Name: Natasha White

Hall: Falk-Egg

Course: International Relations

Running for: VP Welfare and Diversity

As Global Development Officer on the current Union Exec, Natasha White knows what it takes to put on a good campaign. Giving praise to Isobel Ford for how she has carried out the role this year, White intends to build on things such as Diwali, and the Better Decisions campaign. But White also has new ideas she wishes to bring in if elected, such as academic support throughout the year, celebrating the beginning and end of Ramadan and introducing an additional international day, recognising the popularity of the event this year.

1.      Why are you running for this position?

After spending time as global development officer on exec and working with Izzy, I realised how much I enjoy representing the students and throwing events that celebrate welfare and diversity side of things.

2.      What makes you more suited than other candidates?

I care a lot about the welfare of the students and I believe that celebrating their diversity is really important. I think being in Exec has taught me that.

3.      Tell us a bit about your campaign theme

It is the same theme I used as Global Development Officer, which is Natasha Snow White. I chose it because the seven dwarves represent the seven continents, which is relevant in terms of celebrating diversity. It represents everyone as a whole. It’s a nice theme because it’s quite light-hearted, I think people can relate to it and recognise it. You can’t go wrong with Disney; I’m obsessed with it, so I managed to get my personal flair a little bit into it as well.

4.      What would you say is the most important aspect of your manifesto?

Because it has quite affected me a lot this year as a third year, one of the things that I want to do this year, is provide support the students all year round. I want to expand the support so that a couple more times a year, we are in the library supporting students. Students who have a lot more coursework do need the support. Maybe if we gave out revision plans and support from the beginning of the year, there would be less stress coming up to the coursework deadlines and exam period.

5.      In one sentence, why should people vote for you

I think that because I am a genuinely compassionate person and  I do have the students interests at heart and I know that it is a one year job, but it is a one year job in which everything I do would mean something. I think that I’m well equipped to think about what students want.


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