– Termly Q&As with the Vice-Chancellor.

– Increased amounts of study space for students in halls.


Hannah Lennox

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Hannah states her main focus as Union President would be to get more recognition for the things students can do to improve their university experience. Some of her manifesto points are:

– More space for students to use, either individually or as student groups.

– Extension of free Wednesdays to make postgraduate involvement easier.

– Safety measures on Tyler Hill.

– Introduction of CCTV on secluded parts of campus.

– Better bus services.

– Improved kitchen facilities in campus accommodation.


Andre Lewis

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Andre states that his main focus is tailoring change around the students of the University. Some of his manifesto points are:

– Better communication between the Union and the students.

– More opportunities for students, societies, and sports clubs.

– Better care and attention paid to all students at all times of the year.

– Better inclusivity of all student groups and minorities.


Beverley Isibor

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Beverley says she is running for Union President because it’s “time to make things happen”. A few of her manifesto points are:

– More funding to societies and sports clubs.

– Promotion of unity within the student body through festivals, cultural celebrations and theme nights in Venue.

– Better unity between the campuses.

– Boosting employability through free workshops and classes.


Mohona Bhattacharjee

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Hey Mona! What are your main manifesto points?

– Implementation of a Kent Union discount card.

– Emergency help points on campus.

– Affordable laundry services.

– Longer opening hours for Essentials and the hatch.


Eliza Isabelle

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Eliza states that her main focus is to “improve and make a difference to your student life and to promote a better quality of student life”. Some of her manifesto points are:

– Better transport for both Medway and Canterbury.

– On-campus accommodation that isn’t just for first years.

– Introduction of a ‘mini-kitchen’ on campus for students to use to reheat packed lunches or make hot drinks.


David Cocozza

Photo by David Cocozza

Campaigning to be your Union President for the second year running, Dave is asking that you Count on Cocozza when you go to register your vote. Some of his manifesto points are:

– Affordable accommodation for all.

– Better sports facilities – Parkwood Pitches revamp and construction of a swimming pool.

– Implementation of the living wage for all Kent Union staff.

– Better transparency within the Union.

– Ensuring the University recognises the importance of volunteering, whether it’s in societies, sports clubs, student groups, or off-campus.


Hope Chinweuba

Hope did not submit a manifesto, but you can still vote for her either online or at the polling station at Venue.


So there you have it, your candidates for Union President. If you’re still not sure who to vote for, watch KTV’s Candidate Question Time on Tuesday 10 March from 7pm, where your Presidential candidates will be quizzed on their policies. You can send in questions for the candidates using #CQTPresident.