Pulse has thrown their hat into the next Student’s Council (KSU) election at the University of Malta after two years of not contesting. Referring to the “new blood” in the team, Pulse said they will be running based on the policies found in their manifesto.
“We will present a strong team of candidates backed with a strong vision for a better and inclusive University. We want to work with the whole student body to tackle apathy, help student organisations all year round and improve the university campus in all aspects. We will improve on the good things that were done along the years, while introducing new ideas to take our university and student activism to new levels,” said Pulse President John Luke Ellul.
The election is set to happen towards the end of April and early May.
Their decision to contest the next election was announced at an event celebrating 21 years of Pulse at Infinity by Hugo’s in Paceville.
John Luke Ellul said that Pulse had enjoyed a string of successive electoral victories at other educational institutions like Junior College, MCAST, and ITS. He also pointed at some of their more popular campaigns, like the Student Fund, Change The System, Pulse Ambassador Programme, Rethink, and Migration – A Student’s Approach.
He also reiterated Pulse’s support for other initiatives like Vote16, and the lowering of the age of consent, as well as LBTIQ rights, same sex marriage, and the right for divorce.
“In 2015 we went back to our roots, restructured our organisation and offered students a different approach to politics and national issues, which in return resulted in successive electoral victories in all institutions we contested,” he said.
“We now have a strong manifesto that will reflect the needs of all University Students, ranging from International Students, Gozitans, Medical and Health Science students and each faculty and Institute. Our manifesto will be based on our principles backed by a plan and factual proposals,” he said.
Pulse is present in four of Malta’s most prominent educational institutions: Junior College, University of Malta, MCAST as well as the Sir M.A Refalo Centre in Victoria, Gozo.