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Voting closed 7 months ago.
Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1


Anjora Gomes

Why are you standing?: 

My name is Anjora and I am an Ethnic Minority. In the past, being an ‘Ethnic Minority’ would always carry with it something negative. But having lived in the UK for over 8 years, I have been able to use this to my advantage, and now want to share this insight with other BME individuals. Through my work in mental health, I am more aware of the under representation of BME individuals in education, careers as well as social opportunities. BME individuals are not actively sought after for roles in leadership or positions of influence. Being a postgraduate student is also not easy- it brings with it several pressures, time constraints, and the inability to procrastinate as much as you would on an undergraduate degree- life does get tough on the course! It can get that little bit tougher- especially if you are feeling side-lined.

My priorities within this role would be to promote inclusivity (becoming stronger together as a community by incorporating BME in all aspects), to advocate a sense of belonging (research proves that this improves overall outcomes for health), to build resilience (by raising awareness on different issues faced by BME, and what WE can do to tackle them, and to build strong peer support systems) and to promote equal opportunities for all (work, career, university and leadership). And yes, we CAN have all of this!!

I’m going to push harder to ensure that minorities do not feel marginalised and excluded and want to work towards an ...

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Yutong Chen

Why are you standing?: 

I am naturally empathic and thoughtful.

I am passionate but realistic.

I have the experience of being a part of majority group and minority group.

I have the experiences of working as different levels in various campaigns, from the funniest one to the most official one.

I have the education background of humanities and political science, respecting diversity and staying prudent are essential qualities for us. If I can be the representative, even if the worst thing happen, I forget my job, I would pull back ASAP.

Most importantly, I am good at listening and not bad at telling jokes so hopefully you would not feel bored or unhappy when you talk to me.

Priorities would be if elected:

1. Start From Little Things, start from being patient to every person who comes to me.

2. As a BME individual, what we want is equality, happiness and progress rather than pity. I would try my best to carry out this principle.

3. Peace&Love

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