Candidate for the position of Community Officer
Hi all! I’m Beth, a final year Maths student, and I want to help make your time at university the best it can be.
Since joining Bath, the Students’ Union has given so much. From sitting on multiple student group committees, to going to Score with the cheerleading squad, to representing Bath at NUS conferences, I have always been glad the SU is here to help me escape my degree.
Besides all this, I visit the West End A LOT (I saw 20 musicals last year), attend cocktail night most weeks, and drink unbelievable amounts of coffee.
- Creating an SU welfare committee
- Getting culturally competent mental health support
- Free sexual health testing on campus
- Making services easier to access
My name is Beth Stevenson and I’m running to be YOUR next Community Officer! I’ve been heavily involved in the SU throughout my degree, having been Fresher’s Week captain, an Academic Rep and Departmental Rep on the Societies Exec in my second year. I am currently Chair of RAG, Chair of Feminism & Gender Equality, and sit on the Diversity & Support Exec, all while trying to do a maths degree.
If you back Beth for Community, I will:
- Proactively campaign for a cap on overall student numbers in an effort to tackle the current housing crisis
- Work towards a more accessible guarantor scheme which is suitable for students of all backgrounds
- Lobby for new accommodation developments to be affordable for all students
- Create a Welfare committee to allow more focus on the key issues affecting students, such as housing, health and welfare.
- Expand the #NeverOK campaign to include homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, working with the LGBT+ group to do this
- Work with the Riverside clinic to provide free regular sexual health testing on campus and free sexual health products.
- Campaign for the provision of free sanitary products in the Students’ Union
- Support sensible drug policy by providing drug-testing kits in the SU
- Make sure there exists clear and easily available guidance on how students can access support services
- Lobby Student Services to increase the capacity of mental health services, and ensure students are fully aware of how to access them
- Continue working to ensure a wider range of services are available to meet the needs of all students
- Work with Student Minds and local charities such as Headlight to raise awareness of lesser-known mental health conditions
- Campaign for culturally competent mental health and welfare services on campus
- Improve induction events for international students joining the university, including a potential earlier arrival date
- Actively encourage sports and societies to work with SU volunteering groups to organise fundraisers and community work
- Help build stronger links between our volunteering groups and the local community
- Showcase the huge range of work that our incredible student volunteers undertake
DIVERSITY & SUPPORT
- Improve trans representation in the SU by having the LGBT+ trans representative on D&S Exec
- Consistently provide accessibility information for SU events and ensure that, where possible, SU events are held in wheelchair accessible venues
- Ensure estates work with LGBT+ and Enable to make all future developments accessible to all students, by including wheelchair access and gender-neutral facilities
I have the experience and the passion to succeed in this role. I have loved my time at Bath, and am excited to continue improving this Students’ Union by making it more inclusive, more accessible, and ensuring it provides a quality student experience for all.
Don’t forget to check out my campaign, and make sure you back Beth to be your next Community Officer because#BethsOnIt!