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Welfare & Diversity Officer Blog

Hi I’m Dan and you elected me to be your Welfare & Diversity 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.

Before being elected, I studied Psychology. During my time as a student I have been the President of the Psychology Society, and a student voice rep for two years. In my free time I enjoy gaming, going to the gym, volunteering with young offenders and going to the pub with friends.

Talk to me about:

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

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My first week as your Welfare and Diversity Officer


My first week as an elected officer has been insightful. I have learnt about the four distinct views of a sabbatical officer; a representative, activist, trustee, and remit role (for me this is welfare & diversity). I have learnt about the history of Student Unions, their charity status and how Government legislation has an impact on Student Union functionalist and our relationship with universities.

On the third day I learnt more about marketing and communication style which provided me with some imperative skills to develop better campaigns ensuring that they are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time specific.) For me one of the more tricker aspects of the training week was not only learning about the SU UGM’s (union general meetings) and the different cogs in the democratic system. Regardless of this, I cannot wait till my first UGM as an officer.

Currently, I am looking forward to getting on with my pre-term manifesto work before students arrive back on campus for the start of term. This includes trying to lobby the University over accommodation, start creating resources around my Eat Good to Feel Good wellbeing campaign and set up a mature buddy scheme system.


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