Ayokunle Falana
for Union Affairs Officer

Give this school a change

About Ayokunle

I’m standing for the Students’ Union President, because I know that my experience over the year has former Vice-President University of East London Students’ Union and current PhD student in Science and engineering will help me rebuild our Union and enabled me ready and confident to take on the role.

Ayokunle's promises

  1. Resourcing Activities 
    We need to develop and expand our Activities strategies and structure to meet the growing demand of students.
  2. Your Degree in Practice 
    Universities should also serve as a space for individual skill and practice development, as well as academic.
  3. Proactive Solidarity
    We have a socially responsive duty as an academic institution that our education is accessible to the most vulnerable.
  4. A Democratic Education

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As your Students' Union President if elected I aim to,

  1. Resourcing Activities
    We need to develop and expand our Activities strategies and structure to meet the growing demand of students.
    • Democratic Activities infrastructure
    • Establish perk systems for Sports and Society members, working with members of the Gym, SU Shop, to ensure integration, and discounted & easy use of these services.
    • Expanded Activities Team, in terms of funding, but also staffing and administrative support
    • A larger budget for Societies for events and campaigns
    • More parking space for our students
    • Training and support for Programme Reps. Media and Society Officers
       
  2. Your Degree in Practice
    Universities should also serve as a space for individual skill and practice development, as well as academic. I propose three ways to do this:
    • Cross Departmental Collaboration for expanded module options
    • Establish connections with Further Education (FE) Institutions, public and private sector organisations, and local entities for work placements and experience
    • Incorporate employability in modules
       
  3. Proactive Solidarity
    We have a socially responsive duty as an academic institution that our education is accessible to the most vulnerable, as well acting as platform for social and political change in our local and wider communities.
    • Maintain our identity as a strong, campaigning Union
    • Lobbying to bring back the Postgraduate Work Study Visa for International Students’, as well as defend our rights to rent without demonization
    • Lobby for housing rent caps, as well as comprehensive tenant’s rights
       
  4. A Democratic Education
    I will continue the fight for a student-centered education that engages, reaches, and supports all our student body.
    • Continuing to Liberate the Curriculum through reading lists, assessment and feedback methods, and pedagogical approaches
    • Tackling the Black student attainment gap, which currently sits nationwide at 20%
    • Integration of Mature, Part Time, Student Parents, International, and Postgrad students into the Students’ Union, through developing services and spaces that meet their unique needs.

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