Sat in the back row with my strongbow for another year of hustings!
I can't take my eyes off Oli Hutchinson's Uber-Tash. When my tash grows up it wants to live on Oli's top lip.
Paul Guest is hungry.
Rumours that LGBT has become a one horse race...
The YSTV live stram isn't working :(
Where's the live stream!
Comments for the live hustings are being moderated, they will be allowed through provided that they are not considered to breech the harassment, victimisation and bullying rules we have been given. Comment away, but don't be surprised if some don't make it through.
Ben McGladdery is up. Still not accepted his facebook friend request yet...
ystv.co.uk/watch/live (YSTV, turn the volume up!)
YSTV needs some light.Come on Asfashashanani!
Very few people can pull off the hoodie/blazer look. But Sam looks so pretty.
Just spotted Oliver Ladster with his strongbow at the back, how did you get yours past doorsafe?
Sam says that sport at york isn't good enough at the moment, but he's not done anything of great significance to change it for the better his year? Why will it be any different next year?
Didn't realise that Ed Durkin is in the NUS. Those glasses suit him.
Sam had met all of his policy promises from last years elections by the beginning of this term. Read them and you'll realise what he's initiated.
How long do these things usually go on for/when are pres. speeches due??
Who's that dashing gent on the door?
We miss you lester!!
I'm watching live! http://ystv.co.uk/watch/live/
Who are the two people chairing this?
its a form of community service ...
Sport : boart, bort, cort, corte, court, ct, dort, foret, fort, gort, kort, korte, mort, norte, ohrt, ort, port, porte, quart, short, shortt, snort, sort, swart, thwart, tort, torte, wart, zwart, abort, assort, athwart, break short, car port, cavort, come short, comport, consort, contort, cross thwart, crown wart, cut short, deport, distort, dry quart, escort, exhort, extort, fall short, forte, free port, high court, hjort, import, in short, jeancourt, laforte, laporte, mccort, mccourt, moot court, night court, precourt, purport, rancourt, report, resort, run short, sell short, squash court, stuart, support, transport, valcourt, vancourt, vanwart, world court, appeals court, arch support, child support, close support, common wart, divorce court, handball court, last resort, lower court, misreport, news report, of import, police court, price support, prince consort, probate court, provost court, queen consort, supreme court, tape transport, teleport, tennis court, tourist court, traffic court, treaty port, trial court BOOOOOM! I win.
'high court' is definitely more than one word...but good try!
bet on free condoms being mentioned.....
@Oliver Lester hahahahahahahha!
Odds on female protection on campus coming up?
Doc, has the flux capcitor sent me back to 2010?! All these candidate were here last year!
Ollie Hutchings is moderating comments. I love that guy! Man, does he know welfare!
I know it's not fair to have a go at someone for being nervous but it makes ME feel uncomfortable which makes me not want to vote for them. Sorry Laura!Doesn't seem fair... maybe have to wait for a bit more publicity?
Is that PWM up there? I thought he'd left...
Bob Hughes is literally the nicest guy in the world.
live feed gone down ...
Moderation is not a one man job; I am accompanied by a veritable squad of welfare lovelies to ensure that my questionable judgement does not go uncontested.
I only trust those with amazing facial hair to moderate.
As mexican I feel strongly about well faer issues. I like voice of Laura Bo but Bob's hair has good qualities also. Remaining undecided.
Interesting Bo talks about training when she was neither welfare trained until recently and she hasn't even set up a training session for the new college reps.
ystv stream has gone offline :(
Some unnecessarily harsh comments against Laura? She has been an amazing rep the last year!
We're working on getting the stream back. Sit tight!
I think that #### ## ## ## and ### really shouldn't say ##### ## ### ## especially when #### ##### with #####.Censored by Tim Ngwena.
Did anyone read Lemon Press's idea for where Nightline should head?
Paul Guest ordered a Courtyard wrap. It was delivered to his seat."Big Service for a Big Name"
We're back online! Sorry everybody!
"Stream not found" - nooo!
Rob Hughes rocking the Johnny Wilkinson hair style. Big.He looks an Adonis.
Come on James Croydon!
I just received the YUSU weekly e-mail... Is that what Tim's up to on his phone? ;-)
They may have good policies. But none of these candidates have got anything on the fashion guru of the current SA officer Mr.Tumnus!
@ 'ignorant onlooker'I don't know who both of them are but I can tell you one of the people chairing tonight's hustings is newly elected Young Labour National Chair Susan Nash. Elected at the party conference I attended this weekend.Go Susan!
When did Arthur Pitt steal my amazing rhetoric ability?Damn him.
We love you Obama!
We second the comment about snacks!
Big love for 'Barrack' Obama, whoever that is.
I've got to hand it to the guy - James Croydon is the new me
Get commenting people - my finger is getting tired of pressing the refresh button!Moderating like a boss...
Dawwwwww, I did like our banner.
@Mike - We'll fix it after questions...
Great hands James Croydon.Catches win matches.
Arthur Pitt makes my belly fizz!
Don't forget the free cheese to go with the booze!
Sounds like Pitt should be running for York Sport...
If dancing was sexy I wouldn't be as lonely as I am.
Do you need Welfare support? @ Oliver Hutchings
Nope, need more Willow.
Oli, you teach me how to grow a proper moustache and I'll teach you how to dance.Deal?
there is no room in central hall. It is a non-permanent performance space, janderson needs to rethink.
Loving the applause after the merger question.
Brilliant coverage so far Nouse! :)
I like that we can hear the chair's comments even though the live feed pictures are off."Am I doing OK? Not too jokey?"
I'm upset; not even one reference. Travesty! On way home and will straight away hop to live stream... for now I am loving a good read of Nouse live blog - and happy comments are enabled ;)
Hooray! Soon there will be a new YUSU team, without the influence of Tim Ngwena and Ben Humphrys. Those two have done so much damage to the Union, YUM and the University as a whole. Let's hope next year's lot will approach the job in a completely different way - with the students, not against them, snuggled up with Uni senior management and their own little clique which aims to control campus for their own good. PS - Tim, Ben... I'm sorry if you take offence at this, I really am. But please don't force Nouse to delete my comment because this is meant to be a democracy. Remember? And this is freedom of speech. And the Media Charter clearly states that media are allowed to comment and criticise things that relate to students' public lives. It also says the media are entitled to "freedom of the press and independent reporting," and are allowed "to inform the student community of issues of concern." So your rights to pull comments or articles on "welfare" grounds extend only to cases with potential legal liability, or where a student has specifically raised welfare concerns with you themselves. Anything else is merely subjective and if you think you opinions are more valid than anyone else's then you are wrong.
5 minutes is definitely up!
Just to remind you, ad hominem attacks will be removed on the grounds that they violate the University Harrassment code.It's also a logical fallacy...
Graeme is looking FIT!
He also has some good points!
<3 nouse Looking forward to seeing if any academic candidates have any original policies :)
Why was Graeme banging on about the "industry" and "competition"? Surely an Academic Affairs officer's motivation should be to improve things for current students not to make York more appealing to prospective ones?
Also - caught a glimpse of someone from Door Safe at the tart of the break... They expecting it to kick off?!!
Increasing the experience for current students means better students apply to the university in the future, increasing the reputation, and furthering pressure on the university to reform academically. It's an upward spiral surely?
"without the influence of Tim Ngwena and Ben Humphrys. Those two have done so much damage to the Union, YUM and the University as a whole."Evidence? Argument? Sources? Or is this just just unsupported assertions dressing up personal attacks?
@Bouras Relates to uni income, employability, student diversity, various others. We have to be careful to remember that whilst we need to focus on things like teaching, facilities affect league table place. Don't forget that this is going to be a major debate when York comes to price its degrees.. The SMG wants to keep prices low but competition means it has to be as high as York deserves, which is probs PS8200... And Academic Affairs will need to understand that when they enter those discussions, and, maybe, lead a campaign for lower fees this year...
But how are people going to be encouraged to take an interest in academic affairs when it is such a dry topic?
What do you mean dry? I'm in the uncomfortable position that I can't stand up without serious embarrassment!
These guys don't have my problem, I always finish too early...
Isn't the Liverpool game on?Can they put it on the big screen please?
I am a Liverpool fan and don't want to watch that crap.
Why won't they ask my question?
It's not even a question.All about Vapoureon!
Wooo I forgot about my YUSU award :D
Snorlax, fat and sleeps a lot. LAD.
As if the moderator just wikipedia-d Snorlax...
Actually it was bulbapediahttp://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Snorlax_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29
Treating them the same financially? A lot more books for politics then; wonder what the science departments will say.Odd question; strange answers all round.
Anagram for Academic Affairs:Fierce maid
Well, it is after the watershed now...
So glad they ask my 'academic affair' question. Lets see how they handle it!
Anagram for 'Academic Affairs':a. If a mice fracas...
Hutchings 4 President?
Let go Ollie, I voted for you but that dream is over.
Where's a hair clip when you need one?!
Yusu presidential hustings? You could have at least learnt your speeches.
Anagram for Academic Affairs Officer: "acrid mace office affair"And thanks for the shout out :)And onto President... some very diverse candidates - in terms of how they'll act. But they've got similar policies and experience, so how will they come across? *reads Nouse to find out* :P
I see Rolph has been following my strict training programme. If a body can get me into the Governor position, he has got no problems.
Aarons's very pretty isn't he?
@Tara Jessop - Mad Cap'n Tom for president?
Has Rowley been modelling his speech actions on Blair?
Rolph, definitely a fresh take for the union, the only candidate without the standard YUSU bias already installed in their character....
Did Lydia just drop a Ta-who reference in!?
Brian Blessed Center for Quiet Study shoutout!
Great speech from lydia - 4 very strong candidates though.
BNOC: Bald Northern Origami Creator
Charlie "anyone can be a BNOC" Rowley is the best by far. Also the nicest dressed.
All students need to do a a first-term module in Pokemon, clearly.
The moderators are googling pokemon... again...
Lydia stole Pikachu? Is she a member of Team Rocket?
Anyone know what RoN's Pokemon knowledge is like? There's everything to play for...
Due to complete lack of Pokemon knowledge.Vote RON.
Completely disillusioned in the Presidential hopefuls, I don't think I can vote for a person who can't list every evolutionary stage of an Eevee
Due to complete lack of Pokemon knowledge.Voting RON.
The moderators' favourite pokemon...Mewtwo, Dragonite and Ditto
To be fair, I don't know how anyone would get to our age without knowing at least four pokemon.. But knowing none or even naming 'magikarp' would be better than saying jigglypuff. Though Pikachu isn't any better and refusing to answer is a cop out. Lost my vote.You know that RON is a massive fan of Aerodactyl. Though does like Espeon and Umbreon. Leafeon is just stupid, though. Oh dear goodness why am I still typing. Also: Rolph doesn't have a chance, poor guy, unless he's got some absolutely immense tricks up his sleeves saved for the next week...
Debating whether the Welfare moderators even knew who those three Pokemon were before going on bulbapeidia....
Retort to Rose; Rolph's immense tricks are busting out of his sleeves already.Never question my Pokemon knowledge.Haterz gonna Hate
The moderators spent a lot of our collective childhood playing pokemon (rather than playing sports)... It was difficult to name just three!
JR, really? Probably shouldn't be throwing out election predictions should you....
In case anyone was wondering: PWM and Robert Hughes have been seen in the same room at the same time. The week after they both had haircuts. It was confusing.
I'm pretty good with election predictions. I predicted I would get a narrow second place last year to Ben and predicted all but one of the other election results correctly. I'm better at predicting than running :P
Is it legal to marry Rebecca Irwin's accent?!
See Nouse update at 21.57
He said he wasn't wating in the wings.
Wow. I was worried about those two and hoped that they'd prove me wrong. Not even naming one policy? I am concerned about Ents without D&S :(
Let go Jason. Let go.
Why? I've gone to twelve events this year, stewarded, DJ'd and been part of societies. Nothing wrong with paying attention. Without D&S, Ents Officers will have a large job on their hands - hope those two are up to it!
@politico - but is that what he said?
Another Efes order anyone?
According to Nouse!
@Sam There's enough unknowns in this room already, without mysterious Efes...
@ Politico - see nouse 22.27. Shame you weren't listening.
Sam, Chicken Wings family meal?
With a pot of chilli sauce?Match made in heaven.
I heard Tom Rigby just saved a baby from a burning building. Hero.
Well that's all clear then.I suppose being a Tory is the more pertinent difference from Brown.I went to a debate on fees in my first year. Rowley spoke for the Tories in favour of fees (David Levene for Labour and Aaron Porter spoke against. Jane Grenville refused to say anything). I wonder if he'll be telling very many people that...
@ Anon, er, I'm not there, just reading the liveblog. That ok with you?
Oh, and Matt Burton from YUSU was there I think. He was pretty quiet
Modestly claims he missed his train.... Actual hero.
I can see the singe marks on his eyebrows.
Good Media Gingery.
We're winding up the live commenting now - it's been a long night. Thanks for your comments!
Half of these comments from two people? Like to up Nouse's numbers xxx
Why no coverage of Vision's YUM Chair candidate? Very biased and unprofessional.
those senate rep boys. phooo-eeeeey!
Big love for Pete and the photo's - genuinely improved the live blog.
@Anon "Bo hasn't even set up a training session for the new college reps." Yes she has. And she's setting up more. Wise up.
I very much like Charlie Rowley and would vote for him for everything in the world if that were possible. He is a very polite and friendly gent and also very good at making people less angry. All important traits I think. ROWLEY FTW!
Also it's 'you're' welcome not 'your'. Charlie Rowley wouldn't have made that typo...
Everyone likes even numbers.
For Student Activities, I think the vote has to go to Arthur. Yes James Croydon is a serious option too, but Arthur has the policies and the personality, YUSU experience and heavy society involvement.
Fantastic to see Susan Nash in York, she'll make a brilliant Young Labour chair.
Just wanting to clarify, as much as I support their work and think they're doing a fantastic job, I'm not actually a public face for Nightline.Thank you,Bob x
try searching for her name then! :PMuch love n' YUM hugsn.
Delighted to see my boy Rowley was allowed to run in spite of not getting his nomination in for the deadline like the other three. Good luck son!A huge thank you to the returning officer for turning a blind eye. Much appreciated :)