DUSA Elections

Nominations Are Now Closed!

Check this page again soon to see your 2016/17 SRC candidates.

Who are the SRC?


The SRC is a forum that ensures the student voice is heard on campus and works to improve your education, facilities, environment and right to a quality University experience. This September you can stand to be elected as a member of the SRC and make change happen.

The SRC meets four times a semester to discuss issues that matter to our students and develop solutions and answers to big questions on campus. Being a member of the SRC not only looks good on your CV, it helps your personal and professional development with new skills which can be applied both at university and in your career.
Running for a position on the SRC was one of the best decisions I made at University. People often think of nominating themselves so they can boost their CV and improve their employability, but being an SRC Councillor is so much more than that. I started off as Humanities President, and after a great year of working alongside the other representatives, I had gained the skills and the confidence to become a member of the Exec, so I could help push for even more change. The SRC is a fantastic platform – for university improvement, and for personal improvement. Get involved! Improve, impact, influence. Liam

Vice President of Representation, DUSA The Union

Meet your 2016/17 SRC Candidates!

Contested Positions

Rebecca Johnston

Rebecca Johnston

First Year Representative

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I believe I should be elected to the position of first year representative as I am highly motivated, confident and approachable. I am committed and willing to listen to other students’ questions and develop solutions to problems that matter. I love working with people and as I first year representative I’ll go the extra mile to work efficiently, effectively and enthusiastically. Being a representative of the best students’ union in Scotland is something that I would love to be part of and I will work to the best of my ability to keep up to the Union’s high standards.

As a first year rep I would further improve links between first years and the rest of the student body by introducing more mentoring schemes and social events to connect all years at the university
I will also make the university more eco-friendly by encouraging students to minimise waste and make recycling easier on campus.

Policies

  1. Introduce more mentoring schemes and social events to connect all years at the university
  2. Make the university more eco-friendly by encouraging students to minimise waste and make recycling easier on campus.
Kirsten McKenzie

Kirsten McKenzie

First Year Representative

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Firstly, I WANT to be first year rep! I have had the reality of a bad university experience (elsewhere) last year! Although I am in first year at Dundee, it is my second time of being a fresher. Last year I felt that not much was in place for students who hadn’t settled down in freshers, we were almost forgotten about. Fear not, if you pick me THIS SHALL NOT HAPPEN. Already, I already believe Dundee University is much better, many of you will have picked Dundee for its fab student experience reputation, I want to ensure to make it the best! Without trying to sound like a cheesy tinder chat up line… I would be fully committed to this! Living on campus means I am ready to come to your rescue at anytime, I will make myself easy to access, so if youre struggling after a SKINT sesh, you can contact me through email without leaving your bed. Being easily contactable would mean nothing if the person you were contacting was difficult to speak to, again, fear not. I am very friendly and easy to speak to, your problems will be mine. I am wanting to make sure this year is the best year of your uni life!

Policies

  1. Improving 1st year academic issues: FREE tutoring
    I believe that we do not utilise our best, most accessible “resources”…2nd years! I would look to put in place a personal tutor system in which 2nd years can volunteer their services. Not only would this be great for struggling and confused 1st years, but it would also be a great extra for 2nd years to put on their CVs.
  2. Improve services and facilities: CHEAP and close student parking
  3. Improve 1st year welfare issues: Freshers EXCLUSIVE end of semester celebration event!
Anzal Faran Baig

Anzal Faran Baig

Equality, Diversity and Welfare Representative

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This position is close to my heart, I’ve had to deal with equality and diversity issues my entire life. First, in my country of origin because I was a woman and later when I moved, because I was of Pakistani origin. I’ve had personal experience in trying to deal with this and I know first hand about the difficulties that people have to encounter when trying to take action. It is a difficult thing, and I would love the opportunity to help make the process easier for others, so that their experience at Dundee can be exactly what they want it to be. It would be wonderful to lend my experiences and implement what I have learned.

My main interest is debate and have done it competitively with success over the past few years. I believe this has equipped me with the skills to argue and negotiate productively and work tirelessly to find a way. This position would be a perfect marriage of what I love to do, my skills and a cause that I’m passionate about.

Policies

  1. Promote officers of equity in societies, events schools and/or have current society committee members/school reps explicitly have duties to deal with issues of equity.
  2. Increase awareness among the student body about their rights and what constitute violations and courses of action an individual can take when confronted with these issues.
  3. Increase engagement and discourse about equality, diversity and welfare issues among the student body.
Rumanah Patel

Rumanah Patel

Equality, Diversity and Welfare Representative

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Hi, I’m Rumanah and I’m running for the position of Equality, Diversity and Welfare Representative.

Inspired from a young age by renowned civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Malcolm X, and Angelina Jolie, the drive to surpass and challenge limitations has been central to my belief system. Living in the UK equality and diversity is a fundamental right; equal opportunities are implemented, respected and promoted however it isn’t internationally recognised as an essential right and thus maintaining its importance and promoting the freedom associated is key to informing the world around us. To ensure equality, diversity and cohesion is achieved in all realms of student life would be one of my aspirations. As a confident and passionate member of the student community I worked in conjunction with the O2 Think Big initiative to create a community cohesion event in the North West incorporating various cultural ideas to bring the wider community together. As a class representative for two consecutive years and the Associate President for the School of Humanities I believe I have developed the social skill-set to be the best candidate for this role.

Policies

  1. To implement student cohesion by incorporating numerous societies and holding events together to raise awareness.
  2. To draw attention to issues surrounding equality, diversity and welfare and work together as universities and institutions across Scotland to tackle these issues.
  3. To advise, educate and scrutinise current policies to make them efficient and student friendly.
Ollie Sime

Ollie Sime

Equality, Diversity and Welfare Representative

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I’m Ollie, I hope to be chosen to be the Equality and Diversity Representative role this year! I’m very eager to provide all students equal opportunities, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or background.

I have worked, and am working, with the DULGBT+ Society, aiming to raise awareness of LGBT+ people and support networks they require. As part of the society, I was the first Transgender Liaison Officer, introducing specific support avenues for transgender and non-binary individuals. I hope to branch out and ensure that all students, including those in minority groups, feel included and a part of the university.

I’m a big believer in student-to-student support, allowing students to build up their own support networks and make connections, not only improving their CVs, but giving and receiving constant support while doing so! i enjoy working with many different people and learning what best helps the biggest group of people, and how everyone can work together to provide assistance and support so that they might be interested in doing the same.

Policies

  1. One policy I wish to incorporate into DUSA is mandatory equality training – starting with transgender and non-binary awareness training. By making the staff more aware of transgender and non-binary students, I want to ensure the services DUSA offers are accessible by all transgender and non-binary students and staff.
  2. Another is I want to build up a student-to-student support network, allowing societies and other student networks to create a supportive space for their students, in an environment that allows for informal and private discussions.
Ida Jonsson Gahnstroem

Ida Jonsson Gahnstroem

General Representative

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My name is Ida and I’m a second year town planning student. Why am I running for a general position? Because I think that there is not one question that is more important than another one.

You won’t see my posters around campus because I don’t agree with the paper waste that these elections create. I’m running because no one can tell me it is impossible for us students to only submit our work online, nothing is impossible we just need to find a way. I’m running because I believe that we actually can change our campus for the better.

I hope to work closely not only with the other SRC Councillors and DUSA but also with every single student on this campus to understand all different people and their experiences on campus.

Policies

  1. Minimize paper waste on campus, including online submission and online election campaigns.
  2. Introduce a “buddy” program for international students so they can meet Scottish students.
  3. Introduce a tutor program within students own degrees and levels where students can learn from each other.
Adam Gilbert

Adam Gilbert

General Representative

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My name is Adam Gilbert, I am a fourth year MA Geopolitics (Hons) and I am running for the position of General Representative on the SRC. During my time at Dundee I have been a member of various clubs, societies and committees and have gained a real insight into the benefits that DUSA can have on the university and the student body.

The majority of students, especially those just starting their academic careers, have no idea what the SRC is and how powerful a tool it can be in making a real difference on campus. As a General Representative I would aim to support the work of my fellow councillors while holding them accountable to their remits, essentially making sure they are doing what they were elected to do. I would also aim to build a stronger relationship between the SRC and the students it represents.

As it is my final year I would relish the opportunity to give back to the university which has given me so much, so please vote Adam Gilbert for SRC General Representative.

Policies

  1. ACCOUNTABILITY – Support fellow counsellors in their work while holding them accountable to their remits.
  2. ENGAGEMENT – Work to build the profile of the SRC and the engagement around the issues discussed at meetings.
  3. FEEDBACK – Create an effective way for students to relay issues and feedback to the SRC and Exec.
Ogechukwu Iwuanyanwu

Ogechukwu Iwuanyanwu

General Representative

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My name is Ogechukwu(Oge) Iwuanyanwu. I am Nigerian and a law student. I am passionate about student life here at Dundee. I really want to be part of the process of making the university remain the best in Scotland for students!

Policies

  1. As a general representative I will work with other representatives on the various issues that need to be addressed on campus. I also want to make sure everything that and is passed by the SRC is in the best interest of all students.
  2. I want to enhance communication between student and staff.
  3. I want to work with other other representatives to make our university remain number 1 in Scotland.
Toni McKinney

Toni McKinney

General Representative

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Hi, I’m Toni and I am a second year Psychology student. I am running for one of the General Representative positions for the SRC this academic year. My main aim is to focus on inclusion and motivation across the entire University, for all groups of students. My three policies are:

The University of Dundee is driving an international agenda and I want to make sure that the international and EU students have the most amazing experience by getting involved and making the most of their time here at the University of Dundee, while being effectively represented and listened to.

This academic year I want to encourage the entire student body to seek help in any way they can with the wide variety of mental health issues. Mental health is a growing issue amongst the student population and needs to be addressed. I want to help students throughout the University to know there is help available for everyone regardless of what their issue might be.

I would like to encourage students to be involved in extra curricular activities such as sports, charities, representation or societies to gain experiences and better themselves for the future by building up strong CV’s for leaving university.

Policies

  1. Promote the importance of culture at the University
  2. Raise awareness of mental health issues that may affect students
  3. Motivate the student body to fully involve themselves in extracurricular activities out with University
Stuart Murphy

Stuart Murphy

General Representative

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Hi there! My name is ‘Stuart Murphy – Fighting for Good’ a second year Geography and Politics Student. I love our university, I love the people, I love our societies and I love our campus. I truly feel so privileged to be a student here. I want a fair university where every student has a chance to have their say. I want to listen to what the students want and how can DUSA can improve. My 3 main policies for this campaign are; a greener university – Dundee has been awarded a 2:2 from the People & Planet survey but we can do much better by using less materials in food packaging. My second policy is a safer union during nights out. The union staff are a huge credit to our university they are fantastic and constantly provide a great service. I would love our union to have a quiet room where people can go and speak to someone about something that has bothered them on a night out. My final policy is to invest more into university facilities such as libraries and computer suites because students deserve the best possible facilities. I want to give something back to Dundee and I would be truly honoured and thrilled if you would vote for me. Together lets fight for change!

Policies

  1. A greener University – We need to ensure that We have A greener More sustainable campus. After all We only have one planet.
  2. Welfare. I propose A safe room in DUSA where students can go to during A night out for advice this ensuring that all students are safe during A night out.
  3. More facilities – invest More money into the library and computer suites giving More space for study. students deserve the best possible facilities from their university.
Haris Rashid

Haris Rashid

General Representative

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Hey! My name is Haris Rashid, I am a final year Dental student and I am passionate about student life here at Dundee Uni. I want to help make this year’s SRC achievements better than last years, ensure your voice is heard and your views represented.
My main aims as an SRC Councillor will be to ensure that the Council is run in the best interests of the student body. I want to make sure that equality and diversity lies at the heart of the council and that all policies passed by the SRC accurately represent the views of students at this university. I will work with every councillor I can to make our campus more inclusive and accommodating to the diverse student body it supports. Having been on the SRC for 2 years now, I feel I have the experience to thrive in this position and want to grasp this opportunity to make change happen for the better.
I am a friendly and approachable guy and spend most of my time on campus doing something or other, from cramming last minute in the library to hitting up the union, feel free to stop me to raise any concerns you have or even just to say hi! Please vote for me! 🙂

Policies

  1. Ensure the Council is run in the best interests of the student body, making sure students views are being listened too!
  2. Ensure all policies are scrutinised for fairness and equality.
  3. Work with all councillors to make a more inclusive and accommodating campus for the diverse student body it supports.
Mary Alatise

Mary Alatise

Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Representative

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My name is Mary Alatise and I am a 3rd year student studying International Relations & Politics with Spanish.
Over the past 2 years of living in Dundee and being a student here, I have observed that the BME community have little involvement in extra-curricular events and activities. After speaking to several people from the BME community, I realised that many felt excluded culturally and socially, consequently affecting their confidence to mix in with other communities in the university, and not enabling them to have the best possible student experience.
As a black woman myself, born and raised in London, I can confidently say that the BME community is greatly underrepresented nationally which has also projected on to campus life, simply because we are a minority group. However, I want to change the lack of representation the BME community suffer from. With my zeal for BME representation, I believe that confidence, pride and unity will blossom across the whole community and that every individual that identifies with the BME community will feel recognised, important and above all, valued by people outside the community.

Policies

  1. I want to ensure equality and inclusion is extended to the BME community, to provide an equally enjoyable student experience for BME students.
  2. I aim to Integrate all societies within the BME community, to encourage networking. This can be done by liaising between presidents of societies within the BME community and creating social events to widen the network system.
  3. I will strive to establish a strong support system between DUSA and students from the BME community that want to start up a society or social events.
Cyrus Allen

Cyrus Allen

Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Representative

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I believe that I should be elected to the position of BME representative because, throughout my time at university, I have seen the changes that have been made through pushing for what we want as a community, from the 24 hour library access, to trans awareness workshops working towards increasing tolerance, and countless other changes, including this role itself as of this year. I would be proud to represent the views and issues of the BME members of our community, including myself, and I am eager to do so if I am able to.

Policies

  1. Engage more BME students in student politics
  2. Raise awareness and promote campaigns regarding BME issues
  3. Ensure BME student views are voiced during decision making
Bea Cecilie Karlsen

Bea Cecilie Karlsen

Environment & Sustainability Representative

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I am studying environmental sustainability level 2. I wish to make our campus greener by reducing our waste and making students and staff more aware of our impact we create in our everyday life. By doing so we could spread the word to family and friends off campus which they again could spread further creating a domino effect. A green campus would actually create a big difference. Together we have more than 3000 staff and more than 17000 students which makes us a total of more than 20000 people. Imagine how many people we could affect together.

Policies

  1. Recycled paper on campus creates a positive impact upon the environment.
  2. Campaigns created on campus should be electronic to reduse the unnecessary paper waste created during campaigns.
  3. Banning straws on campus would make students and staff more aware of the complications they create in the ocean for the animals living there especially turtles.
Kieran Pannell

Kieran Pannell

Environment & Sustainability Representative

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Hi, I’m Kieran Pannell, just your typical Swansea City supporting Angus teen. Or am I the only one? Anyway I am running for your Environment and Sustainability Rep in the SRC (Student Representative Council).
The environment affects everyone. We can influence society a greatly by addressing environmental issues. So why don’t we do it? Too big? Too Complicated? Perhaps. I believe it’s simply that we just don’t know how to.
To begin with, if elected I will push for the University to divest (take investment away from) their pension funds from the Oil and Gas sector which we all know is not good for the environment. If we, as a University really support a green future, we must show this in all aspects of our University’s business.
On top of this, I hope to get DUSA and the University to publicly support a ‘just transition’ from the Oil and Gas to renewables sector. Not only will this support a green future but it also creates sustainable jobs for the future as opposed to the already proven unsustainable Oil and Gas Sector.
Finally, my third main policy entails improving the accountability of the SRC. As the 1st year rep last year, I was amazed at how many people are oblivious to t.

Policies

  1. As your Environment and Sustainability Representative I would push for the University to remove their investment in the Oil and Gas Industry which is a major contributor to pollution and Global Warming
  2. I would also like to get the University and DUSA to support a ‘Just Transition’ from Oil and Gas to the renewable sector. A ‘Just Transition refers to the gradual retraining of oil workers, the decommissioning of Oil Rigs and major investment in the renewable sector to move toward a green future
  3. I will also push to improve the accountability of the SRC by close work with other reps

Uncontested Positions

Alex Muir

Alex Muir

LGBT+ Representative

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Hi, my name is Alex. I’m a 4th year politics student and i want to work with DUSA and the SRC to make Dundee University a more LGBT friendly environment and have our views heard on an executive level. I’m the current secretary for the DULGBT+ society. I worked with other students to get the SRC position created last year because i feel that we needed to have a fully inclusive SRC that represented the diversity of our student body. I have previous experience in a variety of electoral roles whilst at Dundee. I will continue to work with the society to help the community on a student level. But I also want to make lasting differences at DUSA and the university.

Policies

  1. Represent the view of the LGBT+ community on campus
  2. Get Athena Swan accreditation across all the university schools.
  3. Get all counselling and disabilities staff awareness trained in LGBT+ issues
Joonas Schroderus

Joonas Schroderus

Learning & Teaching Representative

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Hi everyone!

My name is Joonas, a 4th year International Business student with Spanish on the side. I have worked as a class representative for two years, and spent my third year on exchange in Barcelona. Now, I want to run for the Learning and Teaching Representative, as I believe I have productive ideas that will help establishing a stronger platform between the academic representatives and the students.

The main goal for me as the new Learning and Teaching Representative is to ensure communication between all the members of the University is working effortlessly, and that the students are heard in any important matter that may arise in the upcoming year. I believe my experience of working as a class representative for two years will help me on the way, as I already have an idea of how I can deliver feedback from the students to the staff.

My approach is to be all inclusive, meaning I aim to foster an atmosphere where no one’s opinion will be disregarded. With all the recent changes at the University, I believe this is even more important than ever, and is the only way we can maintain certain standards of teaching.

Policies

  1. Ensuring swift and efficient communication between students and staff by working alongside with the DP as well as the VP of Representation. This way I can ensure that information reaches every party.
  2. Providing relevant and useful academic feedback by working alongside with the other student representatives, in effect ensuring students’ opinions are properly heard and listened to.
  3. Monitoring that potential changes in teaching run smoothly, so that any poor and unsatisfactory propositions can be tackled early on.
Yasmin Odabashy

Yasmin Odabashy

Facilities Representative

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I believe I should be elected to the position of Facilities Representative because I have relevant experience; I’m currently a Module Representative and I have been elected General Member on the Friends of MSF Committee and have since taken the initiative to branch out to the wider student body through other school representatives to voice proposals and create opportunities for the growth of the society. I hope to apply similar tact in the position of Facilities Rep to bring people the knowledge they need to get the best of what our university has to offer them

Policies

  1. Ensure all university facilities are accessible to our diverse student body.
  2. Work with all councillors, exec and the university to improve facilities and enhance the student experience.
  3. Ensure all students are aware of the facilities that are available to them on campus.
Johnny Mckenzie

Johnny Mckenzie

Disabilities Representative

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I’m Johnny, 22 Y.O. and I study computing. I’ve struggled myself for some time with learning difficulties; although the University’s Disability Services do a great job, their expertise lack in areas that a bit of insight or experience might help in; for example: how to have a meeting with someone with chronic anxiety, or how to make reasonable adjustments during a lecture for someone with Autism or Dyspraxia.

Naturally, I can’t possibly have insight into every condition that may occur; how could I? But that’s where you come in: as long as I’m disability rep at the SRC, I promise that your voice will be heard, that someone will be fighting your corner, and that I’ll do everything in my power to see that these necessary, invaluable adjustments are made. I can’t do it without you!

Policies

  1. Increase understanding of accessibility and reasonable adjustments across campus.
  2. Relay More input from students regarding disabilities – mental or physical health – to staff and organisations
  3. Pressure the University and its associates to do More for individual students’ needs – the bare minimum isn’t enough
Neil Lavin

Neil Lavin

Employability Representative

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As all students know, it is incredibly hard to find a job which provides enough hours to pay the bills but also the flexibility needed to let you study. It is my aim, should I be elected as Employability Rep, to push on-campus opportunities on campus both physically through traditional media but also online on social media in student groups and spreading the word through our societies.

In addition to this, I believe that those individuals who devote their time and effort to keeping these societies running should receive some hard evidence of their skills and contribution while studying. I would propose to work on this alongside our DUSA executive to see it brought to life.

As a DJCAD student, I have experienced first hand the benefits of working with industry professionals as a student and the paths this can lead to in terms of internships and future employment. While design education lends itself well to this partnership, I believe we should be seeing these projects across campus to showcase our students and help get their feet in doors early on in their academic careers.

Policies

  1. SKILL CERTIFICATION – Develop means of converting society contributions into tangible evidence for your CV.
  2. INDUSTRY LINKS – Create opportunities for students to meet professionals at events such as career fairs, mixer evenings and lectures.
  3. CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES – Raise awareness of campus jobs open to students while exploring the possibility of more student jobs in support roles throughout departments.
Sofia Skevofylaka

Sofia Skevofylaka

International Representative

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My name is Sofia Skevofylaka. I am a 4th year International Business with Marketing Student and I am running for International Student Rep. Coming from Greece, I know how it feels to leave your country & come to Dundee. The differences are huge! Being the President of International Society for 2 years, I have identified areas that International Students need further support in.
1. There is lack of specified international advice for internationals, especially if they are staying off-campus. E.g.: cultural shock might be caused not only due to language barrier but even due to change of weather conditions. Such issues need to be heard and treated respectfully. My main aim is to create an International Advice Enquiry service to help internationals with issues they might face.
2. UoD has 20 Entrepreneurial VISAs to give out to students who are planning to become entrepreneurs in the UK. My plan is to work with CoE and IAO to promote & encourage students to take part in this amazing project.
3. I want to create a bridge between UoD&DUSA. Creating a tighter bond will help students to see how effective and fast the services actually can be.
Come & find me to ask or chat about anything! ☺

Policies

  1. Work with Center of Entrepreneurship and International Advice Office to promote the Entrepreneurial VISAs, UoD offers.
  2. Be the bridge between University of Dundee and DUSA Services.
  3. Create an International Advice Service run by international students.
Emma Craig

Emma Craig

Housing Representative

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Hey! I’m Emma Craig, a fourth year Geography student and during my time in Dundee I’ve experienced living in a lot of different types of flat. From university residences, private student accommodation to privately rented accommodation I’ve seen it all. I want to be able to help students navigate the sometimes daunting world of accommodation, I aim to ensure students are able to access support and choose the right type of accommodation for them.

Moving into you first flat, whether that’s student halls or a private flat, can be one of the best experiences of your university lives! I want to liaison with your Halls Representatives to make sure everyone in University accommodation has a great experience.

From experience I also know that things can go wrong when renting for the first time; leases can fall through, mould can appear or appliances can break; I want to ensure that students know what support is available to them and what their rights are so that no housing problem will seem too scary to handle.

 

Policies

  1. Work with halls reps to increase communication amongst halls and work with them to make living in university accommodation a great experience.
  2. Further DUSA’s Housing Accreditation Scheme and raise awareness of the scheme.
  3. Help students understand their rights as tenants and how to access support if they have any housing difficulties.
Poppy Jarratt

Poppy Jarratt

Post-grad Taught Representative

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Hi, I’m Poppy! I’m studying my MLitt in Writing Practice and Study. Postgrad students aren’t here for very long so I would like to help you make the brief experience the best it can be.

Policies

  1. More social opportunities for postgraduate
  2. Work on and implement internship support for postgrad students.
  3. Improve interdepartmental communication.

Important dates for your diary:

  • Wednesday 21st September 2016, 4pm – Candidate Briefing, at LT4 Dalhousie
  • Wednesday 28th September 2016, 9am – Voting opens
  • Friday 30th September 2016, 3pm – Voting closes
  • Friday 30th September 2016, 7pm – SRC elections results party
  • Tuesday 4th October 2016 6pm – SRC Training workshop and first meeting

SRC roles and remits


Please find information on some of the key roles that each position is responsible for. You can only run for one so please read carefully and contact Liam Graham for more information about the roles VPR@DUSA.co.uk

Learning and Teaching Representative
  • Focus on improving learning and teaching provision across campus
  • Work closely with DUSA’s Deputy President and UoD Vice Principle of Learning and Teaching
  • Provide student feedback on key changes to learning and teaching at the University
Facilities Representative
  • Work with the Library and Learning Centre and Estates and Buildings to improve student learning and recreation facilities
  • Feedback student views and concerns
  • Work with the DUSA Executive to improve student facilities
First Year Representative
  • Focus on improving services and facilities for first year students
  • Feedback on student issues to key DUSA and University leads
  • Work with key University services to tackle 1st year academic and welfare issues
International Students Representative
  • Work with DUSA Executives and lead University services on helping improve international students experience
  • Collate and feedback student views on the welfare, recreational and academic services they receive
  • Help develop campaigns to make international students feel welcome and at home
Taught Postgraduate Representative
  • Provide a voice and feedback from Taught Postgraduate students
  • Work with a range of welfare and academic services to meet student needs
  • Lobby and campaign for better services
Research Postgraduate Representative
  • Ensure that Research Postgraduates voice and feedback is heard
  • Highlight and work with University and DUSA services to improve their experience
  • Help create a community for Research Postgraduates
Mature Student Representative
  • Focus on collating and feeding back on Mature students’ needs
  • Work with DUSA and University services to improve student experience
  • Create a community for mature students
Equality, Diversity and Welfare Representative
  • Work with other DUSA and SRC representatives to make sure equality and diversity is at the forefront of our work
  • Help campaign on equality and diversity and welfare issues
  • Collate and provide feedback on issues and problems to University and DUSA services
Black & Minority Ethnic Representative
  • Collate and represent the views of students who identify within the BME community
  • Work with University and DUSA to improve service provision for BME identifying students
  • Help promote engagement in key student matters
LGBT+ Representative
  • Collate and represent the views of students who identify within the LGBT+ community
  • Work with University and DUSA to improve service provision for LGBT+ identifying students
  • Help promote engagement in key student matters
Disabilities Representative
  • Collate and represent the views of students who identify within the disabled community
  • Work with University and DUSA to improve service provision for disable identifying students
  • Help promote engagement in key student matters
Employability Representative
  • Work with DUSA and University services to provide employability opportunities
  • Help promote extra-curricular employment activities
  • Work with the Enterprise Gym to explore entrepreneurship opportunities
Housing Representative
  • Work with the University Halls representatives to gain student views on accommodation
  • Work with DUSA to identify and feedback issues which students face living out with the University
  • Help on engaging students in Housing campaigns
Environment and Sustainability Representative
  • Work with the University and DUSA to lead on Environmental campaigns
  • Lobby the University and DUSA to ensure environmental and sustainability change
  • Feedback on student environment issues
General Representatives x3
  • Support the work of fellow SRC Councillors
  • Collate and feedback student issues to DUSA and University services
  • Help support the lobbying and campaigning work of the SRC and DUSA

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