As we are getting to know our Student Union Officer, it’s time to meet Amber, the Women’s Officer. This is Amber’s second year in the post, so she is well experienced in Student Union life and what the Women’s Officer role has to offer.
What made you run for the post?
As a brand-new student to UOS I was looking for a way to get involved with student council, and the student experience as a whole. As a new mature student at the time I wasn’t sure Freshers events were for me and found it difficult to attend them due to childcare responsibilities. I found this post available and decided to put myself forward.
What have you got planned for this year?
I am working to improve facilities on campus for student mothers who might need to bring their babies to campus and would like a space to feed/change/express. I also aim to look into how safe women, and those who identify as women, feel using whichever safe rides programmes are available after nights out. I aim to continue the red box project. I would like to get more women on campus to engage in activities across campus as well as open forums for support and questions.
What are you most excited for this year?
This year is going to be unique because of Covid so I am looking forward to learning how best to engage with my cohort virtually and when possible, in person. I hope that by the end of the year we are all feeling better with the unique circumstances we are in and still feel included as part of the university.
How did you feel when you found out you had won?
I was so thrilled, even though I was running unopposed, it meant a lot that so many votes were cast.
How can your cohort get in touch with you?
I can be reached through my officer email firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as through the UOS Womens Officer Facebook page.