LIAM FOR PRESIDENT
Hello! I’m Liam, your Education Officer, and I’m running to be your next SU president.
I have seen first hand how important a strong student voice is, and what that can achieve. I have secured positive changes to students’ experience at Warwick, such as the ones listed below.
But there’s so much more that needs to be done. I believe I’m the right candidate for the job, to represent all students’ interests at every level.
Education Officer // Education Exec Chair // Faculty Rep
Social Sec, Politics Society // Publicity Officer, Warwick Labour
WHAT I’VE ACHIEVED
IMPROVED THE BUSES:
- Replacement bus passes, saving students hundreds of pounds
- More buses during vacation times
- Secured a freeze in rent prices for multiple halls for 2018/19
- Established the first ever PG housing ladder
- Successfully lobbied the University to make a study space finder app
- Convinced the University to commit to improving all possible existing study spaces
- Successfully lobbied University into deploying an expert analyst to tackle the study space crisis
YOUR EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
- Created ‘Discover my Module’ - facilitating advice on module choice
- Helped to shape Welcome Week, ensuring it will include module fairs for subjects.
- Convinced University to establish a course costs working group, saving students money
- Trained over 400 course reps & created the first ever faculty forums
- Created Hidden Histories - an alternative lecture series to open up discussion on issues that are often erased
- Overseen the expansion of lecture capture to a record number of modules
- Persuaded the University to commit to turning Senate House into a central service hub -- watch this space!
- Started lobbying for sleeping facilities, created a very successful survey
- Helped ensure the University improves mitigating circumstances processes
- Continue to increase study space
- Tackle overcrowding on buses & lobby for subsidised passes
- Introduce sleeping & relaxation facilities
- Tackle dodgy landlords
- Making sport accessible: A multi-year SportsFed & more free sport sessions
- Increasing Study Space
- Get more space, specifically push for the confirmation of library 2.0
- Open up more Learning Grids off-campus with expanded open hours
- Helping students find space by completing and launching the finder app
- Ensure the course costs working group implements fair policies on free printer credits and core textbooks for all students
- Liberate the curriculum by working with officers and societies and continuing the alternative lecture series, Hidden Histories
- Making Student Activities simpler, accessible, and affordable
- Create a multi-year Sports Federation whilst enacting multi-year Socs Federation
- Lobbying for more free sport activities
- Giving clubs and societies easier access to SU funding opportunities
- Improving the support for societies by publicising and showcasing their events
- Securing Wednesday afternoons free from academic commitments
- Meeting transport needs;
- Tackle overcrowding by lobbying for more buses
- Make travel more affordable by pushing the University to subsidise bus passes
- Continue working with the University and businesses to improve local transport links.
- Affordable and accessible eating and drinking across campus
- Including free hot water in the PG Hub
- Address the eating and drinking price rises in Warwick Retail outlets
- Ensuring alternative food and drink options are both extensive and affordable
- Secure the return of the summer party for 2019
- Tackling Sleep deprivation through installing sleeping and relaxation facilities
- Fostering a safe and inclusive environment for students
- Tackling sexual violence by expanding the #WeGetConsent campaign
- Fighting racism by working with officers and societies to ensure their concerns are addressed and acted upon.
- Preventing hate crime by increased investment in security services in targeted areas
- Increase funding for mental health services with more Mental Health Coordinators and Counsellors, aiming to decrease the wait time by half.
RIGHTS, ACCESS AND EQUALITY:
- International Students’ Rights
- Ensuring fees for international students remain frozen throughout their course.
- Fairness in work and pay
- Fighting for postgraduates who teach to be paid what they deserve
- Continue to support workers and lobbying against casualisation
- Lobbying for more students’ say over VC pay
- Opposing cuts and fee rises in Higher Education
- Promoting widening participation
- Increasing access for working class students by lobbying for expanded bursaries
- Create a buddying scheme for widening participation students
- Tackle dodgy landlords by working with organisations to establish a Warwick ‘rate my landlord’ tool
- Championing Student’s Interests at every level
- Creating a termly President’s Forum to ensure accountability and support
- Sabbatical office hours for student enquiries and support