Age Equality Officer

Ilian Mitev Before University I was the President of my school’s Student Body representing 3000+ international students in numerous committees, liaising with the school authorities. Last year, I was a Present Student Member in the GUU Board of Management taking on the task of diversifying and caring for the membership. As such I ran the […]

Ilian Mitev

Before University I was the President of my school’s Student Body representing 3000+ international students in numerous committees, liaising with the school authorities.

Last year, I was a Present Student Member in the GUU Board of Management taking on the task of diversifying and caring for the membership. As such I ran the International Fair and Adopt-A-Fresher, which were aimed at diversifying the Union. I also took the initiative of setting up the Union’s Sexual Health strategy.
This year, I am the Honorary Secretary of the Dialectic Society, helping voice the diverse opinions on campus. I also have been helping with the organisation of the Welfare Week Debate and will be helping run this year’s GU International Women’s Week.

With diversity comes a need for equality and Glasgow University has a very age diverse population. To address that I promise:

  1. To work closely with the Mature Student groups on campus, making sure they are adequately equipped and advertised.
  2. To promote alcohol-free events on campus responsive to the needs of underage students.
  3. To promote the inclusion of these two groups on campus.

Please vote Ilian #1 SRC Age Equality Officer!

Julia Fyfe

Hi, I’m Julia Fyfe a 5th year Statistics student and I’m running for the position of Age Equality Officer. I have sat on the SRC Council for the last two years as School Representative and College Convenor and would like to be able to take skills I have gained from Council and apply these to the role of Age Equality Officer. Having also been a SRC Freshers Helper for the last 3 years I have a vast range of knowledge about the SRC and what we can provide to every student on campus. Having spent the last year on a work placement in industry I have the ability to effectively communicate with people of all ages.

My overall goal if elected would be to make sure all students are fairly represented on the council and gain the most out of their university experience. I would aim to

  • Interact with the Mature Students Association to increase communication and inform the Council of their points of view
  • Communicate with Students under the age of 18, some of whom may struggle with some aspects of starting university
  • Provide support to students with children in conjunction with the nursery

Thank you for your consideration.

Kay Foulkes

I’m Kay, a first year mature student studying Law and French, and I am seeking your vote for the position of Age Equality Officer.

I bring almost a decade as an Immigration and Human Rights Lawyer for the Home Office, where I was also a representative for a national equalities network and a local Equality and Diversity Adviser. I am back at university looking to get a relevant qualification to go with my extensive experience.

Additionally I am a member of the Mature Students Association, something that has not always been the case with the Age Equality Officer. However in this post I will be there to represent students of all ages and bring experience of working closely with young people as a Scout Leader.

In the role I will work closely with students and student organisations to address the issues important to them, in particular those who are under 18 or over 21 who might not feel fully represented by other groups within the university.

So please, vote for me if you want students of all ages to have an effective and experienced voice representing them within the SRC for whom equalities is far from a new field.