JESS DOWSON – STUDENT TRUSTEE CANDIDATE

OTHER CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THIS POSITION: ELEANOR THEAKER

My desire to run for Student Trustee stems from a wish to help in any way I can. Such as ensuring that students’ wishes are not overlooked in UCA’s plans for the future & that those students’ whose voices are often drowned out are indeed heard. Personally, as I am thinking of remaining at UCA for the next 3 and a bit years, it will be interesting to see precisely what UCA’s and UCASU’s plans are for the future.

As for my background: I interned at the Equality Network (Scotland) in 2009; sat on both the committee of Edinburgh University’s LGBTI society in 2010 as well as the Edinburgh University Student Association’s LGBTQIA Action Group from 2010 – 2011. I volunteered at Pepenbury (a care centre) in 2012, and have assisted on an ad-hoc basis with another local charity over the past 2 years.

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