I have always been interested in education and politics, and my journey to the Students’ Union began when I went on the march against the rise in tuition fees in 2010 – not only did this event make me more politically active, but I became very interested in fighting injustices within education. I became involved with the Union through my work in the volunteering society Enactus, and became project leader of their educational project Speak Up. My work as a student rep made me realise how important student representation is within the university, and my desire to improve this system was instrumental in my decision to run for Education Officer.
I believe education has the capacity to unlock most of the problems in our society – not only does it allow everyone to reach their full potential academically and vocationally. I think the Union can play a pivotal role in facilitating this education in the university and wider community.
It is really inspiring to see just how determined, enthusiastic and creative students can be. I love seeing the ideas and campaigns coming out from students and staff all of which strive to make the experience at university more enjoyable and rewarding for every student at Manchester.
|Introducing Life Skills Workshops|
|Better podcasting provision|
|Fighting future fees|
|Sustaining and promoting existing services around the university|
|Review of PHD Supervision|
|Supporting education programs involving the University and the wider community|
|Get more students involved in genuine academic representation and represent the views of students on academic issues|
|Direct the Union’s work on educational and academic issues|
|Direct the Union’s work on academic representation to improve the experience of students|
|Increase the number of students involved in genuine academic representation|
|Represent the views of students on academic issues|
|Support the work of the Faculty Representatives|