Candidate for the position of GSU Officer

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Sharifa Yakubu

Change Starts with YOU!

Hey there! My name is Sharifa Yakubu, and I am running for GSU Officer. I am running because I have realised that numerous university issues affect us daily, and this pandemic has further highlighted them. We need to enhance the services provided, and I will ensure that this happens!  

If elected, I will campaign on the following things:

  • Mental Health

The NUS (2020) stipulate that over half of students' mental health has worsened since the pandemic. Therefore, we need much better support. I will therefore work closely with the Student Wellbeing Service team to provide more students' services.

  • Assignment and Academic Skills

Many students require extra academic guidance and support with essays and assignments. I plan to work closely with the University academic support networks to introduce additional academic skills workshops within their modules. 

  • Communication with lecturers

The pandemic demonstrated that we need further communication with lecturers, now more than ever. I will collaborate with academics and develop strategies to enhance communication between them and students. 

  • Accessibility 

A student once said that it is not about having ramps or lifts as much anymore as it is about creating awareness and celebrating disability other than during disability month. I will work with students that are most affected to raise awareness, celebrate and provide more support where needed. 

  • International Students 

The pandemic has changed all of our lives. This has meant that some students may struggle financially in the coming year. I will tackle this issue by advocating for the extension of online learning with a reduction in fees for those of you that need it the most.

Please vote for me between March 1st and March 4th.

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