AMERICA FABIANA PARDO-GOMEZ
Wellbeing

 

ABOUT America

Hi all, I'm America, your Wellbeing Officer for 2020/21. I’m optimistic about the year ahead and the changes that can be made within The Union and the University. I love helping people out and I hope that I can help you feel connected and heard within your university life.

I’m from a minority ethnic background and have had my fair share of difficult times, so I know what it’s like to feel a bit out of the loop with stuff at times. I’ll be available to help you whenever you need it — just shoot me a quick e-mail or message on social media, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I hope that a socially distanced campus won't get in the way of socialising and network building, but if you feel there’s something that’s missing, or that something needs to be done differently, just let me know. I hope you can feel comfortable and get stuck into this uni year with confidence that there are all kinds of support that The Union can offer you.

MORE ABOUT MY ROLE

The Wellbeing Officer focuses on issues affecting all aspects of non-academic student life, working with other officers to create positive change.

They represent students on accommodation issues, including halls, residences and private landlords, and can lead campaigns on community issues affecting students.

The Wellbeing Officer works with student volunteers and campaigners on areas of student life and wellbeing.

 

MY GOALS

 

Completed

+ union shop offering more sustainable options.

+ talking to the university about their finances and investments and more.

+ greater knowledge about sexual health.

+ Organise drop in sessions with Eclipse for students who are struggling with substance abuse.

 

In Progress

+ Highlighting and broadcasting help already available.

+ Discuss rent rebates with the university.

+ Buddy system.

+ more access to knowledge about screening around manchester.

+ greater accessibility to products.

+ Mental Health and Sports campaign.

+ Sexual assault and consent on campus.

+ helping student groups engage in sustainability.

+ Giving students with disabilities a voice.

+ Helping students with Liberation groups feel safer through building online communities.

 

Not started

+ Ensure property owners are working with you instead of against you.

+ Alternatives should you have issues with the accommodation you have chosen.

+ mugs to borrow at the café.

+ creating new networks for freshers.

My blog

GET IN TOUCH

I’m trying to make sure that the community that we have still strives in offering students the best university experience.

Email: s.u.wellbeing@mmu.ac.uk

Phone: 0161 247 6519