Hi, I’m Katharine, and I’d love to be your next Welfare Officer. University can be an amazing, life-changing few years, but it can also be incredibly tough. I believe we need to tackle the triangle of mental, physical, and social wellbeing to help students get the most out of their uni experience.
Here are just a few of the ideas I have for how to go about this…
- Make the gym more affordable, accessible and safe
- Reform the Union’s drug policy, moving towards a harm reduction and education focus
- Campaign to make local businesses better employers for students with part-time jobs
- Lobby on behalf of University mental health services both locally and nationally
- Work with local suppliers to hold fruit and veg markets at the student villages and concourse and produce cheap meal kits at exam time
- Help students assert their rights as renters and put pressure on letting agencies to move house signing dates back
What makes me the best candidate for the job?
- Co-Chair and Inclusions Officer of the biggest political society in the union, giving me lots of experience campaigning locally and nationally
- Campaigns Officer on Welfare Committee, teaching me about the most pressing welfare issues students face
- Fighting with liberation groups, particularly on women’s and LGBT+ issues, including mental health, safety at night, homelessness and period poverty
I am hardworking, empathetic, and immensely passionate about fighting for the empowerment and happiness of students. Vote Kath No.1 for Welfare!