Student Rep nominations for 2015/16 are in, and these are the results so far...

We had 34 students nominated across 12 of the departments. 2 of the departments will go to a vote, and the result announced after 5pm on Friday 1st May. Vacancies will be filled when nominations re-open in Sept/Oct, so if you wanted to run for Student Rep there may still be a chance. Meantime ALL election statements are below, so scroll down to find your representative for next year.

 

Africa (Languages and Cultures of...)

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Jonathan Miller

Given that our department is rather small, it has been essential to ensure keen stewardship of its programs through strong student representation and cooperation within the department. Over the past year, I believe that I have been a qualified steward, and that is why I wish to be a student representative for a second year.  Although I have been brought up primarily in the United States education system, I have also gained valuable academic and personal experience by spending a year of high school (at the age of seventeen) abroad in China. Being able to blend what I have learned from being in the United States, China and the United Kingdom, I believe that I can provide crucial wide-ranging perspectives while working as a liaison between students and staff. My past work experience provides me with a strong work ethic and ability to accomplish tasks efficiently. If elected again, I would continue to work to ensure that we, as students, get the most out of our experience at SOAS.

 

 

Development

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Micheil R Page

The Development Studies Department at SOAS is more or less one of a kind. With a diverse range of academics and an international student body, it's shaping one of the most important fields in the changing world today. It's only fair that it should deliver to it's students a worthwhile academic experience in order for all their needs to be met. I will work together with fellow representatives and members within the department in order to refine the system by which they deliver and assign work, communicate with the students, and even try to provide unique experiences for Development Studies Students that can't be found anywhere else.

 

 

Development

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Amira Rady

My main objective is to bring together students in our department through study groups and social events, to facilitate an open and comfortable environment that will further improve academic participation.

I intend to create an online platform in which lecture recordings and student essays could be shared, operating as a communal space where development students would be further encouraged to share relevant material. We could all do more to support each other and ease the process of essay preparation and exam revision.

I would encourage communication between the careers service and us as a department in order to facilitate voluntary placements that are integral for acquiring the vital experiences needed for career development prior to graduating.

As your student rep I would aim to improve communication within our department by liaising closely with both the students and staff, working as an intermediary in further developing the course to fit the diverse needs of its student body.

 

 

Economics

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Adil Ahmed

I was your representative last year and would like to continue my role as I want to ensure that the issues we solved are maintained. These include; our action against the reduction of contact time, creating more events specifically for economics students, providing mark schemes to past papers, department socials. Farah and I have pursued these issues over the year and have been able to deal with most of them. With significant changes happening within our department, it is vital that next year’s reps are committed and active in their roles. Given that I have already learned about the department and am familiar with the processes of taking action, I feel it would be most efficient if I continued representing you and raising any further issues you have to the appropriate members of staff.

Adil Ahmed

 

 

Economics

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Farah Al-Asany

Hey! My name is Farah Al-Adsany I'm currently the 1st year economics student rep and would like to represent you all next year as well. If you have any questions, feel free to come up and ask me! sweet thanks!

 

 

Economics

For Year:  3

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Veronica Jenvild

I am standing for re-election for next year. During my time as your rep, I have enjoyed promoting your issues to the department, the faculty and the school.I have made positive impact and delivered on my last year election promises. I believe that I have been a very friendly and approachable rep. I have not been afraid to raise difficult issues in rep forums and departmental meetings alike. I have consistently maintained enthusiasm to use my impact to support the student experience of UG2. I am most proud of the achievement of the Economics Department Career Mentoring Scheme. Following on my promises last year, I initiated the scheme by liaising with the Department, Careers Service and the Alumni Team. If re-elected, I will continue to push for your interests and positive change, further develop the Mentoring Scheme. I believe that my experience in efficiently raising issues and building relationships within the department and school is valuable when promoting your interests at SOAS.

 

 

Finance and Management

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Shyan Al-Barzangi

Hi everyone! I would love the opportunity to be the student rep for our next academic year as I believe I have shown qualities this year of commitment, perseverance and general teamwork. Having set up a society and leading a group of people, I imagine that I could get all of our opinions across for this upcoming year; whether it be regarding essays, presentations or even teaching styles. If elected, I will certainly try to maintain and develop the organisational skills within this course in order to reach our full potentials; both in terms of communication and preparations with exams.

Thank you for reading and don't forget to vote!

 

 

Finance and Management

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Julia Kotkowska

Hey Guys!

My name is Julia ad I would like to nominate myself to be student representative for our course. I would try to assist you to solve all of the issues where possible and I would be committed to listen to you voice at every level, try to help you make the best use of this course. I would also provide essential link between SOAS, the Union and us. I believe I am reliable, assertive and eager to help my course-mates person. You won’t regret it!

 

 

Finance and Management

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Giuliana Cian

Hi everyone! I chose to nominate myself as student rep for next year, because I did it this year and I enjoyed it. During the year I was able to raise several issues at the Staff-Student meetings regarding problems you had encountered and we happily solved them all (tutorial room issues etc...). Furthermore, I was constantly in touch with many professors to give them feedback and suggestions that many of you had expressed in order to improve the quality of the seminars and tutorials.

I hope you'll give me the chance to represent you again next year.

All The Best!!

 

 

Finance and Management

For Year:  3

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Clemence Chatelin

Since first year I have been one of the most active reps during meetings with our department. Since then, new students to our program have enjoyed some the improvements that y'all talk about in the corridors. The work is not done yet and I look forward to continue being quiet a challenge in the room ;)

 

 

Finance and Management

For Year:  3

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Vera Petersson

Hi fellow students,

I have represented our little group since freshers and I would love to represent us in our final year. I will continue bringing up voiced issues during department meetings and make sure that we are all heard.

Vote for me!!

Vera

 

 

History

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED BY STUDENT VOTE

Ahmed Mahamoud Ahmed

I should be voted as student rep because I will do my best to make your degree experience to be as straightforward as possible. My goal during meetings would be to openly discuss with academics how the students are coping with studies and how the experiences could be more enhanced, by factoring the students concerns. My personal character is someone who constantly seeks to push themselves forward at every opportunity available therefore I applied for this position. I am hoping that my ambition for a successful degree at University will enable me to be an excellent student rep. My communication skills especially listening to others is a great asset as it will suite my position for this role. This is because I will be able to take on board other people’s views by attentively listening to others, thus will be open and approachable. By gathering the student’s perceptions I will then be able to transfer this to the academics as my open demeanour will allow them to adhere to my comments.

 

 

History

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED BY STUDENT VOTE

Nisha Phillipps

Hi there everyone,

I have had a lovely time being your first year history representative and would like the opportunity to continue to represent you next year. I feel like I have learnt a lot, but that I still have a lot to learn in order to make sure that all of your concerns are recognised and that your studies at SOAS continue to be enjoyable.

There are several goals that I have for next year. I would like to organise an history alumni event and networking session (which is currently in the works) to show you the opportunities that a history degree can give you. I would also like to organise more student events, including a trip to the archives at Kew. Finally, I would like to make sure that Black History month and Women’s History month do not go without celebration at SOAS, ideally organising events or lectures to commemorate these.

By working with you all I want to make sure that everyone can get the most out of their history degree.

Love,

Nisha

 

 

History

For Year:  3

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Juhi Verma

I think I would be a suitable candidate for this role as I have been the History rep alongside Abigail for the past two years. I have the skills and ability to voice your opinions to the department and the school and allow you to be effectively represented in all decisions. Me and Abigail have always been the go-to people for any student queries and I hope to do the same for you all next year if you vote for me. Thank you.

 

 

History Art & Archeaology

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Ruby Wallace

As you know, I was student rep this first year, and I really enjoyed the job. Being able to help students out both individually and as a year, communicating with our lecturers and the school to get better results, was really satisfying and interesting, and I'd love the opportunity to be able to help again.

If I was elected as second year student rep, I'd build upon the experiences I gained this year. Two things I know already I want to help change: I want to help get the department better organised in terms of online learning materials, which it was lacking in this year, and I want to push for more trips that have Art Historical and Archaeological relevance. If I'm elected, I'll help organise us as a year to push for these things, I want to help make sure we all get as much as we can out of our degrees!

 

 

History Art & Archeaology

For Year:  3

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Jessica Anne Rahardjo

As a third-year History of Art student, I am passionate in helping fellow students make the best out of their time here at SOAS. While I greatly enjoy my course, there are still many issues that need to be addressed.

On the top of my priorities are issues surrounding course sign-ups (delayed sign-ups, course clashes, administrative problems etc.) and efficacy of teaching (and learning) methods. Additionally, with the increase of new course options, we often find that the resources in the library haven't quite kept up with the demand!

I aim to:

- Gather feedback about courses and the programme in general

- Help improve learning experience, especially for students with specific needs and learning difficulties, by bringing points of suggestion into department meetings

- Assist, whenever possible, students who may encounter difficulties with their studies and/or administrative issues with the department

 

 

Japan & Korea

For Year:  3

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Linda Kankkonen

As a student, rep I would do my best to be the voice of the students that I'm representing within the department and the school. To me this means helping students to communicate with the department staff or direct them to the right resources by being readily available in person or via email, l if it makes the students feel more at ease and solve issues that arise as fast as possible. My aim is not only to help present students, but to also help the future students by dealing with possible issues to the best of my ability and make studying in SOAS the best possible experience to everyone.

 

 

Japan & Korea

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Nima Mudey

I've been the rep for the first year so most people probably know me or at least know of me. It hasn't always been the easiest ride but I have enjoyed it and I hope you guys know that you can count on me when it gets tough. I'll definitely try harder in the new year and make sure that if anyone has any problems that I will try to help them or if I can't find someone else who can.

Good luck to everyone with exams, I know it's hard but we can get through it~ ????!

 

 

Japan & Korea

For Year:  3

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Anna Neuhauss

Hey guys! I'm gonna keep this simple and short :) I nominated myself to become a student rep in my second year which made me more aware of my course and helped me to interact with more students. As this will be my last year at SOAS (time flies!) I would love to become the student rep for my department again and get to know as many people as possible. Hopefully I will be able to help more students out and make everyone's university life more comfortable and enjoyable! SOAS is a great place to meet many people with different backgrounds and interests and I would love to make my final year a year to remember with my other students from my course, I would be grateful if you could vote for me :)

 

 

Japan & Korea

For Year:  3

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Chloe Michaud

Hey, I'm running for student rep for our year abroad! I want to make sure that everyone has the best possible experience next (academic) year and I think it's really important to have smooth and clear communication between students and staff, especially during a period when we can obviously no longer conveniently meet them face to face. I hope to be able to relay any opinions or concerns so that the year abroad can be as stress free as possible (because honestly we all deserve it!). I feel like I’m approachable to most people, and therefore I hope it would be easy to talk to me about any concerns that may arise. ??? aka ???????

 

 

Law

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED BY STUDENT VOTE

Safra AND Noura Abughris

SAFRA & NOURA :

ACADEMIC:

Something to get you through those caffeine heavy 2am nights …

ON-GOING REVISION: Once a month, we plan on arranging study sessions to go over each module to tackle the main objectives, consolidate your learning and catch up on any topic or point that you are not sure about.

EXAM & COURSEWORK : Study groups will also be arranged to hold discussions about coursework questions and bounce ideas of each other.

ESSAY BANK: A place where you can access older students notes     and access other useful resources as well as, past exam questions and answers.

SOCIAL:

CHILL SESSIONS: Organised social nights where you can all kick back from stress and get to know each other better

NETWORKING EVENTS: We are going  to be collaborating a lot with the Law Society  to ensure second year students are fully in the loop and aware of all the great opportunities available to them.

First Year was practise …. Second year is GAME TIME!

 

 

Near and Middle East (Languages and Cultures of...)

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Melissa Plant

No matter how much pain the Arabic language gives us students, I have a deep, nerdy love for it, and by applying to become class rep for 2nd year Arabic students, I intend to ease our journeying into the depths of grammar, vocabulary and other scary stuff. I intend to organise regular group study sessions, held in private spaces so that we are able to collaborate effectively on our studies. I would like to put energy into creating a regular spoken Arabic practise group for us, if possible enlisting the help of native speakers and year 4 students. I will energetically forward complaints and suggestions to the department and try to take an active role in changing the course for the better! I would also help to facilitate students' choices for the upcoming year abroad.

And aside from all that educational stuff - I will work to organise a class social at least once every term. We deserve to celebrate, especially after those tests!

 

 

Politics

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Isabel Langdale

Hi everybody,

I'd love to be your student rep and if I was elected I would enact the following commitments.

•             Have a regular email detailing talks and events at SOAS and elsewhere that would be of interest to Politics and International relations students.

•             Create  a more dynamic engaging feedback system- less forms!

•             Continue the mentoring programmes.

•             Arrange and improve upon Politics and IR socials so that everyone can continue to get to know each other.

I like to think I'm very approachable, so please come and ask me if you have any questions/ or to chat.

 

 

Politics

For Year:  3

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Alessandra Pulzella

I believe being a student rep is not an easy task. I have been student rep for five consecutive years at high school and then during my first year at SOAS for the Arabic 100 class. The requests and responsibilities student reps have to deal with are not simple. I believe the main job is to listen and pay attention to each and every person who wants to stand up for what he/she thinks. I would love to do this for you. I am perfectly aware that we are a strongly heterogeneous group: we can debate together, talk, share ideas and raise our voices to build an even better community, where everybody's needs will be expressed and taken into account. This is the only thing I can promise: to be willing to listen to you. If you give me the chance to do so, I will do my best to tackle each and every issue you will want to deal with.

 

 

Religions

For Year:  2

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Monique Bell

I have spent my first year at SOAS representing the Study of Religions students, getting to know them, hearing their experiences and regularly attending department meetings. I have made sure I am available to students letting them know about the different ways to contact me in case they have any department related issues. I would like to represent the Religions students for a second year to keep getting to know you all and maintain consistency in our year group. I believe my approachable manner, consistent interaction with the department and willingness to go the extra mile for students demonstrates that I am the right candidate for this position.

 

 

Religions

For Year:  3

 

ELECTED UNOPPOSED

Shmailish Anwar

My name is Shmailish Anwar,  but I go by Mai. From almost last two year, I have experience in being a student representative at  SOAS. It was indeed a great pleasure for me to work for us last two years in an effort to facilitate our studies within the department.

I  have gained a lot of experience as a student representative, such as putting forward pupils' suggestions and issues with the any topic relating to the department of Study of Religions.

I enjoy working with and helping people. If you vote for me as your student rep, I will take your comments, problems and general feedback seriously and I will ensure your voices are heard at meetings.

 

 

 

Page last updated: 07 May 2015 12:40

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25th January 5pm - 6pm
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20th March 6pm - 7pm
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