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Verity Lemm

I  am re-running to be a sabbatical officer as I believe the skills and knowledge I have learnt in my current year as a sabbatical officer can be applied across all student groups. I am passionate to listen and work with students to make their extra-curricular activates the best they can be. I know how the SU works and what is achievable and manageable, I know I can use my experience to drive change and help our students achievement great things.  

  1. Sustainability: Promote environmental sustainability, embed environmental action points into icons (student group recognition scheme) to reward student groups for their efforts. Work with student groups to help them become more finically sustainable moving forward. Ensuring long term sustainability of student groups by helping them target all student demographics, this will help with inclusivity and diversity.  
  2. Mental well-being and support: Continue to develop mental health support within student groups. Introduce well-being advocates into societies and volunteering groups and continue to enhance within sports clubs. Make sure the mental well-being related courses are readily available by demonstrating their importance to the University. 

  3. Appropriate facilities and funding: Continue to lobby the University into providing appropriate room space and facilities for all students, so they can achieve the most out of their extra-curricular activities. Support student groups with sponsorships and partnerships to help with long term financial sustainability. Follow through the newly passed sports strategy to ensure the University is working towards developing sports at UoP.   
  4. Recognition and Celebration: Continue to build on #TeamPlymouth by using this platform to celebrate all student groups. Continue to spotlight student groups monthly for outstanding achievements.  Evaluate the icons scheme (student group recognition), based on student feedback and current student trends.