Manchester Metropolitan University Students' Union
 

ANNA WELSH President

ABOUT ANNA

Hi everyone, I’m Anna and I’m your Students Union President for this year! Last year I was your first ever Societies & Development Officer and I loved working with all the students into societies so much I decided to run to be your president so I could work with even more of you. I graduated in 2018 from a Mathematics degree and whilst I was a student I was heavily involved with societies. Last year during my role I got into Cheerleading and competed alongside the Level 1 team, it was an amazing experience and I hope to continue with them this year. If there’s ever anything you need please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me!

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.

 

 

SEPTEMBER UPDATE

 

It’s been a busy couple of months settling into my new role, I’ve been learning a lot and doing a lot of planning for the year ahead. It’s been great to see how our welcome plans have developed over the summer and I’m really excited to take part in as many things as possible throughout welcome week. I’m also looking forward to getting properly started on my goals for this year, keep an eye out for me on campus and let me know if there’s anything you need!

MY GOALS

 

REACHING OUT TO STUDENTS - in progress 

 

This is something I’m going to work on during term one. Making sure I’m out on the campus and talking to as many students as possible. I’ll bring a hot topic question with me so if you have anything you’d like me to ask and find the answer to- let me know! Just look out for a red banner with ‘Student Officers’ on it and you’ll know I’m nearby.

 

UNION BAR DOOR - in progress

 

A few of you have complained about the door to the union door no longer being disabled accessible, that feedback has come to us and we are going to rectify this! I’m currently working with the University and Union staff to get this sorted.

 

LAUNCHING REPORT AND SUPPORT - in progress

 

Last year I was part of the working group for a system called report & support, this is a system for students to use to report on sexual harassment, violence and hate crime on campus. I’m looking forward to seeing the system be launched and how it can better help all MMU students.

 

GETTING SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM - in progress

 

At the NUS National Conference this year MMU got policy passed to put the wheels in motion to help get more support for students with autism. This year I want to work with the university to see the policy implemented.

 

DECOLONISING THE CURRICULUM - in progress

 

I’m currently doing research into decolonisation and what it means to the university experience, I’ll be looking into the ways the University can use this to make the education more inclusive and how this will help our students achieve more.

 

PERIOD PROJECT - in progress

 

I’m picking up this project from our previous president to ensure this issue is continually tackled for years to come, creating more awareness of it on campus and making it accessible to all. As part of this I will be starting conversations with the University around joining us in this issue.

 

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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