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Projects and Priorities

  • Student wellbeing is not negatively affected by learning remotely

    Working on it

    I will achieve this by developing a criteria and process for prioritising access to study places on campus and working with the Student Support Review Group to ensure the regulations and procedures which underpin these have students interests at the forefront.

    I will also work closely with the Education Officer on two isses; making lectures more accessible through Lecturecast and tracription and retaining self-certification for extenuating circumstances. 

  • Student wellbeing is not negatively affected by learning remotely

    Working on it

    I will achieve this by developing a criteria and process for prioritising access to study places on campus and working with the Student Support Review Group to ensure the regulations and procedures which underpin these have students interests at the forefront.

    I will also work closely with the Education Officer on two isses; making lectures more accessible through Lecturecast and tracription and retaining self-certification for extenuating circumstances. 

    Update 15/02/21

    We've been working with members of the Support to Study Review Group to come up with a student consultation about ECs. That is complete but is on hold as we've been working on mitigations and no-detriment policy for this year. We will be picking this back up after reading week.

  • Students are able to access support in whatever circumstances they find themselves in

    Working on it

    I will do this by building relationships with external partners that support students in difficult circumstances, and working with UCL to improve the Report + Support tool. 

    I will also provide more training for those who students look to for support, as well as more information for students on where to access specialist support. 

    Update 15/02/21

    Conversations around streamlining Report and Support have been taking place but are currently on hold. The Women's Officer is working on this. 

  • Students have more spaces where they feel more comfortable and part of the University community

    Working on it

    In order to make this a reality I will build a more inclusive events programme, as well as lobby UCL for more Union space to provide students with more inclusive community-building spaces. 

    This drive for more inclusive spaces will also come through working with the Democracy, Operations & Community Officer, in order to diversify our cafe offer on campus.

    Update 15/02/21

     Still lobbying UCL for improved Union space. I've also been bringing up the point of inclusive and accessible spaces at UCL East. 

  • Students in clubs and societies, are better supported by their welfare officers to improve their wellbeing

    Working on it

    This will take place by working with the Women's Officer to eradicate  bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct in clubs and societies, as well as providing funds to develop wellbeing activities in clubs and societies.

    I will involve welfare officers more in discussions at the Welfare & Community Zone, and develop a handbook for these officers which supports them in their role.

    Update 15/02/21

    Welfare Officers have attending training on Consent, Sexual Harrassment and Lad Culture run by trained members of Sexpression UK. We have 3 elected welfare reps as part of the zone and they have attended 2 meetings so far. Welfare Rep handbook is in its final stages of development and will be going out to officers soon. The feedback from this years officers will help us to improve the document for next year.

  • International students have better access to improve their English language

    Working on it

    I will achieve this by working with UCL Academic Services on assessing whether a no detriment policy should consider English language proficiency, as well as working with the Advice Service to develop language and writing support within our remote operation.

    In addition, I will work with the International Students' Forum to develop informal opportunities for students to interact online in order to improve their English proficiency, and support the International Students' Officer to rebuild the International Students Network, creating a supportive community for international students. 

    Update 15/02/21

     I had a meeting with the head of the Academic Communications Centre and brought up the issue of lack of academic support for non-native English speakers in some faculties/departments. I have now been added to the ACC committee which meets next week where I will bring this up and work on this with the committee.

Get to know Yasmeen

I stood for election because I had experienced some things during my time at UCL which I didn’t think were fair or just, so naturally, I thought the best way to tackle those issues was to stand for election and hopefully be given the opportunity to make changes which positively impact our students.

This year my main priority is to ensure that students feel safe and welcome in the Union by fighting for inclusivity and representation of all groups and identities and by building a solid support system for student concerns across campus.

Read my manifesto