VP Wellbeing & Diversity Candidate Question Time: Watch now


Watch the session below

Read the full transcript here.



Tonight we hosted our final Candidate Question Time session of the week, this time featuring your candidates for the role of VP Wellbeing & Diversity.

Your candidates for VP Wellbeing & Diversity are:


Due to technical issues unfortunately one of our candidates was unable to join us at the start of the session, you can view their answers to the questions they were unable to answer here.

You submitted questions in advance for the candidates to answer. Due to time constraints we could only pose the top questions submitted (based on those voted for by you, University of Plymouth students).

  1. Should you be elected what would your first priority be?
  2. In light of likely long term effects of Covid, how will you ensure that no-one feels disadvantaged as we return to in person class, and that everyone feels they are able to get relevant assistance?
  3. How will you ensure that all students are given equal opportunities within the university, even those coming from low income backgrounds?
  4. How will you ensure that the needs of students who live with hidden disabilities and chronic illness, are met when we all eventually go back to campus for face to face teaching?
  5. What plans do you have for making sure the LGBTQ+ community are represented and protected on campus?
  6. What are the steps that you will take to attempt to decolonise the curriculum?

The following questions were submitted by attendees and answered by your candidates at the event:

  1. How can you reach out to students who are disengaged with the student union as a whole, and how can you re-connect with the student body to ensure that this dis-engagement does not happen again?
  2. If elected, you will be a part of a team of VPs. How will you ensure that this is a positive environment that allows you to push for change in your own role?
  3. How do you feel you will address all aspects of Wellbeing and Diversity and are there any you feel need particular highlighting?

You can view a full list of all questions submitted here.

Please contact the candidates directly with your questions you can find a list of their contact details on their candidate pages here.


Thank you to each and every one of you who has taken the time to submit questions, attend the events or watch the recordings of the sessions. 

If you missed any of the previous sessions throughout the week, please check out the links below and learn more about what your candidates want to do for you.


If you haven’t voted yet, you don’t have long left. Voting closes tomorrow (Friday 5th March) at midday - make sure that your voice is heard.


Have your voice heard in your SUVOTE HERE