I want postgraduate students to make the most out of their time at UCL. Here is my plan:
- Prioritising face-to-face classes. Especially for short postgraduate courses.
- Create More Work Experience Opportunities. By partnering with faculty representatives and advertising positions to the wider postgraduate community.
- Holistic Experience. Through hosting faculty themed lectures and student socials.
- Capacity Building. Create accessible resources on personal statements and postgraduate applications.
Reliable: I am a goal-oriented individual, reflected in the awards I received during my undergraduate. I was awarded ‘The Best Clinician Award’ due to my due diligence, taking the initiative, and going above and beyond.
Easily approachable: I always make myself available in developing my community. I carried out multiple women empowerment workshop programs in rural areas in Kenya. I encouraged women’s professional and personal development through computer literacy skills.
Strong negotiation skills: I can express student needs while balancing UCLs interests.
Being a postgraduate and international student myself, I struggled to adapt to this new environment and culture, and I know that this isn’t an experience I alone share. We are also removed from the student body and don't have as much of a fulfilling student experience compared to undergraduates.
Now more than ever, with the students facing many issues as a result of Covid, you need a proactive, engaged and passionate postgraduate officer to create a unified postgraduate body.