Robiu Salisu has been elected as Education officer for Swansea University’s Students’ Union for the academic year 2015/16. The final year history student won by a landslide with 1781 votes, beating 481 votes to reopen nominations.
Robiu’s manifesto included getting rid of exams on Saturdays, ensuring there is a free transport scheme between Singleton and Bay campus and a plan of positive action for the School of Management.
“Overwhelmed with emotions” after receiving the news, Robiu said he was feeling “very, very, very tired but very excited” and wished to thank his “campaign manager Naib, he’s been fantastic, my family and my friends, a group of friends I call brothers”. Robiu said the highlight of his campaign was the “costume for Rob the builder, I think it was just amazing… I remember walking through the mall with my inflatable hammer and all my friends saying ‘can he fix it? Hashtag yes he can!’
Robiu also said that “perhaps he could have spoken to the people campaigning to reopen nominations; maybe I should have addressed their concerns”.