Welcome to the best few years of your life! I'm very happy to say that this will be my second year as your Students' Union Vice President.
My role is to help with anything that you, as students, may need during the year in order to enhance your uni experience and to be the head rep when it comes to your student voice.
I want to make sure that all students voices are heard and shared at the highest level. Whether it's feedback regarding academics, facilities or access, or anything else regarding your student experience, I encourage you to share it with your student reps and myself in order to help improve student life here at Cardiff Met. Feel free to pop into the office or catch me in the corridor!
Before my time as VP, I studied Sport Performance Analysis on the Cyncoed Campus. During my time as an undergrad, I made sure that I immersed myself in uni life as much as possible, as it was the best decision I ever made. If I could do it all over again, I would!
Soon into my first year, I became part of the University Netball Club, and joined a society, both of which are provided by the SU. Into my second and third year, I was appointed as the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences School Rep (Cyncoed), where my aim was to be the main figurehead of the student voice for my school. In my third year, I became co-chair of my society, as well as becoming one of the head coaches of the netball team.
I carried on playing and coaching netball alongside my first year as VP, which kept me in touch with student life. I've now progressed into the role of Club Manager, so you'll see me around the Cyncoed campus. Without the SU, I wouldn't have been able to make the most of my time at Cardiff Met, which has aided my own personal development as a student and professional.
I hope to make life easier for you, from Freshers' Week to graduation. This includes:
- Growing and developing the 'Campus Canines' initiative
- Working to remove Wednesday afternoon lectures for those who compete in BUCS
- Increase the availability of cooking facilities in all university buildings
- Increase the number of social spaces
I'd like to wish you all good luck for your first few weeks. I encourage you to make the most of your time here - these years will go quicker than you think!