EVELYN SWEENEY
President

 

She/They

ABOUT EVELYN

I’m Evelyn, your President elect for this academic year. I’m from Lancashire and I came to Manchester in 2015 to do Photography, later switching to English.

During my time at Manchester Met I was involved in a variety of societies: I was on the committee for the Rock Society, and a member of Gamers, Nerds, LGBT+ and Feminist societies – later going onto becoming Chair of the Societies Council.

Societies were an important part of my university experience – they’re how I made friends and met people who were into the same things as me. Because of that, I decided to run for the Societies and Development Officer 19/20. Being elected into that position was so exciting and I enjoyed being an officer so much that I wanted to run again for President.

My focus for this year is to work with the rest of the Officer Team to do our best to support students through everything that’s happening right now. I want to make sure that Manchester remains as safe as possible for all students and ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed.

I live in Northern Quarter with my best friend and my pet snake, Levi. In my free time, you can find me listening to too much Taylor Swift and playing video games. I’m also currently trying (and failing) to learn ukulele. If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to contact me about anything.

MORE ABOUT MY ROLE

The President is The Union’s lead officer who has a chief role in representing students at Manchester Met and they line-manage the other Officers. They have a huge say on the direction we take on key issues and campaigns aimed at improving the overall student experience. The President champions the work of The Union, leads our public image and is a governor at the University to influence key decisions for students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY GOALS

 

Completed

 

+ Support students financial, wellbeing and academic needs as they start their year.

+ Introduce space that is more cultivated for different groups of students, including better suited Prayer Spaces and more Study Space

+ Promote the existing resources available to students that fall under into Widening Participation categories (Care Leavers, Estranged Students, Carers and First-Generation Students).

+ Work to finalise Carbon Neutrality plans with the University.

+ Hold Manchester City Council to account now that they have declared a climate emergency, ensuring they fulfill their targets that they have set out to achieve.

+ Continue on my work last year and work to change the narrative of safety in Manchester, working with students to highlight the key areas to improve.

+ Continue to support the #MisogynyIsAHateCrime Campaign, allowing women to report cases of misogyny as a hate crime. in Manchester.

+ Work to improve student’s rent prices across campus and Manchester.

 

In Progress

  

+ Work to improve commuting student’s fees for those travelling from outside the city centre.

+ Support the #KillTheBill Campaign, supporting the right to protest in different movements.

 

Not started/Paused due to COVID-19

 

+ Introduce a Waste Awareness Campaign to campus.

+ Diversifying sexual health products that can be found on campus, to be more inclusive.

 

My blog

Evelyn Sweeney.

GET IN TOUCH

If you need anything, please come and see us! If you would like to learn more, please get in touch!

Email: s.u.president@mmu.ac.uk

Phone: 0161 247 6524