Hello, my name is Bandy and I am the RUSU Welfare Officer. I ran for
this position because I myself suffered from bad mental health during
University and I wanted to make it easier for the next generation of
students. University is such a whirlwind experience, with so many
highs and lows- I really want to make it as smooth of a transition as
possible for students.
My main job as a RUSU Welfare Officer is making sure I represent
students voice in important decision making such as Halls (including
private accommodation); safety around campus and mental health. This
involves liaising with the Welfare Team, Counselling team, UPP and the
advice service at RUSU. I also sit on various University committees.
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My remit includes:
- Working on welfare related campaigns and initiatives.
Liaising with the RUSU Advice Service, meeting with advisers
regularly to discuss issues affecting students.
Overseeing the work and appointment of the JCR Committees while
improving the welfare provision for students living in halls.
Training, supporting and liaising with the Welfare Reps in all
sports clubs, societies and volunteer groups.
Working on all external and internal aspects of welfare, including
all relevant University committees, and liaising with relevant staff
Lead on RUSU community relations including representing RUSU at
community events and meetings.
The committees and groups I sit on include:
Council: This is the highest governing board at the University that
sets the direction and governance of the University.
NeverOK: This committee makes decisions on how to tackle bullying,
racism, and harassment on campus.
Drug and Alcohol partnership (DAAP): This committee tackles and
campaigns about the use of students using drugs & alcohol.
Halls Accommodation Committee (HAC): This committee discusses
everything to do with halls, budgeting, food and major welfare
Student Experience committee (CoSED): all the full time officers sit
on this committee and various members of the University. This
committee ensures that student experience is flourishing and each
departments give their updates on student activities.
- RUSU Ideas Feasibility group.
- RUSU Student Voice.
- RUSU Liberation and Representation Committee.
- RUSU Trustee Board.