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SDM launch campaign Manifesto

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Joseph Grech opening the proceedings this morning

Joseph Grech opening the proceedings this morning

Earlier this morning, after indulging myself in a cheeky game of Playstation on their stand, I was treated to yet another over-ceremonious launch on quad, as SDM launched their 2014 KSU election campaign manifesto. The launch included a healthy display of helium balloons, which were released into the clear morning sky.

After a brief introduction by the president of the organisation Joseph Grech, front-running candidate Gayle Lynn Callus took the centre stage to announce some of the most prominent proposals in the manifesto.  He also reiterated SDM’s vow to continue to build on the good done by the current KSU executive, and to adjust and improve in areas which were slacking.

Candidate for President Gayle Lynn Callus highlighting main areas of this year's manifesto

Candidate for President Gayle Lynn Callus highlighting main areas of this year’s manifesto

The noteworthy proposals at this point in time were the following:

  • Parking

“This is a big problem.  A year ago we had a proposal which we are still working on.  Currently, there is a survey being circulated with UHM (Union Haddiema Maqudin) in order to gauge whether students will be able to use the parking spaces allocated to academics in the afternoon…if the numbers in the result prove that this is possible, then we will move forward to make sure the proposal becomes a reality”

  • Rent a Tablet Scheme

“After the success of the Rent a Laptop scheme, we will be pushing for this new concept…”

  • Esims Web App

“Although it is not possible to have an Esims application due to Data Protection restrictions, after consulting with IT services, we are going to make Esims accessible on mobile phones and tablets”

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All SDM candidates were gathered round to assist in the launch

All SDM candidates were gathered round to assist in the launch

  • Online tracking system for results

“There is an apparent lack of transparency in the system as it is now…not only do results take too long to be published, but students are not made aware of the process itself”

  • Clamping notification scheme

“Students will be able to be notified with a warning which will be followed by a fifteen minute time frame for the car to be moved before it is clamped”

  • The Welfare Fund

A new KSU fund made to cater for those students who due to personal problems cannot cater for day to day needs.

Stay tuned for our in depth analysis of both manifestos later on today! 

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