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


Karolina Farrell

Why are you standing?: 

I’m standing to be your faculty representative because I believe that PhD students need to have our voices heard by UCL if we are to improve our education, our work environments and our academic culture.

As a PhD student at the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, I’ve seen first-hand the challenges that PhD students at UCL face. I believe we need greater transparency around our rights and the support that we are entitled to.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been leading workshops for students as part of UCL’s Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment strategy, training people on what sexual harassment is, and what we can do if we see it happening. Postgraduate students are more likely to experience sexual harassment from staff, but are also unlikely to report it, often because they don’t know how, or they are afraid of the consequences.

I want UCL to take postgraduates’ concerns seriously, and I will help to ensure our voices are heard. By empowering and informing postgraduate students, we can make academia safer, more inclusive and more diverse.

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