Hello, my name is Susanna and I am the Advice Caseworker for the student's union. This role was introduced to help support and empower students who may be facing difficulties regarding academic or welfare issues. I have been working for the SU for 7 years and I have really enjoyed working with SOASians. I was a master's student at SOAS back in 2007 so I have very fond memories of my SOAS experience! Since then, I have been living and working in London. Previously to this role I was the Welfare Adviser for the University of Westminster and prior to this I worked in the social care sector supporting vulnerable adults.
Juggling personal life with your studies and other personal commitments can be challenging and overwhelming. If you are having a difficult time and need someone to talk to whether it's about your studies or something personal, then you can come and speak to me. I provide a warm, non- judgemental and confidential space where we can explore together how you can get the right kind of help and support.
I’ll be working closely with the Co-Presidents to help solve any academic or welfare issue and to make sure students get good, independent advice on issues they raise. Please come and say hi!