Hello everyone! I'm Heloisa (she/they), your ENSA Vice President for Reps & Volunteers for 2020/21. I just graduated from a degree in Festival and Event management and have been living in Edinburgh for the past 4 years.
In my job, I'm mainly in charge of the Programme Representation system - from elections to training, to feedback.
But this isn't the only thing that I plan to do. My manifesto points mainly focus on:
- Assuring an increase in Rep engagement.
- Increasing and improving ecologically sustainable practices in and around the University.
- Making Napier more inclusive to international and exchange students.
These are issues that I am passionate about because:
- I am a climate activist and I want to be able to also make a change at a University level.
- I was a Rep on my course for the past 2 years and I want to keep representing Napier students.
- Being an EU student and having gone on ERASMUS, I also understand the challenges of studying abroad.
I can't wait to meet all of you!
Follow me on Facebook: @VPrepsVols
A few things that I have done in my first month are:
- Networking with officers from other Student Associations from across Scotland and the UK to discuss different topics such as freshers week, Black Lives Matter (BLM), sustainability, Covid-19 and sexual misconduct.
- Planning to make the Student Representative system more inclusive and reduce inequalities by collecting data about who the Reps are. This will help us understand is any minorities are underrepresented in our Rep system.
- Becoming a board member of the Digital Support Partnership project to make sure that students can have the best online learning experience possible. In these meetings, I defend the views and interests of the students regarding online classes.
- Meeting with the University principal and different Uni staff to talk about my manifesto points and how we can work on them in collaboration.
- Working to end sexual misconduct in and around campus by introducing online consent training for all new students & working with associations to help support survivors of sexual violence.
- Meeting with the new BAME society to define what our plans are for BLM, Black History Month and a no-tolerance policy of racial discrimination on campus.
- Engaging on Facebook and Instagram to keep students updated and to offer support at a distance.