Based on the manifestos you elected them on, feedback from LJMU students, and research nationally this year your Student Officers will be focusing on the following priority campaigns:
President - Angelina
-Work on gender equality and womens liberation by introducing free self defence classes, assertiveness training and an International Womens Day event.
-Work on increasing awareness of tenancy rights and stopping joint liability contracts, in a joint campaign with Liverpool Hope and University of Liverpool.
-Increase awareness of LJMU policy, especially around finances, as well as campaigning to improve them.
Vice President Academic Quality - Julia
-Introduce free language courses, accessible to all LJMU students, alongside the Library.
-Assess and respond to postgraduate needs.
-Increase support for the International student journey, especially with employability, as well as celebrating them by running an International Day event.
Vice President Activities - Fiona
-Evaluate funding for clubs and societies.
-Researching barriers to joining a club or a society in order to identify areas for support, and increase membership.
-Enhance intersociety communication through a newsletter.
Vice President Community - Howisha
-Continue raising awareness of mental health, whilst campaigning to improve university services.
-Better range of food options on campus, eg Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free and Halal.
-Celebrate diversity with different events like Black History Month.
-Continue work on combating sexual violence.
We also run a number of campaigns in conjunction with LJMU and other external organisations in the city. These include:
Leave Liverpool Tidy
Leave Liverpool Tidy is a ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ project which aims to reduce the amount of reusable items going to landfill across Merseyside. The project is a collaborative scheme between JMSU, Liverpool Guild of Students, Liverpool City Council and other organisations and charities in Liverpool. As part of this, we ask you not to throw away items when you move out of accommodation, but to donate them to our scheme.
Student Safety Awareness
Liverpool is one of the safest cities to live in the UK, however unfortunate events do happen on a very rare occasion. We run a number of different safety campaigns throughout the year, to ensure you know exactly what support is available to you and how you can keep yourself safe!
Every year JMSU hosts an annual awards celebration to recognise LJMU staff and Student Reps who have made a big impact on the student community through the academic year. This campaign is about really listening to student feedback and finding out what’s working for you, what makes you feel happier and more confident, and the little things people do that make a big difference – and then working with the University to spread that best practice all across LJMU.
Remember these campaigns will only be successful if you get involved! If you’d like to know more about the campaigns we run and how to get involved, please get in contact.