Officer Updates - Term Two Achievements

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GSU Officers

Greenwich Students' Union Officers have been keeping busy this term. Not only have they had to continue with Covid-19 support, but they have been busy delivering their manifesto points and working on matters that truly matter to students.

GSU President - Bilal Ijaz

There's been four key areas of work for Bilal. 

Cultural Inclusivity

  • Winter Celebration - 200 care packages given to students in halls over the winter break and a range of online activitiies
  • Global Week - workshops for International students, as well as social networking between international and cultural Societies
  • International student support paper

Academics and Champions

  • Meeting the Heads of School
  • National Student Survey task force - highlighting good practice and areas of improvement
  • Student Led Teaching Awards 
  • Attending people leader induction

Avery Hill

  • Temporary reception in The Dome to become more accessibile 
  • Working on Phase 2 & 3 developement to The Dome

Other work

  • Supporting recruitment of key positions in the University and Students' Union
  • University Mental Health Day workshop
  • No Detriment policy
  • Strategic refresh for the University
  • Extenuating Circumstances live Question and Answer with the Advice Term

If you would like to contact Bilal, please email him at b.ijaz@gre.ac.uk.

GSU Officer - Mayo Femi-Obalemo 

Officer Visibility

  • Societies spotlight with GSU Officer Niel
  • Held the 'Ask your Officers' event
  • Co-host of the 'Ask the VC' event with GSU Officer Zoë and Bilal
  • Chaired Student Assembly

Medway campus

  • Co-chaired the Medway student forum
  • Working on opening of times of Drill Hall Library and labs
  • Resolving the Pier Quays hall rebated dispartiy and Medway GP services

Postgraduate Students and Personal Tutoring

  • Tailored support for Postgraduate students
  • Supporting students through Academic offences and disciplinary panels
  • Supporting students through the 3 Minute Thesis competition

Building a more inclusive University

  • Breaking Barriers - supporting Black students
  • Support for students of faith returning to campus
  • Supporting Black Leadership Conference with Black Impact
  • Helped to deliver Global week campaign

To contact Mayo on anything in her update email o.femiobalemo@gre.ac.uk.

Zoë Campbell

Liberation

  • Equal access to toilets campaign - Pee Without Prejudice
  • Pronoun use across the University
  • Deadnaming in student records
  • Shaping your return to campus
  • Violence against women and Asian communities statement

Empowering students

  • Shaping 'Safe Spaces' with student leaders
  • Collaborative campaign on LGBTQ+ issues

Student support

  • Hiring for senior staff roles at the University
  • Inclusive Language and Timetabling meetings
  • Shaping Policy Hub with Student Academic Services

To ask Zoë any questions on her work, email z.c.campbell@gre.ac.uk.

Niel Lewis

Sustainability

  • Green Ambassadors
  • Working closely with the University on Green issues

Representation

  • Getting Representation Right
  • This Girl Can
  • Action on Fees
  • Timetabling process fix

All other work

  • Avery Hill signage
  • Societies lives on Instagram

Contact Niel via email to ask any questions about his work: o.u.a.lewis@gre.ac.uk.

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