ABOUT ME

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Describe your role at Cambridge SU:

My job is to represent the interests of Disabled students in university meetings. I also lead the Disabled Students' Campaign, which is a community of students and officers who have a wide range of disabilities, illnesses, mental health conditions, neuro-divergences and more. We would love to have you!

Why did you run for this role?

I ran for this role because I had been involved with the campaign for several years and knew that it made all the difference to have a dedicated and knowledgeable officer advocating for students full time. I have lots of experience and have a wonderful committee behind me; it's going to be a powerful year!

What are your top priorities this year?

I'll be pushing the university to make the transition to online learning as accessible as possible, without abandoning any of the hard-won adjustments already granted to disabled students. I will also be fighting for better support for the Disability Resource Centre, which is the part of the university that helps disabled students to access their education.

What did you study?

I studied Modern and Medieval Languages - German and Russian, with papers in linguistics and Polish. During my degree I gave a conference paper on British and German Sign Languages, and wrote my dissertation on language policy and the sociolinguistics of Tatarstan.

What do you do when you’re not at Cambridge SU?

In my free time I like to volunteer for social causes; I have worked with organisations dealing with homelessness, seeking asylum, protecting vulnerable young people and lots more, which I'm sure will help me to get the most impact out of my time at Cambridge SU!

Favourite place in Cambridge?

I'm very fond of Fitzwilliam College; I chose the same bedroom there for 3 years and always got amazing sunset silhouette views. The students in college are a great community, without the pretences or barriers that you can sometimes find in Cambridge. We also have squirrels.

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MY MANIFESTO & ACCOUNTABILITY documents

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