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NUS DELEGATE CANDIDATES
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 2 // CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THIS POSITION: 1
PROPOSED BY: CHARLOTTE LAWRENCE / SECONDED BY: EIRA CANNON
My name is Jayne Horswill, and I am running for the role of NUS Delegate.
UCA IS UNIQUE
The University for the Creative Arts is a unique university in many ways – several campuses spread across two counties, each with their own identity, and courses that are thoroughly creative and in some cases teach skills that are not found in any other university in the country.
The means that what matters most to UCA and its students might not be the same as what matters to other universities in the country – but that doesn’t mean that our needs should be ignored.
THE ARTS NEED TO BE RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY
National education policy in the UK continues to focus on STEM subjects – that is, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. While these are obviously incredibly important aspects of education, I believe the Arts should be treated the same way.
On a national scale, the value of the Arts is underestimated, both by a lot of communities as well as politicians. Creative institutions like UCA produce some of the most brilliant, intuitive minds that can have a huge impact on our society: architects, designers, film-makers, artists, creators, inventors the list goes on.
A NATIONAL VOICE FOR UCA
The NUS National Conference is a great opportunity to give UCA and other institutions like us a voice to make sure that our needs are recognized on a national level.
I want to be NUS Delegate as I feel that I could represent the voice of UCA at that conference, ensure that small and specialist Unions are represented, and would vote to reflect this.