School of Social and Political Sciences Representative

Helen Swarbrick Hi, I’m Helen Swarbrick, I’m a third year Economic and social history joint with sociology student, and I am running for the position of School representative for social and political sciences. I feel I would be a good candidate for the position as I am friendly and approachable and due to being a […]

Helen Swarbrick

Hi, I’m Helen Swarbrick, I’m a third year Economic and social history joint with sociology student, and I am running for the position of School representative for social and political sciences.

I feel I would be a good candidate for the position as I am friendly and approachable and due to being a joint honours student, I have a wide experience of problems across the school.

If elected, I would endeavour to ensure that the voice of students of the school is heard and that there is open and easy communication with me.

I will liaise regularly with members of school senior management, and ensure that all issues are passed on to the college convenor and the VP for education, so that issues are dealt with at a university level.

I will concern myself with allowing easier access to resources, especially class texts being put online where possible, as I feel that sometimes this is a struggle. I will liaise regularly with class representatives to ensure that I am aware of problems from across the school, and thus equipped to improve the students experience.

Thanks for reading- Vote Helen, 6th–7th March 2013.

Rebecca Vaughan

Hello I’m Rebecca Vaughan and I’m standing to be your representative for the School of Social and Political Sciences. Having returned to university this year I have found myself immersed in social and political sciences, I study Economic and Social History, Politics and Central and East European Studies. I feel I would be able to represent a wide variety of the students within the school and I’m committed to a passionate and vocal representation of the school in the SRC.

In discussions with students I’ve heard the issue being raised of accessibility to study resources; I feel that all compulsory readings should be digitised and that lecture recordings and notes should be available to all students.

On a university and national level I strongly oppose tuition fees and university cuts and I will use this position to campaign against cuts to social and political sciences.