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Vice President Candidate:

Nat Dalkiewicz

 

Proposer: Victoria Reeves

 

Seconder: Engy Jarrouj

Why should students place their vote with you?

I have a lot of experience behind me, having already brought about change within the university. I feel like I know the SU like the back of my hand and can relate to many people’s experiences of well-being and being part of the liberation groups here. I’m a campaigner and activist at heart, not afraid to speak up, passionate about the work I have done and ready to continue bigger and better, to work on projects that have been out of my reach so far.

What skills and experience do you bring to the role that make you the best candidate?

I’ve taken on many roles during my time at NUA; being a PAL, student ambassador, being on Storehouse, but most notably driving change, leading on inclusivity campaigns and keeping the University to account through being the LGBT+ Liberation Officer for the past two years.

 

I’ve worked on projects big and small, collaborating with societies and other Liberation Officers to bring about positive change and awareness, including campaigning for gender neural cubicles, work for which I received the Commitment to Change Award in the 2021 SU Awards, and resulted in the university commissioning a feasibility study and developing a Trans* policy. During this time, I’ve been working closely with the SU on inclusivity projects, have raised money for World Aid’s Day, and piloted the LGBT+ Lounge.

 

I’ve sat on Steering Committee, being part of the student voice in the decisions made by the SU. I have pushed for and been part of regular meeting with the senior management team of NUA, keeping them accountable.

 

During my time as a PAL, I also focused heavily on mental health and well-being, starting the PAL’s Stitch & Bitch, which ran in the Spring of 2021.

What is the main change you want to see at NUA?

  • An SU for everyone

    • Focus on inclusivity, mental health and well-being, make people feel heard and supported through their time at university.

    • Establish closer connections and links with the UEASU to aid events and activities

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What policies would you deliver if you became Students’ Union Vice President?

As well as continuing my current work, I want to hear from you and support you the best I can.

This includes:

  • Continue my work on gender neutral toilets and the trans* policy

  • Regular student voice forums

  • Study evenings in the SU

  • Open door / open inbox policy

  • Work towards establishing a closer connection with UEASU

  • Make the SU as sustainable as possible

What would you want to be remembered for after you completed your year as Vice President?

For making the Students Union a place that everybody can call their own, where everyone's voices are heard, people feel supported and welcome. For working side-by-side with students, echoing and amplifying marginalised student voices to bring about essential change. This includes keeping the university accountable and pushing for more inclusivity and well-being measures to be put in place.

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 the other candidates:

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