Incumbent VP Postgraduate Sunday Blake was announced as Guild President last night, winning the position over Jack Watts, Javier Monroy-Yepez, Oliver Bradbear and Yanyao Deng. In her speech, Blake dedicated her victory to “anyone in the student population struggling with homelessness, addiction, domestic violence… You can become Guild President. Because I did.” Students’ Guild elections […]
Exeter Panto Dame first to stand in a General Election
The parliamentary candidates for Exeter for this general election have had an unexpected addition- and no, she’s not behind you! Exeter Corn Exchange’s resident Dame, Dame Belladone, has become the first Pantomime Dame to stand in an election. Daniel Page, the actor playing the Dame, has said that the main aim of the campaign is […]
Absolutely Sabb-ulous? AS someone who’s now in their fourth year at this University (I feel so old), February brings me more dread and repressed exasperation than any other month. Yes, the upcoming Sabb elections once again loom – everybody try and contain your excitement. Once again, Forum Hill will transform into a minefield of campaigners […]
Using Facebook to find voters
With Facebook omnipresent in modern life, most of us are aware that we see adverts, and that they are often tailored to us individually. There is now also new evidence that the amount of personalisation can be used to change your opinion on political questions. A study from the University of Bath tested the effectiveness […]
Students’ voting habits drastically change from 2015 to 2017
A study published by the University of Exeter has shown that students’ voting habits have changed considerably in recent years: even since 2015, a considerable shift has taken place, with students switching from voting for the Conservative candidate to the Labour one. Nicholas Dickinson and Felix-Christopher von Nostitz, both doctoral researchers in Politics, found a […]
Election 2017: what do the students think?
It has often been claimed that both the apathy of young voters is partially to blame for recent political events, and that our voice is the only hope for Britain. Yet while parties jockey to win the allegiance of students, the policies included in manifestos seem to largely cater towards an established, older audience. As […]
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