Our Priorities


Lily

We think the best way to make change is to tackle our priorities as a team. We’ve organised our individual manifesto points into a set of shared priorities to enable us to keep you up to date with our progress. Have a look at what we are doing, and if you have any questions please do get in touch either by email or on social media.

Lily Margaroli
Guild President



Who We Are


Guild President
Lily Margaroli
I lead the Students’ Guild in line with our strategy, and oversee the team of Full-Time Officers. I sit on several senior boards in the University, ensuring students’ are heard at the highest level.
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VP Opportunities
Isabel Harrison
I support students to be active members of the student- and wider- community through societies, volunteering opportunities, and fundraising activity. I also support students to develop employability skills and access career opportunities.
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Bella Enoizi
It’s my job to ensure that students’ views about teaching, learning and anything related to the academic experience are represented to, and acted upon by, the University.
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VP Liberation & Equality
Marion Ojua
I represent students on issues including student rights, equality and the community and I work to ensure that our campuses are inclusive and welcoming for every student.

Our Priorities


Safety & Wellbeing

Night safety schemes

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There are several ongoing projects around student safety, particularly at night. These include work around signposting safer routes home, lighting on and around campus, information on and ways to combat drink spiking, and awareness of Estate Patrol and the services they can provide

Student input into wellbeing strategy

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Marion is working with Mark Sawyer on setting up a student advisory group to help inform our ongoing projects around safety and wellbeing

Sufficient and suitable pastoral support

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We will review the wellbeing services available to students in order to make sure there is enough support and that it is suitable for our diverse student body. This is the work that the student advisory group can feed in to!

Harm reduction policy and practice

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Following on from the successful policy change for the uni drug and alcohol policy (to a harm reduction model) we want to ensure that this policy is delivered in the best way possible with student safety and wellbeing at the heart

Innovation & Representation

Implement new feedback system and review academic feedback structures/processes

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Making it easier for students to give feedback to and interact directly with academic and university staff to help shape their own university experience both inside and outside of the classroom.

Speaking with students

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We are holding regular Spill The Tea drop-in sessions to offer you the opportunity to speak to your officer team about any aspect of your uni experience. We also have a huge network of reps and College Officers who help bring your ideas about your course to us.

Student leaders and groups

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We help our student leaders with their development and skills, whether that be as committee members of societies or helping them run successful campaigns about the causes they care about.

Acting as an efficient and effective liaison between university/students, especially with Covid-related situational changes

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We are all about being aware of what students want and need and proactively setting about bringing your ideas to life, but sometimes we also need to react to changes in a timely way to - especially this year with the potential for Covid-19 to necessitate sudden changes in circumstance.

Belonging & Inclusivity

Liberation Campaigns and promoting student campaigns

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We want to co-create an inclusive and accessible community with you, for you. We do a lot of work around the promotion and support of campaigns and events like Black History Month, Disability Awareness Month, Pride and Diwali - keep an eye out for these over the course of the year.

International student and BIPOC student experience and representation

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Part of creating an inclusive environment means ensuring that we are representing the voices of our international student and BIPOC student communities. We each do this in different ways relating to our role remits, whether it is to do with remote study provisions, facilitating our international societies or supporting campaigns.

Accessibility of student groups and societies

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We want to make our societies more accessible and inclusive for everyone in our community by improving the accessibility of society events and online content. We plan to create an accessibility resource and signposting societies to accessible venues, and also developing the Hardship Fund to allow all students to join societies without financial barriers.

Holistic and inclusive academic communities

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Making all students feel part of their academic community, regardless of where you are studying. We will be working closely with our academic societies and academic departments to help you build your academic support system and provide you with the skills and experience to help you thrive long after you leave Exeter.

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