Alisha Lobo

SUcommunity@bath.ac.uk
01225 38 3667
1 East 3.19

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About my role

I am responsible for our volunteer opportunities, housing and halls, peer support, our Diversity and Support groups, international student representation and student welfare. I work closely with Student Services, local residents and BANES Council to represent you.

Manifesto points

Diversity and Support

  • Continue to support and encourage D&S groups to work collaboratively on events, information sessions and run joint campaigns across campus alongside other societies within the SU and University departments i.e. LGBT/international students and mental health, ERASMUS and ISA etc.
    PROGRESS 100%
  • Lobby to increase budgets for underfunded D&S groups
    PROGRESS 50%
  • Provide training to media groups at the beginning of the year on how to cover D&S groups respectfully and effectively
    PROGRESS 100%

Volunteering

  • Continue to support and increase the publicity of the work that volunteering groups do within the local community
    PROGRESS 100%

International Students

  • Improve the visibility and quality of the University rent guarantor scheme
    PROGRESS 100%
  • Lobby the University to reduce the number of visa checks
    PROGRESS 100%

Housing

  • Oppose any new plans for unaffordable student housing across Bath by the University, local council, and private developers
    PROGRESS 100%
  • Work with the local council to assess the possibility of students living with elderly residents for cheaper rent to better address the shortfall of housing for students and loneliness amongst the elderly
    PROGRESS 100%
  • Create an extensive housing report clearly outlining the SU position on the current provisions, costs, estate agent experience, quality of housing, and the overall student housing experience
    PROGRESS 30%

Mental Health

  • Launch a campaign addressing the stigmas surrounding male mental health
    PROGRESS 40%
  • Provide sessions on how to effectively support a friend or family member suffering from mental health issues
    PROGRESS 100%

Town and Gown Relations

  • Introduce an active citizen award to encourage student involvement and engagement within the local community
    PROGRESS 10%

Faith

  • Increase the visibility of faith groups on campus and the work that they do, especially during Freshers’ Week and a Faith Awareness Week during the year
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Seek to improve their representation through the Socs Faith and Cultural rep also sitting on the D&S Exec and/or regular meetings with all of the chairs
    PROGRESS 100%

Sport

  • Develop inclusivity strategies for each team's respective Welfare and Inclusivity Officer that are also in line with national governing bodies when necessary
    PROGRESS 100%

#NeverOK

  • Continue to increase the awareness of #NeverOK across campus and work to provide bystander training to as many students as possible
    PROGRESS 100%

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