Stanford - Union Affairs Officer

Talk to me about:

Issues around accomodation

Activities to support your wellbeing

Our sustainability initiatives

Hello, I’m Lucky Dube and I’m the Student Living officer at Bristol SU. My role involves supporting students and campaigning on issues around wellbeing, sustainability, halls, and housing. I come from Colchester, in Essex, and I read for an undergraduate degree in Music before taking up this post. In first year, I had the pleasure of being in Richmond Terrace, an annexe of Manor Hall.

As a student I got involved with many student groups: I served as President of the Journalism Society and ran communications for both the State School society (93% Club) and the University Conservative Association. In addition to this I composed music for choirs and orchestras in my spare time. I enjoyed (and still enjoy) reading poetry, philosophy, and newspapers, and walking.

If you have any issues with housing, do send me an email or send me a message on facebook – I’m here to help!

 

Here's what I want to do for you:

1. Assist in shaping the hall allocation system

Assist in shaping the hall allocation system such that it prioritises diverse and inclusive communities. I will also be working in JCRs to ensure that they offer a broad range of events throughout the year.

2. Focus on mental wellbeing

Focus on spreading the importance of mental wellbeing to students, especially during exam season.

3. Ensure that students are well informed before renting

Ensure that students are well informed before renting, and making sure they don’t rent too soon. In addition to this, make sure that students know their rights and know how to complain about housing if they need to.

4. Take steps to tackle high rents in halls.

 

 

+ Policy

 

Effectively countering drug misuse - 5/06/2017

Active


Fight Climate Change - 21/03/2017

Active


Support Student Rent Strikes - 23/02/2017

Active


Integration in halls - 26/01/2017

Active


Support the ‘Cut the Rent’ Student Campaign - 06/06/2016

Active

  • Officers have repeatedly brought up the issue of high rent with members of University management and Residences.  Two sabbatical officerts will now sit on the rent setting working group in the university, and will be as transparent with students as we can be on progress. In light of this and the Students' Union petition, the university will be bringing in a £120,000 of accommodation bursaries for 2017/18. We have also been campaigning for Digs to sign the ethical lettings charter.


Lobbying the University to Accept the Bristol Pound - 18/02/2016

Active


Renew - Crossing at Woodland Road/Tyndalls Park Road - 01/12/2015

Active

  • In contact with the council

Supporting Student Support Services - 01/12/2015

Active

  • SU Officers have inputted into the schools review of pastoral support and will do the same with the residences review too.  We have raised the fact that improvements in support within communities (reidences and schools) must not come at the expense of frontline services such as the Student Counselling Service.  The MInd Your Head Awareness campagin will run again from the 24th April until the 5th May, with the aim of continuing wellbeing sessions throughout the exam period.

Bristol SU to support students in lobbying for wider food choices to facilitate for religious student groups - 29/10/2015

Active

  • A range of Halal sandwiches are available in all Source Cafes, the University are going to make these more prominent and raise awareness. The UoB Head of Hospitality and Head Chef have agreed to meet with the student societies who proposed the motion to further discuss the options.

Lobby the University to work towards achieving the Flexitarian Restaurant Award in all cafés within University - 29/10/15

Complete

  • The University have agreed to review the application process. As long as this isn't too strenuous they are confident they will achieve the Award. Sophie (Proposer) is working through the application process with uoB Head of Hospitality.

Supporting student housing cooperatives - 10/03/2015

Active


Take an active stance against the replacment of trident - 10/03/2015

Active


Half price vegetarian food options at University food outlets on mondays 'meat-free monday' - 10/03/2015

Active

  • The University already run "less-meat" Mondays and Thursdays in halls and these have been very successful. The University have agreed to trial half-price vegetarian options on a Wednesday in the Refectory and on a day TBC in the Balloon Bar (subject to management approval).

First year students coming in to halls should be able to opt in or out of paying for the Stoke Bishop bus pass - 10/03/2015

Active

  • 11/05/15 The costs of the bus pass for the 16 bus has moved from all halls of residence to Stoke Bishop only, which is the area that benefits most from the bus

e Eating Card - 02/12/2014

Active

  • UoB will be introducing a cashless payment system in September 2016. This will take the form of an app which will allow you to swipe your phone to pay for food at all cafes on the Precinct. The tills have just been put in place and the app will have a soft launch in April 2016 as a loyalty card.

Introduction of designated smoking areas to prevent antisocial smoking outside of university buildings - 02/12/2014

Active


Support the student campaign for fossil fuel divestment at UoB - 02/12/2014

Active

  • 11/05/15 Have had meetings with the University finance team to present the student petition which now has over 1,200 signatures
  • 11/05/15 Plan to send a letter to the Vice Chancellor within the next month demanding the university divest from investing in fossil fuels

Bristol SU's commitment to Sustainability - 30/10/2014

Active

  • 11/05/15 Initial planning meeting held to discuss scope and membership of a student committee
  • 11/05/15 First elections in process of being planned to have committee in place for 15/16 academic year. Current democracy review may push this deadline back
  • 11/05/15 Bristol SU has made organisational pledges for Green Capital year