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Introducing your VP Community and Welfare election candidates

Candidates for the Nottingham Trent Student Union elections were announced today, with manifestos being released to all Trent students.

There are five candidates for Vice President Community & Welfare, including current VP Community & Welfare Liv Broad. The role is the lead contact for students for volunteer work within the Activities department, and are responsible for building relationships with the wider community.

Abbie Sadler

Abbie is running for VP Community & Welfare for the first time after working in the Global Lounge for two years. Should she be elected, her main aims would be:

  • To make the university a more inclusive and comfortable place for all students
  • Make the university feel safer for everyone by working with students who do not feel comfortable roaming the university campus in the evening
  • To continue to work on the university’s goal to become more sustainable by decreasing the university’s carbon footprint with the further reduction of single-use plastics by providing alternatives
  • To work closely with different university departments, targeting a range of student demographics in order to organise events that focus on wellbeing, equality and sustainability

Liv Broad

Liv Broad is the current VP Community & Welfare and is running for re-election for the next academic year. Should she be re-elected, her main aims in the role would be to:

  • Ensure the SU are positively addressing mental health by creating a mental health strategy for NTSU and providing regular wellbeing activities across all 3 campuses
  • Provide Equality & Diversity officers with better opportunities to interact with students views by introducing a committee style layout to their roles
  • Ensure the SU are providing relevant training and services through Union resources for students on sexual violence following introduction of zero tolerance policy
  • Investigate Postgraduate specific wellbeing needs through running focus groups tri-campus alongside VP Postgraduate
  • Ensure the SU are campaigning for affordable and good quality housing by positively working alongside UoN officers and the council
  • Continue to work with NTU Volunteering on community engagement initiatives which give students the opportunity to enhance their skills.
  • Ensure the SU are positively addressing mental health by creating a mental health strategy for NTSU and providing regular wellbeing activities across all 3 campuses
  • Provide Equality & Diversity officers with better opportunities to interact with students views by introducing a committee style layout to their roles
  • Ensure the SU are providing relevant training and services through Union resources for students on sexual violence following the introduction of zero tolerance policy
  • Investigate Postgraduate specific wellbeing needs through running focus groups tri-campus alongside VP Postgraduate
  • Ensure the SU are campaigning for affordable and good quality housing by positively working alongside UoN officers and the council
  • Continue to work with NTU Volunteering on community engagement initiatives which give students the opportunity to enhance their skills.

Stephen Thrower

Stephen is running for VP Community & Welfare for the first time. Should he be elected, his aims and focus would be:

  • Working with the local community to better facilitate the needs of students.
  • Prevent crime and support victims, through working with local authorities and campaigns.
  • Improve mental health through a year-round focus, and an increase in campaigns.
  • Improve inclusion and accessibility for all students, both at events and across each campus.

Voting opens for all NTSU roles on 22 March at 5 pm.

By Katie Ansell

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