Candidates for Education President
Hiya, I’m Nat and I’m your current SU President, running for the role of President of Education. This year in the job I have developed leadership qualities which I believe I can continue to use to benefit SMSU, and I hope I have shown how passionate I am about representing students. Another year in this role would provide me with the opportunity to fulfill tasks I have already started, and to make an even bigger impact to St Mary’s students. My manifesto points are:
My name is Ahliya Nalla. I am a 3rd-year geography student and I love helping others. I have worked with the SU senior leadership team as the international officer for 2 years, ensuring the student experience of international students is the best it can be. I am also a proactive global peer mentor and course rep. Now I want to help the entire student body as the education president. Given the chance, there are many things I wish to achieve as your representative. However, these are the three key areas I wish to work on - on your behalf:
1. CUT HIDDEN COURSE COSTS
-Fieldwork trips, learning resources, course kits, DBS checks and travel for placement, to name but a few.
2. SPREAD OUT DEADLINES
-Stagger deadlines to make each semester more manageable to ensure the physical and emotional wellbeing of students is the best it can be. (Even at the end of the semester!)
3. IMPROVE THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS
-Ensure students are receiving effective feedback that reflects the grade they receive and enables them to improve, such that their degree results reflects their true abilities.
With your vote, we can break down the barriers to student achievement to help Simmies reach their full potential. Thank you!
To all St Mary’s Students,
As students paying a large amount of money for the opportunity to study at St Mary’s University, we are entitled to the best possible education that the institute can offer. The main aim for my manifesto is to guarantee that all students get the highest quality of education possible.