Candidate for the position of School of Medical and Dental Sciences (Dental) Representative

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Simran Sanghera

 

Achievements so far: 
  • Widening Participation Officer 

  • Involved in the Mummies and Daddies scheme 

  • Ran over 13KM and raised over £1,200 for the Yemen Crisis 

  • Featured in my local newspaper for my run  

  • NCS Project Manager  

  • Jack Petchey’s “Speak out challenge” Highly Commended 

 

Why vote for me? 
  • Adaptable  

Working in DentSoc for a year taught me how quickly plans can change, and that to carry out your purpose you need to roll with change and make the best out of everything. 

  • Motivated to help US! 

We make up the dental school, so we deserve to have our voices heard and have every opportunity. I will try my best to go above what is expected to make that happen! 

  • Approachable  

A friendly face you can talk to and discuss whatever is on your mind 

 

Manifesto 
Academic  

Webinars: Lecture series to help provide you with skills during your life after BDS, with focused advice on managing your finances including managing your money as a student, paying off your student loan, and the financial effect of COVID-19 on dental practices. 

OSCE Prep videos: Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we could not process OSCE videos this year. We aim to bring you an updated OSCE prep video series this year when the opportunity arises.  

E-resources: Continuing e-resources with more content and updates to reflect changes in our course since the pandemic. 

 

Social  

Student Staff Sports Day: Chance to nutmeg your lecturer? Catch up with your peers? This event will help make up for lost face to face time with everyone and a chance to have plenty of fun! 

Social Media: Continue our presence on social media platforms to help spread our student and alumni achievements as well as information, opportunities, and support for our current students. 

Cultural carnival: Celebrating culture days together through our love of food and collaborate with BLSA cultural societies to help raise money for charities. Unfortunately, due to COVID we were not able to have this, hopefully this year we will. 

 

Charity

Introducing DentSoc Charity Week where everyone can participate by trying out something new from walking to running and tracking their miles to help raise money for our chosen charity! 

Welfare: New initiative involving sharing experiences of coping with current mental health challenges. Posts offering advice and evidence supported strategies to help you with whatever you may be facing. 

Raising awareness: We have access to staff Mental Health First Aiders, student support and Togetherall (formerly the Big White Wall). Through continuing ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ we can collaborate with these mental health services on social media to raise awareness. 

 

Miscellaneous

Merchandise: expanding our current variety of items