Candidate Interview: Tunde Osundina

Tunde Osundina
Tunde Osundina

Position: VP Comms and Media
Course studied: Sports Therapy

What separates you from the other candidates?
I feel that I have a vast knowledge of the SU and knowing the staff as I have been a member and commitee member for a number of societies including: Pizza & Pictionary, Accapella, Pool and Trident Media. I also have worked in the SU as a Student Trustee, Shop Worker, Street Team member and have work for active students

 

What experience do you have that has prepared you for the role?
I have experience from being a Student Trustee to represent the student voice in the uni. I also have experience in talking to others and listening to see what they want from being a Student Rep and working as a Street Team member in the SU

 

What are the top three skills you bring to the job?
Listening, being approachable and thinking outside the box

 

Who is your inspiration?
My inspiration is Richard Blackwood. He has been the reason I wanted to get invoved in radio and seeing his life go through the struggle. It shows me that anyone can get through a difficult road if they work hard enough for it.

 

What are you most proud of doing at Herts?
Winning the best radio show award at the student union awards

 

If you could change one thing about the university, what would it be?
If I could change one thing at uni it would be letting students know what’s happening at uni sooner and letting them feel more valued as a student

 

What’s your favourite memory at Herts?
My favourite memory of uni is living in Telford court as the whole court were like a big family and we were all crazy :p

 

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you here?
The most embarrassing thing I have done at uni has got to be falling asleep in a massage lesson and snoring and when I woke up everyone was staring at me.

 

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Living in London with my partner working with either the youth, in radio or the police.

 

You can read Tunde’s manifesto here.

 

All candidates were given a questionnaire by Trident Media. If you are also running in the elections and would like to be featured, email print.editor@tridentmedia.org.

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Candidate Interview: Tunde Osundina