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Candidate for the position of Vice President Welfare

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Jaimie-Leigh Gauld

The Welfare We Need.

Hi there, I'm Jaimie, a third-year History and Politics student and I am standing to be your next VP of Welfare! In the last academic year, I have myself utilised some of the welfare services that the university offers and believe that with this experience I can help make the process less daunting for those who need it.

In the past semester, I have appeared on BBC News to talk about the hardships students are currently facing and assisted in meetings with the Scottish Government Minister for Education, to secure more funding for students with the ongoing pandemic and the complications this arises.

So, what is my plan?

I will think of every student and their circumstances, this is not an easy time for anyone and circumstances can change very quickly, meaning we need help.

I will stand up for mental health support for students, as this is a time where students are left in the dark and need more support than ever.

I will do everything in my power to ensure that everyone is fairly included, no matter race, gender, sexuality or disability. This should never impact our studies or job prospects.

I promise that every student will not only be listened to but will be heard.

If I am elected my work revolves around students needs and wants and I will do all in my power to ensure these are met as quickly as possible.