I’m Nothando, a MSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering student, and I want your voice to be heard.
I’m standing for VP Inclusion because, I believe we all have a voice and we all deserved to be heard, whether we are disabled, Muslim, African, Asian, European, International, mature, trans, queer or non-binary. All our voices matter!
Inclusion and diversity to me means embracing and celebrating our differences, for they make us great and colourful. As a feminist, I am passionate about equality, inclusivity, and my work will thrive to recognise intersectionality and sensitivity to the diverse experiences of ALL #Strathclyders
My experiences as an International student and as a Managing Director of #WomenInEngineeringEswatini, has opened my eyes to the struggles that different marginalised individuals face, and I want to ensure that the university is a more open and inclusive space for all.
If elected I will work on:
- International Diversity fair and Culture week
- Black and Minority History Month celebrations
- Anti-racism, report hate crime campaign
- Mental health talks on wellness, anxiety and depression
- Leadership workshops for marginalised groups
- Inclusivity trainings for clubs and societies
- Ensure liberation officers receive training
- Diverse entertainment program at the union
- I will listen to you:
- Host a monthly Coffee Break and hear your concerns
- I will speak on your behalf:
- Report concerns and discriminations
- Engage with external organisations for expert advice and services
- I will keep stakeholders accountable for your needs:
- University Diversity Review (room for improvement?)