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Union Development & Democracy Officer Blog

Hey! I’m Jade and I’m your Union Development and Democracy Officer for this year. It’s my job to help develop Keele SU to make sure it’s responding to the needs of students. I also make sure students feel represented, while acting as a voice for Keele students on issues and campaigns they care about in the University, local community and nationally. 

At Keele I have studied a BA in Politics with Sociology and an MA in Human Rights. As a student, I held a part-time officer role and attended many clubs and society events. Outside of University, I love game nights with my friends, going shopping, listening to JLS and laughing at my own jokes. 

Talk to me about:

  • Making KeeleSU a more welcoming place for everyone
  • The facilities and services that students need
  • Empowering the student voice

 

Email me at su.uddofficer@keele.ac.uk or contact me on social media below: 

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A response from Aaron Bell about the Ukraine crisis

On 4th March, we sent an email on behalf of the SU to Mr Aaron Bell MP calling for harsher sanctions and addressing the appalling visa policy for Ukrainian refugees. Last week, I received a letter of reply. Aaron attached a letter that he co-signed to the Prime Minister pressing the Home Secretary to do more in providing sanctuary to these refugees.

Due to the letter, the Home Secretary announced the scheme to be expanded and the definition has been extended to include parents, grandparents, adult offspring, siblings and their immediate family members. The number of VISAs granted have risen from 50 to 5,500 since the letter was sent. Although the response does not address all of our concerns, it shows that through actions like these, you can make changes that you’d like to see!  

If you would like to write to your local MP about the Ukraine crisis, you can do so using our template letter. To find your local MP please visit https://www.theyworkforyou.com/. If you are registered to vote in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, then you can write to Aaron Bell MP by emailing aaron.bell@parliament.uk (make sure to include your own address). 

For any support or further information, please visit our Ukraine updates webpage

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