First Year Representative

Rafael Crespo Molina Hi, I’m Rafael! Together we will improve our life at university. I’m an 18-year-old Life Sciences student from Spain interested in several subjects (physics, philosophy, politics, economics and music) and I currently live at Cairncross House. Why me? At my Secondary School I’ve been student representative on the Governing Board for 3 […]

Rafael Crespo Molina

PhotoHi, I’m Rafael! Together we will improve our life at university. I’m an 18-year-old Life Sciences student from Spain interested in several subjects (physics, philosophy, politics, economics and music) and I currently live at Cairncross House.
Why me? At my Secondary School I’ve been student representative on the Governing Board for 3 years and class representative for 2 years. This helps me to understand what students need and how representative bodies function. Also, the activities I do outside school (sports, language learning, scouting, student exchanges) have made me realise the importance of two things: meeting all kinds of people and enjoying what you do. These two are the key to a great university experience.
What will I do? As a First Year Rep, I will always make your voice be heard in the right places, at the right times, to ensure we achieve the goal of a better university for all of us. I will actively seek your opinion and encourage student participation and communication at all levels.
Your vote is the first time you will have a say, let me be your voice for the rest of the year.

 

Hannah Fairbairn

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First year is an extremely important year for university students in that it establishes what you wish to get out of your time in Glasgow. I would like you to help me make the most of your time as a University of Glasgow student.

My name is Hannah Fairbairn and I am currently studying history, politics and economics. I love being involved and would love the opportunity to represent you and your opinions on the important issues.

Being a first year is extremely daunting. However just because we’re less experienced does not mean our opinions and views mean any less. As your representative I will make the issues that matter to first years a top priority for the SRC. I firmly believe that new students bring with them fresh ideas and would love to hear your views on halls of residence, university life and what would make your experience as a first year and for first years to come just a little less intimidating. I would be honoured if you would afford me the opportunity to be a first year representative.

Vote for Hannah.

 

Helen McGeorge

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These first few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement, meeting new people, getting involved in all the University has to offer, and of course exploring Glasgow.

In the short time I’ve lived here, I’ve noticed how warm and welcoming everyone is and I would love, and find it an honour, to be able to represent all of the first years in this great University. With so many new faces there will be a lot of fantastic ideas and I strongly believe everyone’s views and ideas matter.

Therefore, I will use my past experience in a variety of roles, putting in every effort to make sure everyone’s views are represented, campaigning to help improve university life for all. With so much going on, one thing I feel would be useful is an online searchable-calendar. I also feel that it would be helpful to many of us if more lectures were recorded to help when reviewing our notes.  Finally, I will campaign for cheaper student textbooks and an improvement in the number of bins and recycling bins around campus.

Every voice has the right to be heard and I pledge to listen and if elected, represent those views fully!

 

Kirsten Muat

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Hello, I’m a Politics and Philosophy student wishing to improve the lives of all first year students. Prior to university I was elected by my peers for four consecutive years to the House council at High School. This, along with sitting on a variety of committees, has equipped me with experience I will utilise to represent you.

First year may not be the most academically difficult but it is arguably the most challenging. If elected I pledge to make the transition to university and independent life easier by:

  • Establishing links between first and older year students on the same courses that can be used for advice and information;
  • Investigating and publishing details of living costs within halls of residence such as washing expenses to see where efficiencies can be made thus reducing the cost;
  • Increasing awareness of government and E.U. legislation affecting university students;
  • Improving the SRC bus services from halls of residence during the winter months.

In order to make sure that all first year needs are met I would create a section of moodle which would allow all students to easily make me aware of any issues they have.

 

Ryan O’Fee

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Hi fellow first years, I’m Ryan, I’m studying history and politics and I’d love to be your first year representative for the SRC.

I believe representation is a crucial part of what keeps the university functioning for us, the students. Before coming to my senses I previously attended Edinburgh University, where student representation was severely lacking, and that’s partly what is motivating me to stand as your representative now. During my time at Edinburgh I was a class rep, giving me experience communicating students’ opinions and criticisms to university staff and lecturers. I have also had experience suited to this position during school, working with groups of students in drug awareness and peer advocacy roles.

At Glasgow I’m already involved in debating, because I love arguing for what I believe in. I want to use this passion for politics to work for you, the students. The SRC has some big challenges coming up, with plans for the university’s new buildings under discussion and the vital consent education campaign. If elected I’ll support this year’s council in pushing students’ best interests in these areas and in bringing more transparency and accessibility to the SRC.