First Year Representative

Mia Averianova I strongly believe that even a small amount of effort can lead to colossal achievements. With conviction and passion I say that I am ready to put all the effort needed in order to make our university life truly exceptional. At present, being a first year Business student, I am striving toward the […]

Mia Averianova

Mia
I strongly believe that even a small amount of effort can lead to colossal achievements. With conviction and passion I say that I am ready to put all the effort needed in order to make our university life truly exceptional. At present, being a first year Business student, I am striving toward the progress and development of the Glasgow University student community.
First year can be overwhelming and intimidating. I did experience it myself during my first two weeks. However, just because we might be confused and restrained, the “voice” of every first year student should never be neglected. I am convinced that new students bring fresh ideas into the community and I would love these ideas to be heard.
Since it is our first year at the university and, for many, first year in Glasgow, I am curious what first year students have to say about their life in the Student Halls of Residence and outside of them. I anticipate that knowing different points of view will be helpful for current as well as prospective students.
With this in mind, I sincerely say that I would be honoured to contribute to the community as the First year representative.

Fred Lindahl

manifestophotoHello! My name is Fred Lindahl and I come from Stockholm, Sweden! I am currently studying Economics, History and Politics, living in Murano halls.

In upper secondary school I was House Captain and along with former students of the school I assisted in establishing an alumni network for the school. These experiences have taught me the politics and practice of student/administration liaisons and its importance for ensuring student influence over academic and social life.

If elected, I will work towards improving recycling opportunities on campus and in student halls and engage in talks with the university about improved lecture conditions. In addition, I will make sure that all your concerns and issues will be discussed and considered at council level!

Let the Swede proceed!

Tom Smits

TOMChanging my location every four years definitely has it benefits. However, it also brings drawbacks, one is having to cope with the seasonal changes and to shop accordingly. But I like to look at it from the positive side. Having lived in varied countries like Belgium, Thailand and the Philippines, I’ve been fortunate to observe and learn from the diverse cultures that are present in the world today. My horizons are broader and I can relate the experience of one person to that of another in a way that society makes more sense to me. Alongside my leadership experience throughout my school career, this position would be perfectly suited for someone with the practice I’ve gratefully gained. I hope to encourage and give all first years a voice by being approachable and making them feel listened too. First years may feel they don’t have the right to voice their opinions since they have just walked in. But they do as this is a new life experience for them and it’s partly our job to voice their opinion and it would be a pleasure if I could make their experience just a little more enjoyable by them being truly listened too.