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Candidate for the position of Vice President Education

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AMY HOLLOWAY-SMITH

I AM YOU

Hey everyone!

My name is Amy and I am a final year law (LLB) student here at Herts. I currently work at the Students' Union as student staff and would love to continue my journey making things better for your education experience.

I believe there are many things that can help improve your educational experience, which is why you will find many great ideas on my manifesto beyond those which are directly educational.

HERE IS MY MANIFESTO ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ 

 

SO... Why Me?

Undertaking a sabbatical officer role is a huge responsibility and enables us great connections as well as the power to make big changes for YOU!

As a 'mature student' I have many years of work experience in different sectors.  This includes working at the Students' Union here at Herts, volunteering at Citizens Advice Hatfield, plus many more before I came to uni =)

I care about each and every one of you and want to ensure your educational experience here (and other things that contribute to it) are amazing!

I am here to do this job for YOU. I am here to represent YOU. I will act on behalf of you and your interests so please do come forward with anything you want changed. Equally, let me know of anything positive too!

I AM AMY... I AM YOU

My Achievements So Far...

- The brains behind the commuter's lockers being implemented ... coming soon!

- Driven changes within the school of law, mainly surrounding academic standards

- Feedback to SU to change the Summer Ball date - to ensure people with exams and final year students can enjoy as well

- Social Media pages for commuters so they can meet people with commonalities ... just like halls students can find their neighbours

My Priority Policies Explained...

1/ LEARN A LANGUAGE FOR FREE

With the job market being more competitive than ever - learning a language could set you apart from the rest! (PLUS it'll be a bit of fun too)

Students from any discipline will be able to use the university-wide language programme, which you can study along side your degree for FREE!

Newcastle, Aston, Edinburgh, Birmingham, York and many more universities have similar programmes and I aim to research further into these programmes to create a tailor-made programme suitable for you here at Herts.

2/ "FIT4AFIRST"

 

Are you Fit For A First? Physical activity improves brain function and further research suggests that physical activity improves achievement

We want you to get the best out of your time here at uni so by collaborating education and sport I aim to create a programme/reward scheme that encourages students to undertake a certain amount of physical acitivity per week in order to improve their academic successes. 

3/ "I HAVE THE RIGHT"

University can be a time which seems like a tug of war deciding between right and wrong and perhaps not being able to speak out for the wrongs.

A fully anonymous scheme where you can report any incidents which you feel breach your rights. This could be anything ranging from hate speech, victim in a fight at the Forum, food theft in halls to being touched inappropriatly on the shuttle.

We want you to have a safe education and I know that sometimes it's uncomfortable reporting things, so this is a workaround for you.

4/ STUDENTS UNION & UNIVERSITY COMBINED CALENDAR

Students' Union Events & University events collaborated together on a calendar exactly the same as your academic timetable which enables you to subscribe to it. All events right at your fingertips! Helping you to become more engaged with uni life.

5/ WEEKLY MINIBUS SERVICE TO AND FROM ASDA

Every year candidates try to sell us a 'free shuttle to ASDA and Hatfield station' - many years later; still no service. Unfortunately endless amounts of money are not available to get everything we want, so why not make the most of what we do have?

Achievable, realistic and can happen very soon!

6/ VENDING MACHINES WITH REAL FOOD IN (NOT JUST SNACKS)

As it says on the tin. I plan for the purchase of new vending machines, to have a selection of meal deals and microwave meals inside. Available for all, but particularly beneficial for when you're studying late or commuting. 

 

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