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President of Community and Welfare

Indi Williams

Proposer: Shrey Bansal

 

Seconder: Naomi Lampe

What are your objectives for your year in office?

I want a sense of belonging and community to be a priority every term!

  • Created with various events throughout the year. Events to bring the whole university together. Improving the student experience for everyone focusing on international students. Making the transition of moving to another country easier. Creating informative welcome packs suitable for all. Also offering knowledgeable support from the SU and Student Support who I would like to build a strong relationship with.

  • Focusing on more culture at university with a range of night and day activities for everyone, including students and staff. These include open mic nights, poetry readings, comedy nights, talks, cinema nights, film screenings and more.

  • More mental health support. I would like to run events with local programs in Norwich such as MAP. I feel strongly about this and have already contacted them to discuss working collaboratively.

What policies would you deliver if you became Students’ Union President of Community and Welfare?

Many come to university with no experience of nightlife. We need a space where students can experience this at the university. This could be a couple of nights a week when we host late night events, creating a much needed (and sort after) safe night out.

Improve accessibility, making sure nobody is excluded. There are several issues across campus, the Student Union can work with students and estates to create a more accessible environment.

Support for clubs and societies, helping them to acquire funding for activities and ensure they continue.

Creating a student mentorship program, students to be paired with those that might be finding university life difficult.

Support to make time here as stress free as possible, focusing on cost of living and accommodation

What is the main change you want to see at Norwich University of the Arts and/or NUASU?

I want to connect with all students, making sure their time at university is something they will look back on fondly. I want presidents to visit classes frequently, learning ideas and opinions directly from the students. I want everyone to feel comfortable to contribute to the union as my number one priority.

I will seek funding from sponsorships, reducing our costs, allowing events to be more accessible to everyone.

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

I'm not afraid to talk about necessary changes. I have actively reached out to the Vice Chancellor about my ideas, and had feedback that they are achievable. I hold multiple jobs and see how the university works; including student ambassador, technician, coordinator, and marketing content creator. I’ve built many contacts across the university including the SU, helping event planning. I've had a 3-year voluntary role as student rep, raising ideas, concerns and feedback which helped improve our course.

Manifesto 

What would you want to be remembered for after you completed your year as SU President of Community and Welfare?

I want to be remembered for bringing an inclusive and valued culture, allowing students to have a sense of belonging and voice. I know what needs to be done to improve our amazing university, and I’m always open to hearing a range of ideas from others. A vote for me is a vote for an enriched student experience.

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