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Sabbatical Officers
Voting closed 4 years ago.
Number of vacancies: 1

The Black & Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer represents the interests of UCL’s Black and Minority Ethnic students. The officer will represent Black and Minority Ethnic students externally to organisations such as the NUS. They will also coordinate campaigns related to issues relevant to BME students and campaign against racism and fascism.

Candidates

Amina Lunat

Manifesto summary: 

Hi! My name is Amina and I am a 3rd year Arts and Sciences student here at UCL.

I’ve worked and volunteered at the union as a Clubs and Societies Admin Assistant and as a Student Trustee, so I have a fair idea of how the Union works.

This year I would like to run for the position of BMESO to represent Black and Minority Ethnic groups across UCL as a full time officer next year.

These are just some of my aims, so you can see what BME could look like at UCL next year!

- Work with societies to create a more supportive campus community

- Continue with the "Why is my curriculum white?" campaign

- Save the BME position

- Utilise the BME Alumni Network to organise targeted careers events

Manifesto document: 

Sareh Heidari

Manifesto summary: 

I am committed to providing an inclusive, supportive and inspiring environment for all BME students at UCL.

I will do this

* by being accessible to UCLU societies - ensuring I meet with committees at least once a term to listen and address their members' needs;

* by having an open door policy for students to talk confidentially;

* by starting up a mentor scheme for BME students;

* by supporting societies in hosting cross-cultural events; and

* by inviting BME lecturers, researchers and PhD students to give talks about how they got to where they are now.

I have seen that BME students experience racism and religiously-motivated hate crime and I plan to ensure training is given to all frontline UCLU staff to handle reports sensitively. I will also hold frequent drop-in sessions, to provide a safe and confidential environment for anyone who has experienced racism to talk & be supported.

So if you want UCL to be a more inclusive, supportive and inspiring place for BME students, vote for me to be your BME officer.

You can see more of what I have planned, in my manifesto, at uclu.org/elections.