Candidate for the position of Welfare Officer
Hey! My name is Asha Sutton and I am a third year Creative Writing student. I am a senior student ambassador and lifestyle editor for the university's society.
I believe that students at the university should be fully supported and have as many services available as possible. I aim to maintain some of the great ideas that already exist, but also make this role my own. This would be by focusing on areas I feel passionate about.
There is already a good level of integration between bigger socieities, which is fantastic. I'd like to make sure that smaller socieites have the same opportunites in order to unleash a wave of social and academic possibilities.
I aim to acheive this by setting up taster sessions for multiple societies and also to meet Presidents/Club captains at the same time in order to bring them together.
I believe that individuals who have a disability, physical or mental health issue should all have the same fair access to support services.
I would like to set up weekly sessions at each campus so that students can talk and/or meet people who are experiencing similar issues. I'd like every student to know they're not alone at this university.
For first years, the workload and adapting to university life can feel overwhelming. I aim to continue implementing this into more schools within the university to support as many students as possible.
I would contact the Head of schools to help me find second and third years to volunteer for this system. Then, I would work with lecturers to pair up first years with those students.
I want to give back to the university that has helped shape me over the last couple of years.