Lere - Community Officer

Olalere Bamigbade

VP Community and Welfare


My name's Olalere and this is my second year as the VP Community and Welfare Officer for the University of Wolverhampton Students Union

Degree:

Business Management

Proudest achievement so far:

Making it to the end of Uni and being able to balance my work with my society work commitments

Fun fact about me:

I used to run for Northamptonshire County Council back when I was in school. This is something that I’d like to encourage other students in doing.

What I am hoping to achieve this year:

I would like to help all students with their mental health and welfare, help international students to gain bursaries from the University and improve student employability and skills development opportunities.

My role as VP Community and Welfare:

  • To support and represent the student community on issues such as housing, transport, health and wellbeing as well as students place in the wider community.

  • Support Wolves SU in the delivery of SU plans, being a lead on campus development and representing the diverse body of student needs and interests to the relevant University departments.

 

Talk to me about...


Mental Health campaigns and concerns

Accessibility needs and allyship

Joining or creating a society

Housing and accommodation concerns

Contact me

Phone on 01902 322117

Email at UWSUCommunity@wlv.ac.uk

 

My objectives for this year are:

  1. Improving student mental health. Including a mentor programme and a student Nightline/Helpline.

  2. Bursary system for international students.

  3. Implementing avenues and opportunities of entrepreneurship; women and men in business.

  4. Enhancements to Officer website presence such as easier to reach officers and staff.

 

Objectives Tracker

 

1. Improving student mental health. Including a mentor programme and a student Nightline/Helpline.

Work Undertaken So Far

  • Initial conversations had about the implementation of wellbeing classes (such as Yoga) to the event programme. Lere has liaised with the Business Development Manager and this is now a feature within the SU rolling calendar of events.
  • Unfortunately, Birmingham Nightline services were suspended over the last Academic year. A meeting was scheduled to discuss other options with one of our Trustees.

Work Remaining

  • Continue discussion around alternative options.

 

2. Bursary system for international students.

Work Undertaken So Far

  • A request has been made for international student officers to have their visa paid by the university. A proposal was to be submitted to CMT for consideration.

Work Remaining

  • Continue work with university colleagues.

 

3. Implementing avenues and opportunities of entrepreneurship; women and men in business.

Work Undertaken So Far

  • Conversations have been started with SPEED enterprise.

Work Remaining

  • This has been highlighted as a key theme in the Strategic Plan research. Lere will continue to work with Ravi on this.

 

Enhancements to Officer website presence such as easier to reach officers and staff.

Work Undertaken So Far

  • SU on Tour has been pitched and discussed which will encompass four strands including Officer drop-in surgeries on Zoom. This will aid presence and reach within digital delivery and be reviewed in line with Government guidance about on-campus presence.
  • The webpage has been created for this.

Work Remaining

  • Continue to update the website and work towards optimum accessibility.
  • Continue the student and SU staff mixers that we trialled during Welcome week.

 

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