About the officer

Get to know Arifa

I am from Afghanistan, where I experienced discrimination on a tremendous scale. I grew up in an unequal society where being a woman is the hardest challenge, and there is no right to live if you identify with LGBTQ+ communities. I fought for education in the Taliban regime by start going to secret classes. Therefore, I understand the importance of equality of opportunity for all.

This year I want to...

I want to improve student wellbeing by reducing the waiting time for counselling and other mental health services, increase prayer spaces, hold cultural and festive celebrations on campus to promote integration and inclusivity and create study space facilities for students who have carer responsibilities and especially for single mothers or fathers.

Projects & Priorities