Vice President Welfare: Shamima Akter

The role

The Vice President Welfare represents students and campaigns on matters relating to welfare, including mental health, student finance, equality of opportunity and student welfare. They represent students in the local community to local councils, police and other local organisations. They are responsible for implementing many of the Students’ Union's welfare policies, chair the Welfare Zone committee and attend relevant college meetings.

My top priorities for the year

I want to be realistic here and emphasise that we get one year and that year goes fast. In the one year that I am given as VP Welfare, I want to ensure campaigns run well, with more student involvement. Also, I want to continue conversations and awareness campaigns regarding issues that matter to students; including mental health, domestic violence, sexual violence and hate crimes, amongst many others. Another huge priority is working together with the university to ensure the difficulties students face, within the academic sphere, are identified and addressed. These are only a few of the things I plan to do but at the end of the day, I hope to represent every student, regardless of the liberation group they are from, to the best of my ability.

View my Action Plan here

Check out my manifesto here

Contact me on:

Telephone: 020 7882 8039
Twitter: @WelfareQMSU