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Candidate for the position of Vice President Welfare

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Tierney Kimmins-McLoughlin

Passionately advocating for your wellbeing

I’m a 4th year marketing student who joined the university in 3rd year from City of Glasgow College. With personal experience of financial difficulties, mental ill-health and housing challenges, I understand the hardships facing our students, which have in many cases been exacerbated by the effects of the pandemic. 
I am committed to fighting for the support you need, not only regarding your studies, but for your wider wellbeing too. I have recently benefited from the university's mental health support services and plan to strengthen this offering by advocating for a more joined up mental health approach, focused on prevention and early intervention. I believe in the strength of these services and can personally attest to their positive impacts, and hope to increase accessibility to students while minimising stress to the individual.
I’m also passionate about inclusion and widening access to higher education, issues which are important to me as someone from a low-income background. Many students lack familial support for their studies, and I hope to build on the union’s existing work to create a community & family within the university, particularly for care-experienced, mature and estranged students.
With coronavirus continuing to impact every facet of the student experience, I will focus on key issues such as employability & career planning, loneliness & isolation, and ensuring teaching is accessible for all students regardless of their circumstances.
With my personal experience and passion for student wellbeing, you can trust me to be your voice for welfare in our union.