Equality and Diversity Officer
Welcome to all you lovely Freshers! My name is David Allwright and I studied Bsc Oceanography at Southampton for the last few years. Fun fact about me is that I am a professional Scottish country dancer and like nothing better than improv theatre, singing and swimming.
I have been elected to be your Vice-President of Welfare which means I am passionate about a whole range of issues such as: housing problems, mental physical and sexual health, sustainability and equality. I want to empower students by campaigning for better mental health support at the university and improving how we help you here at the union. I also want to help students get easy information about student housing and get more ethically sourced food and products in the student shop. If you have big ideas about anything then contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk about your suggestions or meet up for a coffee.
Oh and remember that everyone is nervous about coming to uni. Just relax, don’t try too hard and everything will be ok. Settling in takes time and you don’t need to put any pressure on yourself!
|Improve Wellbeing and mental health Support|
|Joint advertising of support services with the University|
|Myth busting and resilience campaign|
|Develop our Mental Health activities|
|Strengthening our relationship with Enabling Services|
|Run a positive, educational sexual consent campaign|
|Mythbusting and Housing rights campaign|
|Create a housing review tool for students|
|Sustainable procurement and purchasing|
|Create a health brand of meatfree food in partnership with University|
|Develop Sustainable Events for E&E|
|Championing Student Leaders and Societies|
|Environmental Action Group Formation with E&E officer|
|Support E&E officer in development of Swap Shop|
|Support E&E officer in sustainable cosmetics project|
|Work with E&E officer to produce sustainable christmas event|
|Support E&D officer in increasing minority participation in elections|
|Mental health action group formation|
|Actively promote and Support all student societies in my Zones|
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Equality and Diversity Officer
Ethics and Environment Officer
Responsible for developing and supporting The Constitution, Union Elections, Student Group principles and affiliations, Decision making processes find out more
Responsible for developing and supporting Student led fundraising, Student Enterprise activity, Social Enterprise activity, Community Action and volunteering, External Community engagement find out more
Responsible for developing and supporting Peer to Peer groups, including Nightline, Housing campaigns, Student Financial Support, Student health find out more
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