Hello, my name is Ubong Ante and I am your VP Community and Welfare.
The role of VP Community and Welfare is to ensure a smooth transition for both home and international students, across different academic years.
I’ve just graduated from UWE Bristol in Mechanical Engineering. During my time at university, I gained valuable knowledge and experience from various positions held, including being a company representative during an internship. This has put me in the right position to represent your welfare needs during your time at UWE Bristol.
Click here to see what I’m working to achieve this year and my progress so far.
Bristol is significantly growing as the years go by and the demand for accommodation increases with the population. At times, it can be quite a struggle for students to find private accommodation, as they’re competing with the wider Bristol population and some landlords prefer having professionals as tenants to students.
To celebrate the diverse UWE Bristol student and staff community, The Students’ Union organised a Food Fair on Tuesday 3 December 2019 in partnership with Bristol Eats (BEATS) and UWE Catering service.
We asked UWE students what they do to look after their mental health, this is what they said….
UWE Bristol has finally completed the process to partner with YourGuarantor – an organisation that will act as the UK-based Guarantor for International/EU students seeking private accommodation when they send in their application.
On Thursday 21 March, the first UWE Bristol’s Got Talent was held at The Students’ Union. As one of my manifesto points, I organised UWE Bristol’s Got Talent to provide students with a platform to showcase their talent and help create awareness of the diverse talent that exists at UWE Bristol.
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Awareness campaign on Wellbeing services and working with the wellbeing service.
Status: Updated 2/9/2019
Work to tackle the student mental health crisis and identifying the best ways to support the individual needs of students.
Organise regular events and activities that promote good mental health and well-being.
Work with key stakeholders in the University on the further implementation of the Mental Wealth Strategy to ensure it is student focused.
UWE Cultural Night – Experience first UWE Cultural Night to broaden and celebrate the Cultural diversity that exists.
To be an advocate for more diverse food options across campuses, which is representative of our diverse student body.
ZERO tolerance to hate crime, discrimination and sexual violence.
Provide a better opportunity for International Students who are seeking accommodation.
Start a campaign for free parking on campus for students.
Inter-society Activities – work together with different societies at UWE to organise engaging activities for members. E.g. UWE Inter-Society League Cup.
Raise the voices of marginalised students – postgraduate students, distance learner students.
Create a general learning disability assessment for newly enrolled students – to assess their strengths and weaknesses in learning.
Introduce Course social events - Working together with various departments in the university to organise social events to engage and induce a more comfortable, friendly and effective learning environment between course mates.
Increase engagement between and across the 4 campuses (including Gloucester campus).
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