I’m Jess, and you elected me as your Vice President Welfare and Community for this year!
My role is to ensure that your wellbeing is the University’s priority, working on issues from mental health to housing. I also sit on the Students' Union's (SU) Board of Trustees, which allows me to ensure we’re working to fulfil the SU’s purpose - making student’s lives better.
I studied Politics at undergraduate level with an interest in local government, and it is this that led to me becoming a member of the SU’s Community Committee, which allowed me to co-ordinate my own projects in the local community. I’ve also been involved with the student movement during this time, campaigning on issues including refugee awareness and free education.
I’m into true crime documentaries, Gavin and Stacey and feminist theory.
During my time as VP Welfare and Community I want to embed a network of mental health support within the schools structure, ensuring effective and efficient support for the most vulnerable students. I also want to protect students against rogue landlords, and integrate students within local communities through fun volunteering opportunities.
From being a part of this generation of students that are affected by cutbacks to vital services, inflated rent and rising fees, I am committed to ensuring your experience at Leeds Beckett is a positive one.