Demon TV releases series of DSU election candidate interviews

By Thomas Carter

De Montfort University’s student-run television station, Demon TV, hosted a series of interviews with the candidates standing in this week’s DSU elections.

The virtual interviews were streamed live across YouTube and Facebook, with viewers being able to pose questions to the hopeful Students’ Union candidates.

In addition to set questions from the Demon Media news team, interviewees faced off in direct debate with their counterparts, discussing issues such as student welfare, DSU funding, Covid-19 support and campus life.

Ethan Sandy, Station Manager for Demon TV, said: “The interviews this year went really well. We did five live streams throughout the week and had great engagement from students and between candidates.

“This is important as it allows candidates a space to advertise themselves to potential voters and more importantly for students to get an idea of who to vote for.”

Demon TV hosted live streams interviewing candidates throughout last week (Credit: Demon TV)

Election booths were opened at 9am today (TUES,MAR9) and candidates were keen to win the votes of their peers in what were the final stages of the campaign process.

Positions up for election include the Executive Officer team (Academic Officer, Welfare Officer etc) as well as wider democratic roles, including LGBTQ+ officer and Liberation representatives.

“Students need to vote so that any changes they think need to happen can do,” Ethan added.

“The university and union is there for them, so they need to have their say in how it’s run and the issues it should cover to make their student experience the best it can be.”

Even though Covid-19 restrictions have prevented many students from returning to campus during the campaign period, measures have been relaxed allowing voting booths to be open on campus.

For more information on the DSU elections or to access any of the candidate interviews with Demon Media, go to: https://www.demontfortsu.com/elections/news/

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