CAMPUS: VOTING AT ALL CAMPUSES
STUDENT TRUSTEE CANDIDATES
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 5 // CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THIS POSITION: 1
PROPOSED BY: HANNAH COOMBS / SECONDED BY: LAETITIA BERTHIER
Hi my name is Annabel Giraud-Telme and I am in my second year of Fashion Atelier at Rochester. I am nominating myself for the role of Student Trustee Officer.
A Student Trustee’s role is to:
- Be ultimately responsible for directing the business of the union across all campuses
- Help the Union with promoting aims of the organisation and its events and activities.
- Liaise with the campus officer to ensure student feedback is carried out where possible.
- Be involved in all areas of the Union
- Be empathetic, focused, passionate, open to new ideas and have an understanding of student life.
Since coming to UCA a few years for my Access course, I have been involved in the university. Actively being Student Experience Officer for the past two years, a Course Representative to running the Yoga Club, being part of the Creative Writing Club as well as a Student Ambassador on open days. Amongst friends, I am known as the UCA Geek.
A large portion of them also think I’m crazy for putting so much upon myself but I really enjoy doing all of these things. Ask anyone who knows me, (even those who don’t!) I love to talk!
(It would be quite a surprise if you are from Rochester and you haven’t either; heard me talking or talked to me. Next time you see me, stop and talk to me about anything from the weather to whether you think the walls of a creative uni should be any colour BUT white!)
Being lucky enough to be part of so many different things, means knowing people from all courses which enables me to get a full understanding of the ‘student experience’. This allows me to give this critical information to the people making the decisions which affect our everyday life on and off campus.
I truly believe we are incredibly fortunate to be part of such a brilliant university, the facilities we have, the technical knowledge that the staff have and the support we get is second to none. Whilst there is no doubt in my mind that UCA is amazing, it can always be better and with your vote, I want us to change that.
My friends will also tell you that (as well as talking); listening, understanding, making and maintaining a plan of action and arguing for equality are my main attributes. Using these qualities in my role of Student Experience Officer in the past, I have petitioned to; get a second study adviser during office hours, put a material recycling motion in place in order to benefit from the waste (such as scraps of calico and other fabrics) across all universities (currently being carried out) and vehemently argued against the early closure of the library last year (we resumed normal hours and now even have extended hours!) and most recently, to get a ‘start-your-own-business’ workshops available to all students across all campuses.
If you believe that I do and can live up to these expectations as a Student Trustee, please vote for me to be YOUR representative.