VP Community & Welfare

VP Community and Welfare

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Your welfare is extremely important to me, and that is why I aim to improve: 

1. Diversity and Inclusivity:

  • Lobby the university to introduce 3 Academic Excellence Bursaries in every faculty for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, LGBTQ+, BAME, international and disabled students.
  • Collaborate with all faith-based societies at UWE to re-establish Inter-Faith Week in order to increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs.

2. Mental Health:

  • Ensure that at least 1 staff member is Mental Health First Aid Trained in every department.
  • Launch Men’s Mental Health Awareness Week. According to the Movember Foundation, 60 men commit suicide every hour! No man will suffer in silence anymore! We will empower you to speak up and get support.
  • Transform part of Farmhouse into a dog-friendly café with an outdoor seating area for those hot summer days. This aims to provide a stress-free zone for students and staff on campus. Students will decide which local café to bring on campus. Also, dog walking volunteers are wanted to take care of your dog whilst you successfully seize the day at UWE!

3. Students’ Safety on/off campus:

  • Collaborate with UWE Speak Up programme to empower students to speak up when something does not feel right.
  • Encourage students to use UWE Report and Support website to escalate any offences they may witness to ensure that no crime goes unnoticed!

4. Sustainability:

  • Lobby the university to purchase reverse vending machines for all campuses. The aim is to encourage UWE students and staff to recycle by giving you a sum of money in return or a voucher that can be redeemed at any of the SU shops or food outlets in UWE.
  • Launch Sustainable Fashion Fair Week. Students and local charity shops will come together to sell their second-hand clothes, shoes, and accessories at reasonable prices. This is an attempt to fight fast fashion by encouraging vintage clothes shopping in UWE.  

rania's Full manifesto objectives - coming soon