Widening Participation Officer - Kelly Emelle
I am the Widening Participation Officer here at Bristol SU and I work with the Equality, Liberation and Access Officer to represent the interests of students who identify as Widening Participation.
Here is my manifesto:
I am different
I am experienced
I am a BME student from a state school in inner city London
I have worked in the Widening Participation (WP) dept. since starting university
I understand the problems that arise from a lack of representation
I work as a mentor inspiring younger students
I recognise that this needs to change
I volunteer as a tutor teaching disadvantaged students
I believe representation is the key to widening participation.
I will implement strategies in these two key areas:
1. Under-representation of state-school students
The student body does not reflect the UK population. I will work to increase recruitment from state schools and other under-represented groups.
2. Enhancing the student experience
Widening participation does not end with the recruitment process. I will work to ensure the WP students are well supported and represented within university.