Postgraduate Convenor – MVLS

Alisha Aman This is Alisha Aman, PG, Medical Genetics, 2015-2016. I am nominating myself for the post of PG-MVLS convener. Previously, I have had quite a lot of experiences in this area. I have been the School House Captain under the Student union, wherein I had represented half of the students (Class IV to Class […]

Alisha Aman

AlishaThis is Alisha Aman, PG, Medical Genetics, 2015-2016.
I am nominating myself for the post of PG-MVLS convener.
Previously, I have had quite a lot of experiences in this area. I have been the School House Captain under the Student union, wherein I had represented half of the students (Class IV to Class X). Apart from being the organizing head for many events during my school, higher secondary, and undergraduate student life, like various department activities, World Rare Disease Day (SRM University), Indian Genetics Congress (SRM University), I have also founded the SRM Environment Club under the Directorate of Student Affairs, Srm University, served as its convener during the academic year 2014-2015; during this term, I, along with my team, was able to bring about a lot of changes in and around the university’s campus and had conducted manifold events for environmental awareness.
If elected for the post, I will make sure that all the issues of PGT-MVLS students are addressed- be it any trivial issue, and see to it that the work is done. And if any issue cannot be resolved, I will make sure that the students get a legitimate reason for the non-fulfillment

 

Jake Casson

Jake Casson pictureHi! My name’s Jake and I’m a PGR student within the MVLS College. I recently graduated from Glasgow with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and my time at the university has given me a chance to be part of many campus societies, including the G-Gnomes Genetics and Biochemistry Society, where I served as last year’s secretary.
Most notably, I helped start the Postgraduate Biomolecular Science Society as I identified it was difficult for PGs, particularly MSc students, to meet up with other MVLS students. In the past 12 months we have run many successful events involving a lot of free pizza and refreshments where MVLS PGs could get together and take a break from work.
If elected PG MVLS convenor I will continue this by setting up more social events for MVLS PGs to meet and get to know each other because I know it can be difficult to branch out, especially if you’re only here for a year.
Your opinions are invaluable in making this University a great place to be and it’s important the right people hear what you have to say. I will ensure this is done if you vote Jake Casson #1!

 

Kirstin Leslie

KirstinHello! I’m Kirstin, a Masters student hoping to represent you as your Postgraduate MVLS convenor.
This is my fifth year of study at the University of Glasgow and so I know the uni well. Last year I served on council as the school of Life Sciences representative, and have worked as an SRC fresher’s helper for the past three years, so I’m familiar with The SRC and know how to get the best out of it for you.
Many PG students at the university still feel underrepresented and so if elected, I will work closely with both the school and class representatives to strengthen communication networks already in place, to make sure your voice is heard within the SRC and, by extension, the University. I will also build on the work of last years’ Postgraduate Convenors, by continuing the student forum’s held regularly in the Gilchrist PG club. Whatever problems you have with your course, or any bright ideas you have to improve your time at the University of Glasgow, I’ll be ready to listen and act.
So please vote for me as your No.1 PG MVLS Convenor! #votekirstfirst

 

Bob Rooney

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My name is Bob Rooney and I am a current PGR student in the college of MVLS. I am running for the PG MVLS convener position and I’m looking for your support!

I’ve been a student at the University of Glasgow for 5 years and counting and during my time I have been heavily involved with the running student societies, mainly the Genetics society that I served as president. During that time we worked closely with the university staff to introduce student driven workshops designed to maximize the student experience. Recently I’ve been focusing my efforts on how we can use the PGR student perspective to mold an excellent postgraduate experience, which has so far been successful with the Postgraduate Biomolecular Science society.

If elected I will:

• Conduct a college-wide review on the effectiveness of the current credits system.
• Prioritize PGR networking within the college by co-hosting social events in partnership with student societies e.g. Christmas Ceilidh
• Work constructively with the university to ensure that the postgraduate experience is influenced by YOUR feedback.

Thank you!