Hey, my name is Olivia (but just call me Liv) and I am running for the position of Vice President of Science and Engineering. I am a good candidate for the position because I am friendly, outgoing and a confident public speaker. I hold all the same values as the Student Union, meaning I will fit in perfectly.
At ARU, I am the Administrator of the Mental Wellbeing Society, a Senior Student Ambassador, Digital Ambassador and a Welcome Buddy. During Sixth Form I was elected Head Girl and I have been on school council for as long as I can remember! So, you can count on me to get things done and feel secure that I love working with students to make a positive impact. Through these experiences I have developed my skills in communication, presentation and teamwork. I believe that these skills I possess, as well as my personal traits, make me the perfect candidate for this position.
If elected I will continue the great progress the university has made in sustainability through the Plan G initiative. In 2016 ARU’s Student Union won a gold Green Impact award from the National Union of Students. As a zoologist, environmental sustainability is close to my heart and this award is something I’d love to help us achieve again! I aim to create monthly fundraisers for a student-voted charity. These fundraisers can vary from bake sales, fun runs (if you’re like me, fun walks!) and movie nights. I’d like to make it a student-focused project for everyone to enjoy. I'd also like to create more study spaces that work for everyone! Regarding societies, I would like lecturers to announce upcoming events to increase advertisment and interest. Lastly, I want to reduce the stress all students face and increase mental wellbeing. I want to make a positive change for all the students who study at ARU and I will always be willing to listen to ideas in order to make these changes happen.
Thank you for reading my manifesto. If you see me around campus please stop me to say hello! Also, please feel free to message me if you fancy a chat or have any questions. I hope you will consider me as your Vice President of Science and Engineering – I will not let you down!