Candidate for the position of President (Education & Welfare)




My name is Emmanuel Akerele, an MSc Corporate Communications & Public Affairs student Aberdeen Business School and the current Vice-President (Community). Thank you for voting me to be your VP – Community but an opportunity be more involved has arrived and I am motivated to do more and be more involved in the activities of the union towards effecting a change and improving the general wellbeing and academic support of students, and that is why I am running for the post of the President for Education and Welfare

The education and general wellbeing of students is priority for the union and myself personally. I am very passionate about improving the wellbeing and support for RGU students and hope to achieve this by driving campaigns and projects that will improve academic support and our wellbeing as students. To this end, I wish to take the front lead and contest for the role of President for Education and Welfare, with your vote and support we will be able to actualise the following:

  • Create Campaigns that support Education and Welfare of Students

If elected, I will drive and improve existing campaigns that support the welfare of students in topics such as mental wellbeing, Race, Gender Identity, Disability, Inclusivity and more. It is highly important that as students, we receive all the support that we can to excel and I aim to improve this by working with the academic council and careers on ways to improve academic support to students such as more placement options as well as more job fairs that is will yield high student recruitment result.

  • Drive Campaigns that supports students living and improve academic support

As your President for Education and Welfare, I am passionate about housing welfare and I will push for more campaigns like the 4009“Cut the Rent Campaign” that support students living as well as support private accommodation living for students and provide more housing options for students.

  • Give support and Improve welfare Initiatives

Again, if elected, I will work closely with the course reps, school officers, and equality champions in their endeavours around the university. This will include assisting with training and taking student feedback on areas to improve on to the university. I will also work closely with the university on initiatives that will improve student welfare and inclusivity.

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