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Candidate Question Time: President
Online (Zoom)
Tue 02 March 2021 18:00-19:00
Tuesday 02 March 2021
6pm - 7pm
Meet the candidates running to be your President in the Student Elections 2021 and get answers to your questions

This year we’re hosting a series of Candidate Question Time events to help you get to know the candidates campaigning for your votes in the Student Elections 2021.

In the second session of the week we’ll be meeting the candidates running to be your next SU President and asking them the questions that you want the answers to.

The role of the President is to:

  • Lead and support the Sabbatical Officer team
  • Develop the strategic direction of the UPSU through the Board of Trustees and relevant Sub-Committees
  • Chair the UPSU Board of Trustees and sit on the University of Plymouth Board of Governors
  • Take the lead on external communication; being the first point of contact for public and media queries
  • Represent University of Plymouth students on a national level and lead on priority campaigns to improve the student experience


Please note: when logging in to vote via the UPSU website you do not have to vote for all positions at once. If you’re planning on tuning in to the later sessions in the week we’d recommend voting for one position at a time as once you have submitted your vote for a certain role you will not be able to change it.


Candidates will be announced at 6pm on Wednesday 24th February. Voting opens on Friday 26th February at midday. 


Submit your questions:

  • All you need to do is enter your question on to our board, the five questions with the most upvotes will be posed to your candidates in our Candidate Question Time.
  • Each question must be open to all candidates and focused on the roles as opposed to the individuals running for those roles.
  • A link to the question submission board will be available once the candidates have been announced on Wednesday 24th February, 6pm.


Upcoming sessions:



Settle in with a takeaway to watch the Results Night live

  • By submitting a question for any of the roles up for election you could win one of 10 x £20 Just Eat vouchers.
  • Winners will be selected at random on Thursday 4th March and the 10 lucky winners will receive a digital gift card worth £20 to spend at Just Eat, Uber Eats or Deliveroo delivered to their student email address.
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