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Projects and Priorities

  • Make sure the student voice is heard and acted upon

    Working on it

    This will be done by making sure that the New Provost is accessible and accountable to students through the development of a Student Manifesto, and making sure that they receive and consider this document.

    Update 23/11/20

    Research for manifesto is currently being organised. Survey to go out to students shortly, with the manifesto itself being written over X-mas. Will be finalised once  MS arrives and officially takes up role of Provost. Currently drafting a letter to MS on behalf of SU.  

  • Reduce financial barriers for students so that they can succeed in their education

    Working on it

    I will do this by reviewing the accessibility of the Financial Assistance Fund, revisiting the Additional Programme Costs work previously undertaken within UCL, and by making sure that the provision of bursaries is an integral part of assessing fee levels. I will also focus on additional costs to study by reviewing the requirement to print dissertations and commissioning further research into the costs associated with graduation ceremonies.

    Update 23/11/20

    Working alongside UCL in groups relating to scholarships, bursaries and tuition fees., whilst actively advocating for the allocation of money to fund to scholarships and bursaries. Working alongside the LDC team in reviewing the FAF. Progress to be made in the new year.

  • Decolonise UCL to make its education truly inclusive for all students

    Working on it

    I will achieve this by lobbying UCL to implement the findings from the Eugenics Inquiry, and working with the Black and Minority Ethnic Students' Officer on the issue of renaming UCL buildings. 

    I will also seek to take steps within quality review processes, including embedding the Inclusive Curriculum Healthcheck and promoting the place of students in making the curriculum more inclusive through the role of Student Curriculum Partners.

    Update 23/11/20

    Working with UCL in renaming buildings named after eugenecists. Reviewed plaque on historyh of eugenics which is to be placed in re-named building. Developed and delivered training on race, equality, decolonisation and the ICH to academic representatives. 

  • Making education more accessible and supportive to students

    Working on it

    I will do this by lobbying UCL to ensure they change the Lecturecast polcy to opt out rather than opt in, and by working with UCL to ensure captioning and transcription are included in lecture recordings across UCL.

    I will also work to reform the process for Extenuating Circumstances and Interruption of Studies, so that they support students rather than being barriers.

    Update 23/11/20

    Actively advocating for an opt-out Lecturecast policy alongside other officers. Developing a paid internship oppurtunity for students to work alongside UCL and the SU in revamping policy relating to EC's. Currently collecting data and conducting research in partnership with UCL.

Get to know Ayman

I stood for election because UCL is one of the top universities in the world. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always feel like this. For that reason, I decided to run in the Leadership Race. I want to enact real change to the academic experience so that UCL really feels like the 10th best university in the world.

This year the current Coronavirus crisis has completely changed the way we go about our lives - education is by no means immune to these changes. In the space of a few weeks, all learning has been digitised. We’ve seen a complete overhaul of the extenuating circumstances system. I want to make sure we don’t go back on any of this progress. Rather I want to make sure we continue to make progress in this direction.

Read my manifesto here