VP Community & Welfare

VP Community and Welfare

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.

VP Community and Welfare's Blog

We are here to represent you!

We know that some of the UWE Bristol student community are not happy with the current university experience. We understand that it is a challenging time for the student community and we want to ensure that your voice is being heard.

 
November update from your Presidents Team

Your Presidents' Team has been working hard to represent the student community to all levels of UWE Bristol. Check out this update from each of them with their progress in November

 
The Students’ Union is here for you during lockdown

With the news on Saturday of a second national lockdown, we know that some of you may be feeling anxious and unsettled, but we want you to know that The Students’ Union is here for you! Our role is to make sure that you have a positive UWE Bristol experience and we will continue to bring our services to you, whether that’s physically or virtually.

 
An update from your Presidents Team

Your Presidents' Team has been working hard to represent the student community to all levels of UWE Bristol. Check out this update from each of them with their progress in October.

 
Lead and Change 2020

This year we took to our screens for five days of virtual training with the NUS Lead and Change conference.

 
 

UBONG's manifesto objectives

 

Lobby the university to build over 1000 more accommodation rooms on Frenchay Campus.

 

Status: Updated 04/02/21

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
This has been taken up by the university and planning has begun.
4 Feb 21
This has been taken into action in the estates plan for 2030 strategy. More accommodation rooms will be built on Frenchay
 

Lobby the university to build to look into building more rooms on other (non Frenchay) campus sites.

 

Status: Updated 04/02/21

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
I have set up a meeting with the estates team to look into the possibility of this.
4 Feb 21
Discussion is ongoing, but due to the pandemic and the already existing estates plan from the university, this may not be feasible.
 

Lobby the university to build more chill out areas across all campuses.

 

Status: Updated 04/02/21

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
This is included in the 2030 strategy and the university is working on delivering this. I'm actively in the know as plans move forward.
4 Feb 21
This has been taken into action in the estates plan for 2030 strategy. As the university looks into building more accommodation rooms in the near future, more communal rooms with various activities have been recommended.
 

Lobby the university to Improve the wellbeing provisions on Glenside and City campuses

 

Status: Updated 01/09/20

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
I have set up a meeting with the Deputy Director Student and Academic Services (Student Support) to start conversations on the subject matter.
 

Lobby the university to offer more drop in sessions with trained counsellors.

 

Status: Updated 04/02/21

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
This falls under the general agenda of improving wellbeing provisions across all campus site. This would be discussed in my meeting with the Deputy Director Student and Academic Services (Student Support).
4 Feb 21
There's conversations going on about the capacity of the wellbeing team and what can be delivered within that capacity. This has raised conversations of diversity within the team.
 

Lobby UWE Catering for more diverse and cheaper food options across all campuses.

 

Status: Updated 01/09/20

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
Following up from the food fair last year, the survey put out is being modified to get more specific feedback from students. This collected data would be presented to the UWE Catering team.
 

Look into viabiliy of organising food fairs on other campus sites.

 

Status: Updated 04/02/21

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
Some meetings have been set-up to discuss the possibility of this. Taking into account we're still in the COVID era.
4 Feb 21
This discussion is ongoing. A monthly calander for the presence of different vendors on Frenchay campus. The university is looking into the other campuse sites, there's a delay in finalising these plans due to the pandemic as this would require physical interactions.
 

Work with programme leaders to organise social activities, employability and career events, and creating opportunities for skills development

 

Status: Updated 04/02/21

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
I've started writing the project propasal and laying out how stage 1 would look like in order to achieve the overall goal.
4 Feb 21
This has eveolved into a partnership project between UWE and The Students' Union called "Building Learning Communities". There's an active steering group, drafting out a plan for the next few years on how we can achieve this aganda within all faculties here at UWE. We aim to promote that sense of belonging within cohorts and embed that sense of responsibility for students to influence things going on at programme level.

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