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Projects and Priorities

  • Students have a safe, affordable and quality living environment

    Working on it

    I will lobby to reinstate the Rent Guarantor Scheme, and work towards making sure that the rent setting at UCL takes into account the financial needs of all students

    I will also work with UCL Accommodation and Hall Reps to improve communication between these groups, as well as with UCL Accommodation to ensure that student safety is paramount in student accommodation, and that the accommodation provision is well-maintained and of high quality.

    Update 15/02/21

    UCL Accommodation- rent holidays and changes to the break clause within UCL accommodation mean that students will not have to pay rent when they're not using their rooms and can end their contract at any time. Kitchens restrictions are being altered so that households can be in the space together at certain times after continued lobbying, continuing to push for common spaces to open for residents to use (recieved assurances that this will be looked at once guidance changes).  University of London Accommodation- attempting to meet with senior management at UoL to voice student concerns and encourage them to set up student representation structures (like the hall rep network in UCL halls).

  • UCL sees the Union as a true advocate of students and a critical partner in the future of UCL

    Working on it

    I will work with UCL on developing a space strategy, as well as scoping the potential of a project to improve faith and prayer facilities on campus.

    I will also work to improve the Union's standing within UCL, including by promoting the Union at UCL Council and increasing awareness of our role and value to UCL, developing a mutually beneficial relationship with both the current and incoming Provost, and by raising the Union's profile amongst the staff at UCL in order to develop a greater understanding.

    Update 15/02/21

    Continuing to work in partnership with UCL across different levels and committee structures, I am heavily involved in UCL meetings and continue to be an active member in the decision-making affecting the student experience this year. Many senior managers within UCL now recognise the Students' Union's need for more space and funding. 

     

  • Students have their needs and interests represented by their representatives

    Working on it

    I will improve the transparency and accessibility of the work that officers and reps do, review the support of Part Time Officers and conduct a review of Officer Portfolios. I will also build on Carol's Question Time events from last year, and revamp the Make a Change web presence so that students can tell us anything about their experiences with the Union and UCL

    Update 15/02/21

    Officer Portfolio Review complete and structure will be in place for next year, I continue to host fortnightly Question Times on social media for students to ask me any questions about their student experience and am involved in the weekly 'Group Chat' broadcasts every Friday, Make a Change section of the website is being reviewed and I will feed into that work later this year

     

  • All students feel the Union is their home from home, which is sustainable and inclusive now and in the future

    Working on it

    I will seek to make hot water facilities more available in Union spaces, and to improve access to both microwaves and hot water facilities within UCL. I will also work with the Union's Commercial Team to try to bring in more meal deals in our cafes, as well as to improve the range of food and drink available to cater to the needs of all students. Finally, I will draft and gain approval for a new Union Sustainability Strategy, including a commitment to an action plan.

    Update 15/02/21

    Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan was approved by the Board of Trustees in December and I am now brining the relevant people together to begin working on it. Planning several events for the '28 days of Sustainability', including a Sustainability themed hustings for the candidates in the Leadership Race. I presented the Union's Financial Reforecast to UCL's Finance Committee which was approved. Within commercial, I am chairing the Commercial Strategy Working Group which is drafting the Commercial Strategy to be finalised in April. 

     

  • Students have confidence that the Union is an ethical employer that looks after its people

    Working on it

    I will achieve this by working with the Union's HR department to ensure the organisation's People Plan incorporates student staff, as well as working with the Unions Board of Trustees to review the organisation's approach to outsourced workers.

    Update 15/02/21

    I should be involved in the People Plan later this term. I have begun conversations about how the Board of Trustees should consider the SU's approach to outsourcing going forward with more progress to make later in the year

     

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Get to know Carol

Carol will be bringing about positive change through democracy. She’ll be working to improve our commercial ventures, including more readily available microwaves and kettles on campus, and she’ll be working with the student community so everyone feels like they’re a  ‘part of UCL’. Read how she plans to do that in her manifesto.

I am…

Passionate. Approachable. Creative.

I was involved with…

I have been a member of Greenough society for my 6 years at UCL and have worked at the Union bars and led Zero Tolerance workshops for the last 3 years.

I studied…

Earth Sciences at Undergraduate and have (almost) completed a Postgraduate Masters is in Risk, Disaster and Resilience.

I ran for election because…

After spending a quarter of my life so far at UCL, I wanted to give back and work to make the university experience easier for current and future students. I wanted to increase the visibility and transparency of Union facilities and processes so that every UCL student understands how we can help and support them.

Something you don’t know…

I did a year abroad in California and left with a tattoo of the state on my ankle!