Hi, I’m Gracie and I want to be your next welfare officer. As president of Mental Health Matters society, I have campaigned for many issues surrounding mental health and have always put student welfare first.
-Affiliate with ACORN Renters’ Union, promoting ‘Know Your Rights’ workshops.
-Challenge landlords to provide adequate housing in open meetings with students.
-Annual sex education workshop, with a focus on sex positivity, LGBT+ inclusion, consent, and de-stigmatising STDs, including HIV.
-Lobby for restructuring of SAMHs, with increased funding and maximum sessions, allowing students to be treated for multiple issues.
-Welcome pack outlining Sheffield’s support services.
-Training pack for personal tutors so they can provide better support.
-Fortnightly ‘Brunch Club’ for students to destress, particularly for those with mental health problems and from liberation backgrounds.
-Simplify the extenuating circumstances/leave of absence process and make it consistent across departments.
-Remove emphasis on compulsory attendance to aid disabled students.
-Run workshops on managing finances alongside Welfare Committee.
-Encourage formation of student staff trade unions, improving working conditions.
-Better resources for students from a low-economic background about bursaries and subsidised medication.
-Introduce an ID label on U-Cards for using the Safety Bus, making it more accessible for trans and non-binary people who face misogyny.
-Drug testing kits in welcome packs and toilets.
-Amnesty bins on nights out.
-President of Mental Health Matters Society
-Representative on Free Uni Society
-Previous student councillor
-Work for the SU information team