Why IS it so hard for a fresher to get Treasurer? I was the oldest contender for the position. How far I am through my degree is hardly relevant. I don't get it!
Also, I wish someone had told me quite how unlikely it was for me to get it, as a fresher - before I stood people were all, "yeah, they'll obviously know more people, but just go for it anyway, you could well get it," and now they say, "yeah, freshers never get Treasurer, it was never going to happen." I could have stood for something else!
I don't really see what other positions I could go for outside of the exec - I wouldn't get squash captain, and I'm already going to be Women's Pool Captain (though that was only because no one else wanted it). Besides, if I lost ANOTHER election, I'd be crushed. I'm one of those people who always has to listen to, "it's the participation that counts", etc etc. Gets tired after a while.