With campaigning for the SU elections now into its second day, candidates are campaigning in full swing before voting opens tomorrow.

Impact caught up with campaigners for Katie Leach, who is running for Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officer, outside Hallward.

“The biggest thing is engaging with everyone, because until you really require it, we don’t think you give it too much thought”

Leach’s followers said that they were really enjoying campaigning, and that Crisis last night was a lot of fun. They revealed that, with regards to night-time campaigning, taking photos always goes down really well.

“We did have a big peach but we are currently in the process of replacing it as it got torn at Crisis!”

With regards to campaigning, they said: “The biggest thing is engaging with everyone, because until you really require it, we don’t think you give it too much thought.”

Also looking to speak to potential voters today was Seb Chimo, who is running for Sports Officer. He told Impact: “Campaigning has been great so far, and the aim is to tap into different groups of students in the next couple of days before voting starts.”

“We will be at Ocean tomorrow and may have a surprise in store there!”

Seb commented that Thursday mornings post-Crisis are always a bit quieter, with the proper buzz beginning tomorrow.

Seb also said: “We will be at Ocean tomorrow and may have a surprise in store there!”

Impact also spoke to Rachel Hoskins, who is running for Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officer, who was relishing the campaign.

Rachel said: “I just walked from my house to UP and saw about 75 cat faces so I can’t say it’s going badly!”

She revealed that a lot of people are talking about it and engaging, which is what she aimed to do.

Rachel said that her online campaign is going really well too, where, under #RachelforWelfare, people can write anonymous stories about their university experience and why Rachel’s manifesto points would have helped them.

She also commented: “hang around Portland, the Med School and the Sutton Bonnington Barn and you might get a little surprise in the coming week!”

Connor Higgs

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