President

What I'm working on

Governance - UCLan Students' Union Trustee Board

Sun 31 Oct 2021

Governance - UCLan Students' Union Trustee Board

in progress

Leading the recruitment of a permanent Chief Executive for UCLan Students' Union with the Deputy Chair of UCLan Students' Union Board Jill Wells through Peridot Partners

Created a recruitment pack for external trustee recruitment.

Recruited 2 student trustees with experience in finance to help close the board skills gap.

 
Improving the International Student Experience

Sun 31 Oct 2021

Improving the International Student Experience

in progress

Following the results of the International Student Experience Survey in July, it became clear that more needs to be done to ensure international students are provided with accurate information prior to arrival into the UK/UCLan and consistent communication throughout their studies to mitigate the issues faced. I understand that not all international students may have had the opportunity to fill out the survey at the time or feel comfortable expressing their issues via a survey.

On 11th November 4pm-6pm, I hosted an International Students Get Together to discuss key issues and hot food was served.

 We had students from a variety of countries engage in the event discussing their highlights and challenges on 3 key topics:

- Welcome and Induction

- Academic Support

- Sense of Belonging and Community

We will now collate all of the responses along with the International Student Experience Survey and draw on recommendations for the University and Students' Union to implement. 

 

UCLan Approved List of Educational Advisors/Consultants 

 

 

 
Financial Support

Thu 01 Jul 2021

Financial Support

in progress

I raised international students' concerns with Student Services in 2020/21 and secured support for international students beyond the Overseas Student Hardship Fund for 2021/22. This will be made available to international students from October should they face any unexpected financial emergency such as funeral costs or a sudden house move. If you are experiencing an unexpected financial emergency, please email HardshipFund@uclan.ac.uk

For more information on what financial support is available for UK/EU/International students, visit this link via the Student Hub

 

 
Improving the Catering Offer

Sun 31 Oct 2021

Improving the Catering Offer

in progress

Working with the University's Catering Team to look at the current offer (Harrington canteen) to gather student feedback on the new menu and prices.

Working to drive forward an inclusive food review following the successful Hot Halal Food Campaign during Ramadan last year to ensure the food offering reflects the needs of the diverse student body at UCLan 

 
Work with Alumni Team to increase support for postgraduates, students after graduation and more

Thu 01 Jul 2021

Work with Alumni Team to increase support for postgraduates, students after graduation and more

in progress

 
Students' Rights Awareness

Thu 01 Jul 2021

Students' Rights Awareness

in progress

 
Employability and Opportunities to Connect

Thu 01 Jul 2021

Employability and Opportunities to Connect

in progress

 
 

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