I will be running for Community Officer in this year’s Student Leader Elections. One of the main reasons I have decided to run is because as an international student I felt under-represented by the SU and this is something I will endeavor to change if I were elected. I also want to draw upon my experiences at university, both negative and positive, and act as a representative for all students to ensure a safe and friendly environment. From speaking to several student groups I decided to approach my manifesto from a student experience perspective. We often forget that university life can easily become overwhelming, but something as simple as knowing you are supported by your students’ union can make a world of a difference and give students the comfort they need to make it their home away from home.
I am currently on the Graduation Ball committee as well as an active member of the Nottingham New Theatre. I am also currently working with a local charity on a project providing supported housing for the homeless community in Nottingham. As such, I will be familiar both with working in the local community as well as the Students’ Union by the time I am elected.