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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 24/05/21

    Rent strike- I am regularly meeting with Cut the Rent and have secured them a meeting with Accommodation management to talk about their demands.  

    UCL accommodation- I am continuing to raise issues within halls to the accommodation team, common areas are opening in all halls (including outdoor space), undergraduate residents have the opportunity to stay in certain halls over the summer, kitchen capacities have been increased. There's still an issue with the no guest policy currently in place.

    Rent setting- rent setting has now been confirmed with the rent in the most affordable rooms continiung to be frozen at 2015/16 prices.  

  • 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 24/05/21

    Continuing my involvement in UCL decision-making meetings, I have fortnightly meetings with the Provost to highlight key student issues. In my most recent meeting with him I raised the need to increase face to face education next year significantly and the lack of student study space.
      

  • 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 24/05/21

    I continue to co-host the weekly Group Chat broadcast with the rest of the Sabb team and I have fed into the website re-design work with comments on what the Sabbatical Officer pages should look like. 

    This follows a hugely successful election period with exceptionally high turnout

  • 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 24/05/21

    The refurbishment of the new shop in the South Wing Junction is going as planned, I am continuing to work with the Commercial Development Manager on meal deals and pricing in the outlets. I have also chaired the Commercial Strategy working group, with the Strategy to be considered at the June Board meeting.


    I continue to chair the SU Sustainability Strategy Implementation group with work progressing on almost all of the short-term priorities, and at least 50% of the short-term priorities will be complete by July. 


    I am currently working on the Terms of Reference for next year's Student Sustainability Council with the Sustainability Officer and the UCL Sustainability team, I am looking to increase the remit of the Council and include student input in UCL's SDG Initiative. 


    I was the lead officer in the recent budgeting process, working with the Chief Exec and the Head of Finance to build a balanced budget, the first in over 10 years!

  • 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 24/05/21

    The People Plan is currently being drafted and I have already fed in key student staff issues that need to be tackled in the next few years.

    I have agreed the agenda of the final Board meeting in June and have ensured that there will be an item on outsourcing of services. 

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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!