VPW Semester One Highlights

No ratings yet. Log in to rate.

Our first semester in the Full-Time Officer roles here at the Student Union have been both incredibly rewarding and incredibly challenging. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed chatting with you all, listening to your feedback, and working with you on some fantastic events! I’m also incredibly proud of the work of the Full Time Officer team have done as a whole, especially for prioritising and the Cost-of-Living Crisis and getting the much-needed Community Larder up-and-running.  

Some of my highlights this semester include: 

  • Meeting so many of you for the first time at the Watt Welcome Fair! And getting some delicious free food from the Malaysian Society stall. 

  • Working alongside Eco Society, Net Zero Society, and Ocean Conservation Society to put on an Environmental Wellness event where we had great discussions on climate anxiety, followed by a successful litter pick! 

  • Recording the How to Be Good in Bed podcast with Consent Collective - in collaboration with Molly (your VPE), Dan (your Sports Union President), and Sarah (your Sports Union VP). We had so much fun recording this and didn’t get competitive at all…well maybe a little! The podcast will be released in the new calendar year and will provide you with some practical advice on topics such as dealing with unwanted attention on night’s out and how to better communicate within romantic relationships – all drawn from our own personal experiences! You can find the previous podcasts in the series here: https://www.consentcollective.com/tv-home  

  • Being invited to be a panellist for the Muslim Society’s Islamophobia Awareness Month event, where I gave a talk and answered questions around where victims of Islamophobia can seek support. I was privileged to have the opportunity to take a step back and learn from Laiba Khan, Shahzad Sharif, Daniel Gilius, and Iain Stuart who all gave thought-provoking and informative speeches.   

  • Hosting a World AIDS Day Fundraiser with LGBT+ Society and Biology Society. These two societies worked as a great team to put on a Bridge Link bake sale, raising a fantastic ~£165 for Waverley Care. Waverley Care empower people in Scotland to improve their health & wellbeing in a non-judgemental environment, encouraging taking care of your sexual health as a part of your day-to-day life, ensuring those affected by HIV and hepatitis C feel able to get tested or treated. 

In second semester I will be working in partnership with the head of Student Wellbeing Services to establish a 2-Year Student Mental Health Agreement, as well as executing a plan to tackle non-academic student misconduct on campus.  


No comments have been made. Please log in to comment.

Fancy something similar...?

There are no current news articles.