VP Community & Welfare

VP Community and Welfare

 

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rania's Full manifesto objectives

Lobby the university to introduce 3 Academic Excellence Scholarships in every faculty.

 

Status: Updated 25/11/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Sept 21
I have started the conversation with the Registrar and Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience at the university and have been directed to the appropriate person to progress this project.
 

Collaborate with all faith-based societies at UWE to re-establish Inter Faith Week.

 

Status: Updated 25/11/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Sept 21
I organised the first planning meeting to flesh out the timescale of Inter Faith Week and mind map event ideas. I also got in touch with all of the faith societies regarding a collab event and for feedback on the initial Inter Faith Week plan. This event is set to run the week starting 22nd of November
25 Nov 21
It is currently Inter Faith week, get involved, view our website what's on page for more info
 

Ensure that at least 1 academic staff member is Mental Health First Aid Trained in every department.

 

Status: Updated 25/11/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Sept 21
I requested a list of the academic personal tutors from the university to gauge their interest in becoming Mental Health First Aid trained.
 

Launch Men’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

 

Status: Updated 25/11/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Sept 21
I have set up a time for this campaign and it will run during the second semester after the January exams period
 

Lobby the university to transform part of Farmhouse into a dog-friendly wellbeing café with an outdoor seating area.

 

Status: Updated 25/11/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Sept 21
I have attended a tour of Farmhouse and discussed potential locations for the wellbeing café. I am currently formulating a survey to gather information about students preferred local café to bring on campus and what they want the wellbeing café to offer them in terms of welfare support.
 

Collaborate with UWE Speak Up programme to empower students to speak up when something does not feel right.

 

Status: Updated 25/11/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Sept 21
I currently sit on the Speak Up steering group and have been in conversation with them and members of the EDI team on ways to collaborate like a joint Speak Up Campaign. I have also reached out to the new committee of the Speak Up Society to gauge their interest in this
 

Encourage students to use UWE Report and Support website to escalate any offences.

 

Status: Updated 25/11/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Sept 21
Working with the speak up societyand Speak up steering roup to make this more known
 

Lobby the university to purchase reverse vending machines for all campuses.

 

Status: Updated 25/11/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Sept 21
I am in conversation with the relevent person from the sustainability team at the university and arranged a meeting to further discuss the environmental benefits of reverse vending machines and how it supplements the university's Climate Action and Sustainability Strategy 2030
 

Launch the first Sustainable Fashion Competition.

 

Status: Updated 25/11/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Sept 21
I am in the process of building a partnership with Sustainable Fashion Week UK and discussing the appropriate time to launch the Sustainable Fashion Competition. In the meantime, I am working on launching our first ever sustainable swap shop at the SU during Big Green Week this coming October
 

Establish a student-led Welfare Committee

 

Status: Updated 25/11/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Sept 21
I have formulated the committee's year long plan and the terms of reference. I have also selected the members of the welfare committee and conducted our first meeting to introduce the aim and objectives of this group and share ideas to better shape our yearlong plan

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