In March this year you elected four Guild Student Officers – Bertie, Chloe, Ffion and Jamilia.
This week, your Officers start in their new roles and we’ve been finding out more about them and what they hope to achieve over the next 12 months.
Bertie Woodcock – Guild President
Studied: Business Economics
Why did you run to be a Student Officer: There has never been a student president with dyspraxia before and I felt that was important.
Priorities: I’m planning to encourage the University to learn from students’ experiences of its COVID-19 policy; encourage more student support; make the city safer, particularly the city’s nightlife; and finally campaign to kick dodgy landlords out of the city.
Follow on Instagram: @votewoodcock
Chloe Field – Deputy President
Why did you run to be a Student Officer: To make sure students have a better experience, and to hold the University to account.
Priorities: I am going to campaign for cheaper student rent; nationally campaign against tuition fees; promote harm reduction regarding illegal drugs; and tackle sexual violence by improving the complaints system at the University and increasing support for survivors.
Follow on Instagram: @deputypreschloefield
Ffion Thomas – Vice President
Studied: History and Sociology
Why did you run to be a Student Officer: I felt inspired and wanted to challenge myself to take a new leadership role.
Priorities: I’m planning to continue working on reforming the module selection process, improve wellbeing provision and mental health support; and help with a return to normal student life especially by supporting our societies.
Follow on Instagram: @votedforffion
Jamilia Kwajah-Ellimah – Vice President
Why did you run to be a Student Officer: I wanted to represent minority voices and make them heard by our union.
Priorities: I’m going to work to improve accessibility to mental health support services; advance progress made towards equality and inclusion at the Guild and at the University; cut down gym fees and increase flexibility for people to access those services; and better promote our sustainable policies.
Follow on Instagram: @vicepresidentjamilia