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Candidate for the position of Vice President Inclusion

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Chinweuju Nzewi

Inclusive Education – Better Education

I am Chinweuju Nzewi and I want to be your next Vice President Inclusion. Being from a minority background I’m aware of the challenges facing the student body. I’m committed to the principle of equality and diversity and would like your support to create a better, fairer Strathclyde. If elected I will:

  • Develop all-inclusive events tailored to the diversity of Strathclyde students.
  • Tackle grading bias by launching an inquiry into which departments adhere to university anonymous marking guidelines.
  • Fight against racial injustice on campus and nationally with the National Union of Students (NUS) Black students’ campaign.
  • Organise diversity and inclusion training for societies to ensure that they are equipped to recognise subtle discriminations and exclusive practices.
  • Establish a peer support network for students who feel underrepresented.
  • Campaign for a more robust and better advertised international student support fund.
  • Lobby the university to reintroduce funded scholarships for asylum seekers.
  • Work with campus trade unions, such as the UCU, in their ongoing equality and diversity initiatives.
  • Ensure that students of faith have adequate prayer space.
  • Work with the Strathclyde’s Mature Student Association on a joint campaign to assess how Covid-19 has impacted mature student’s experience of university and their ability to access support. 
  • Ensure that students with disabilities have their mitigating circumstances taken into account, by surveying postgraduate teachers to identify if they are being informed of students’ anonymised mitigating circumstances information.

As the current VP of Nigerian society, I’m experienced at putting across students’ voices.