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Candidate for the position of Student Parents, Guardians and Carers Officer

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Hasab Osman

Hi, I’m Hasab, third year Maths & Stats, and I’m running to be your next Student Parents, Guardians and Carers Officer. As a parent and guardian, I fully understand how caring responsibilities affect the carers’ studies performance. I believe I’m the most suitable candidate for this role due to my engagements with the Welfare and Counselling Service in the last couple of months. I believe that my plans for this role will provide significant benefits to students with caring responsibilities.

These includes:

  • Actively campaign to raise awareness of what the definition of “carer” is, so that would allow more student carers to identify themselves as one and come forward to get the help they need.
  • Work with the University and external bodies and organisation on issues that affect student carers.
  • Prompt response to enquiries from students who have caring responsibilities to discuss their concerns and difficulties they experience so that I can refer them to suitable services to get the help they need.
  • Get involved in the development of Students’ Union’s and University’s provision for students with dependents and/or with unpaid caring responsibilities, regarding flexible teaching and timetabling funding, and advice.

I believe that I’ll succeed to achieve all my plans.


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