Vice President: Student Support

Louise Graham I’m Louise Graham, I am a fourth year Accountancy student and I am standing for the position of Vice President Student Support. Over the past year I have sat on the Glasgow University Union Board of Management as Games Convener. This has given me impeccable time management skills and experience of organising and […]

Louise Graham

I’m Louise Graham, I am a fourth year Accountancy student and I am standing for the position of Vice President Student Support.

Over the past year I have sat on the Glasgow University Union Board of Management as Games Convener. This has given me impeccable time management skills and experience of organising and running large, successful events for students.

I am a member of the SRC committee responsible for organising cross campus events during RAG Week. On the committee I have helped review and decide upon the nominated charities and have offered and assisted with fundraising ideas for the week. This experience has provided a valuable understanding of the role.
Further, I am a student representative on the University’s Mental Health Agreements Working Group. This is a student led committee which is chaired by the Vice President Student Support. On this committee I have gained an insight into University mental health policy and now have a clear understanding of the services Glasgow University offer and how students and staff can work together to achieve a favourable outcome. If elected, the experience on the committee will ensure I am a competent chair of the meetings and ensure that the group can make good progress into improving the mental health policy on campus to the benefit of all students.

I am also a member of the committee responsible for the successful GUSA Sport and Wellbeing Week 2013 focusing on the benefits of sport in improvement of mental wellbeing.

I am a qualified Mental Health First Aider and I am undertaking Citizens Advice Direct training in March. These qualifications make me a candidate with the ability to deal with the range of issues which fall upon the V.P. Student Support.

If elected V. P. Student Support I will:

  • Continue the work of the Mental Health Agreements Working group, working to involve all campus bodies into promoting the campaign and bring together a university wide focus on achieving the agreements.
  • Work with Strathclyde Police and halls of residence in promoting of the safety of students and their belongings on campus, endeavouring to reduce the rate of crime.
  • Work hard to ensure that the SRC remains at the top of the International Students Barometer by encouraging and supporting services for international students across campus.
  • Keep in touch with important issues both internally and externally which could affect the quality of student life at Glasgow University and run campaigns where necessary.
  • Use my events experience in assisting with the organisation of Freshers Week, Welfare Week and RAG Week, building on the successes of 2012/13.
  • Support the Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officers to ensure that the best representation for students is possible and the maximum benefit from the services the university offers can be gained for those in need. This includes giving them an active role in both Welfare Week and Freshers Week – making them an accessible point of contact for the students they represent.

I am happy to answer any questions at 0906518g@student.gla.ac.uk