Hey everyone, I’m Ruth and I’m your Student Living Officer this year! My role is all about ensuring that you have the best student life possible, focusing on mental health and wellbeing, housing, sustainability, finances and community outreach.
I have done three years out of four of my degree in Maths and Philosophy – I’m taking a year out to represent you full-time, and once this year is over I will go back to finish my degree! When I was a student, I got involved in as many campaigns as I could. I was involved in Bristol, Cut the Rent campaigning for fairer housing in the city and University, and also was involved in mental health campaigning with the society Support Our Services. I was also part of the LGBT+ Society committee for two years and really enjoyed running campaigns and events to bring together fellow LGBT+ students.
I am really excited to represent students full-time in areas that I’m really passionate about! I want work to ensure that every student has safe and affordable housing, is able to access the support they need, and for sustainability to be a focus of our University and SU.
I also work with the Wellbeing Network, RAG & Volunteering Network, Sustainability Network, Care Leavers and Estranged Students Network, and Parents, Carers & Mature Students Network to ensure that student voices are represented.
Most importantly, I want to work with you to create a University and SU that works for you!
Supporting student mental health and wellbeing
Improve awareness, training and treatment for student drug and alcohol use
Safe and affordable student housing
Building supportive halls communities
Action on the Climate Emergency