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Faculty representatives
Voting closed 8 months ago.
Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1


Richard Somervail

Why are you standing?: 

I'm a third-year PhD student in the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology. I've been in the Faculty of Life Sciences since I started undergrad in 2013, so I know it very well!

I’m standing because student rep positions need determined people who care about making changes that benefit students. I will work to make sure student voices are represented in faculty meetings.

I've also taken active roles in numerous campaigns to directly improve student quality of life at UCL, including:

- Fair Pay For TA’s – last year we started work to ensure that departments pay graduate teaching assistants fairly for their work

- UCL: Fund Our Mental Health Services, which last year won £140k of extra funding to reduce waiting times in the student counselling service

- UCL: Cut the Rent – which has won over £1.2million in rent reductions and compensation

- UCL: Stop Policing International Students – we put pressure on UCL to stop implementing changes to VISA checks that were starting to disrupt the lives of many international research students, drawing national media attention

If you want a rep who will tangibly improve student quality of life – vote for me!