Julia Seal has won the position of Accommodation and Community Officer. Having spent much of the past two weeks dressed up as a seal, Seal has made her mark on the campaign period, beating off tough competition from Sutton Bonington Guild Chair Seb D’Agar and former JCR President Vishal Sharma.
Many of her manifesto aims were centered on off-campus accommodation, specifically holding landlords to account and creating a searchable database for off-campus accommodation, with a student based review system. Julia has told Impact that she has donated her seal costume and that she ”can’t believe it.” she described the high point of her campaign as ”just being out there in a seal costume.”.
At Accommodation Officer Question time, Seal claimed that with the prospect of less Warden-Student contact due to the new plans to shake up the Warden system this “makes regular meetings integral”. It will be interesting to see how feasible this ambition proves to be.
The electorate will now be hoping that she can fulfill her manifesto pledges to get more landlords signing up to the Unipol DASH code scheme and getting an expiry date on University identification cards.