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Welfare & Internationalisation Officer Blog

Hi I’m Miles and you elected me to be your Welfare and Internationalisation Officer. My job is to ensure that students across all disciplines and levels of study feel that they are included and that they have a positive experience of their time here at Keele. This includes sitting on panels, running campaigns, and emphasise accessibility and inclusivity as well as deal with any problems the student body might experience personally and they need support and guidance.

I studied psychology and counselling at Keele before being elected as the welfare and internationalisation Officer at the Students’ Union. As a student, I also worked at the SU as a first aider. In my spare time, I also enjoy playing video games, cooking and the odd Jackbox games night. My favourite band is currently Nothing But Thieves!

 

Talk to me about:

  • Mental health campaigns and concerns
  • International Student Inclusivity and Diversity
  • Accessibility needs and allyship

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Want to find out more about my plans this year?

My report for AGM!

Climate justice.
Action points - what i’ve done.

  • We provided transport for students attending the climate strikes on the 29th of november and will continue to do so for upcoming climate strike actions.
  • Have been in contact with students unions in the midlands regarding creating a regional collaborative project on sustainability and climate justice.
  • I am in discussions at panels regarding student engagement and the implications of missing lectures for various reasons. 
  • We are sharing posts on our current social media.
  • Have been in touch with an active member of the climate justice working group at Keele regarding working on marketing strategies and tricks to spread the word more effectively. 

LGBT+ representation.

  • We are running the #NeverOK campaign continuously throughout the year to inform students how to report and what the campaign is.
  • The LBGT+ society held a great set of events throughout Trans awareness week and trans day of remembrance in collaboration with the students' union.
  • I am still campaigning for the importance of accessible gender neutral toilets at various committees and boards.
  • I am investigating into the implementation of sharing out RADAR keys - have spoken to LGBT+ society about ordering in 2/3s for a pack online. (We are working to support a delivery of RADAR keys to students, but have had a few obstacles - in order to keep progress moving our stewards and myself are more than happy to help students acquire RADAR keys.). 
     

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