Neuroscience PGR student representative, University of Sussex
I was elected by my peers to represent all neuroscience postgraduate research students at the university for one academic year, and thus I was invited to sit on the School of Life Sciences Research Degree Committee and the School of Life Sciences Student Experience Group. My role involved collecting student feedback and presenting student opinions to university staff, to improve the quality of courses, and resolve any issues affecting students such as study spaces, assessments, deadlines, or other things impacting their academic experience.
Importantly, I sat on the Periodic Review for Life Sciences panel to help review the quality and standards of the School’s educational provision over time and to ensure that the curriculum is aligned to the University’s strategies and policies. With the help of other student reps within the School, I was also responsible for organising the Life Sciences PhD Symposium 2020.
Founder and President of the Glasgow University Organ Donation Society
I created an affiliation with the university’s Student Representative Council and I formed a partnership with the Scottish Government’s National Health Service to assist them in increasing donations to their Blood and Transplant Department by raising awareness of the need for more organ donors.
Transferable skills: leadership, communication, forming and maintaining partnerships.
Head of College Scholars’ List Scheme, University of Glasgow
I was added to this Scheme as a recognition of my outstanding undergraduate Level 2 and Level 3 performance (I placed in the top 10% of all life sciences, medical, veterinary, and dentistry undergraduate students in my year group in assessments), and because I took an active part in the associated extracurricular activities of the scheme.
Student Representative in the School of Life Sciences, University of Glasgow
I was elected by my peers to represent all second-year life sciences students at a staff-student liaison committee and several smaller meetings. I facilitated communication between students and staff, and provided feedback in order to produce a constructive change within the course.
Transferable skills: negotiation, conflict management, public speaking.
School Prizes and Scholarships