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Candidate for the position of Humanities College Officer

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Caroline Brodersen

Vote Caroline for Community, Collaboration and Change!

Hi everyone! I am Caroline, a final year History student and the current History Subject Chair 2020-21. I will be studying for a History masters next year.

I am very enthusiastic about running for Humanities College Officer 2021-22 because I have thoroughly enjoyed representing History students this year as the History Subject Chair and I would love to represent all Humanities students and improve your academic experience! I am responsible, reliable and approachable and I will ensure that your student voice and concerns will be heard and I will bring in positive changes at College level.

My manifesto points: 

1. Community and Wellbeing

I will encourage a greater sense of community in the College of Humanities, ensuring that your academic and wellbeing support are my first priority! The pandemic has demonstrated the importance of protecting student mental health and I will work to increase College level support for student welfare and pastoral support. I will ensure this by: 

  • Providing more academic and social events which enable students to connect with others.
  • Extending subject peer mentoring schemes so that students are in families - groups of first, second, third, fourth and PGT students studying each subject. This will enable students to reach out to familiar faces for advice and guidance, increasing student support and social networks.
  • Facilitating more opportunities for students to get involved in Humanities community projects partnered with the university. 

2. Collaboration 

I will collaborate with other Officers, College of Humanities staff and Subject Chairs to extend my effective communication links in the College of Humanities to ensure that your voice is heard. I will do this by:

  • Increasing the visibility of the Humanities SSLC’s for students as a feedback channel.
  • Providing additional support for students by working with the College of Humanities staff to increase contact time with staff in teaching hours, staff-led study skills workshops for assessments and exams as well as student Q&A sessions.
  • Working with academic societies to increase opportunities for students to attend academic talks, employability sessions and society socials.

3. Inclusivity to bring Change 

I will promote equality and diversity in the College of Humanities and be an approachable point of contact for all students in all years! I will achieve this by:

  • Increasing accessibility online and in person for all Humanities teaching.
  • Ensuring that in all Humanities Subject SSLC's there are Equality reps for each year group and course.
  • Publicising equality campaigns and iniatives that are important to students and faciliate the running of projects that promote inclusivity in Humanities.
  • Representing all undergraduate concerns as well as providing a voice for postgraduate masters students.

Thank you for reading my manifesto and I hope to have your vote to develop a stronger Humanities community, greater collaboration and increase inclusivity in the College of Humanities!

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