POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1 // CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THIS POSITION: 1
PROPOSED BY: RUTA PETRAUSKAITE / SECONDED BY: CHARLOTTE SPICE
Being a student is not an easy thing, especially if you are an international one. Yes, I am a international student myself and I had to overcome my fears in order to feel like I am a part of this country, in order to learn and get to know the differences. One thing I can tell you, it was not an easy journey and I am still not 100% there but in order to reach my goals I have to be eager to learn and do my best.
One thing that I really missed as part of this journey was a guide. A person I could trust and ask the most stupid questions because trust me – everything, EVERYTHING feels different when you travel abroad. It kind of feels like you are a tourist but you just don’t have that tour guide who will show you places, provides tickets, shows directions. Now, I feel more confident and I would love to help out other people who are at the same position where I was before. I would love to be that person who gets asked even all of the simplest questions, such as: which adapter should I buy in order to charge my computer? (the first week I bought an adapter for electric shaver, trust me – it won’t work for your computer) or what the hell is squash?
So if you think if I am the right person for International Students Officer please vote. I would love to be a person you can come to and have a little chat because there are times when you feel lonely (even if you’re not) and you feel that no one understands your problems and they look bigger than they are.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 3 // CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THIS POSITION: 1
PROPOSED BY: JASON HARRIS / SECONDED BY: DYMITR LIZINIEWICZ
I’m Amalie and I am currently studying graphic design in my second year. I am running for the position of Student Experience Officer.
The past academic year I have occupied the position of Student Experience Officer. I made it my goal to attempt to make students more aware of what the campus had to offer, as well as make sure all voices were heard when attempting to improve the experience of being a student here at UCA Epsom. I have pursued these tasks by listening to students and by volunteering myself to help with various activities and events organised by the Students’ Union. I have also co-founded the printmaking and screen-printing club on the Epsom campus, Inking & Printing, in order to give interested students a space to express themselves with other likeminded students.
If re-elected as Student Experience Officer for the upcoming period, I will be carrying forward these goals, as I believe there is still a lot to be done in the area. I will also make it a priority to bring the student body’s opinions from the council meetings forward to the appropriate body, enabling a bigger diversity in opinions to form the future character of the Student’s Union as well as the character of the university itself.