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Category: 
Faculty representatives
Voting closed 1 month ago.
Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Elisabeth Groenveld /

Why are you standing?: 

Hi, my name is Elisabeth Groenveld or “Chris” and I am running for the position of Faculty Rep for Social & Historical Sciences (Postgraduate Taught) because:

- University should be a safe space for everyone. No violence or hate crime must be tolerated

- Drinking water should be delicious, free of plastic and available all over campus

I support UCU action and am experienced at institutional reform

- I am listening if you have ideas you want represented in the union council

I am an experienced representing diverse communities, winning funds and putting pressure on political institutions to deliver on investment. I have advocated on behalf of marginalised groups, promoted inclusion of disabled people and ethnic/religious minorities and supported individuals to access mental health care and financial aid. I am an active member of UCU. I believe these skills and experiences make me an ideal candidate.

Thank you for reading. Free to get in contact with me to ask questions about my campaign: c.groenveld@ucl.ac.uk

Manifesto document: 

Lena Homayr /

Why are you standing?: 

My main aim will be that student's voices are heard. I think through collective work of committees, staff and students we can make UCL a better institution. My main concern will be to implement the wishes of the Social & Historical Science Postgraduates.

Over the next year I would like to bring more power to the students and translate that power into more changes benefiting students.

I will make sure to be in regular contact with the students I represent, ensuring all issues are listened to. Furthermore, I would like to implement an Online Forum, where students can submit feedback and complaints as students Feedback should direct educational improvements.

As a student Rep I bring creativity, commitment and leadership experience to the role. In my bachelor’s degree I already worked as a Student Rep and this experience I would like to use at UCL to successfully implement your demands.

Some ideas I already have:

Technology can improve education. It could be beneficial if all lectures are recorded and made available immediately online/lectures should be live broadcasted. Then students can revise the lecture easily at home.

Furthermore, I think it might be wished that there is more free choice in module selection. Or that module section can be changed more flexible, especially for the second term.