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Election: BIG Vote 2017
Full-Time Officers
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Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1

The Welfare and International Officer will strive to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all Members at UCL and in the wider community, and will represent the needs of international students at all levels. The officer will ensure that the Union is compliant with all relevant policies relating to equal opportunities, liaise with UCL Residences Office to ensure adequate provision of student accommodation, and ensure specific Union provision for international students outside of term and at the start of session as appropriate. This is a full time paid role in which the elected candidate will also:

  • Have oversight of finances and performance against set budgets
  • Ensure UCLU conducts it activities effectively and efficiently
  • Maintain the reputation of UCLU
  • Be an active member of Union Council, Union Executive and other committees
  • Promote the Union to its members


Aiysha Qureshi
Despite forming some of the most memorable years of a student’s life, I know university can also be some of the most challenging. As your WIO I will therefore work continually to identify the welfare needs of different demographics on campus, particularly of underrepresented groups, and ensure those needs are being met in every way possible to improve students’ experiences.

But in terms of my campaign’s as easy as ABCD! Because if elected I will strive to:

- Advocate the needs of international students at all levels within UCL
- Build a better student community by bridging the gap with RUMS/IoE/SoP, providing more support for student parents and carers, and by establishing stress free zones on campus
- Combat discrimination by addressing the BME attainment gap, improving accessibility for disabled students and encouraging more interfaith dialogue on campus
- Destigmatise mental health by focusing on pastoral care provided by personal tutors and continuing to develop the brilliant Heads Up campaign

Finally, please feel free to get in touch with any questions or input you may have regarding my campaign, because ultimately I aim to be a representative for each and every one of you as students at UCL.