Michael for OXFORD SU PRESIDENT
I am Michael-Akolade (He/Him), a third-year PPE student from the West Midlands. I am a mature student (only by definition!), and enjoy challenging myself despite having both visible and non-visible disabilities. I am a care leaver and a caregiver, and I know how important it is to level the playing field for underrepresented people and groups. I want to ensure that there are not just opportunities but also sufficient support for people from all walks of life to excel.
I have the experience
Former Member of the West midlands YCA and sat on Scrutiny Committee; holding mayor to account
Helped plan the Birmingham commonwealth games as YCA portfolio lead for culture and Major events
Former JCR DisRep & Access and Equal Opportunities Officer
Member of Class Act and Disability Campaigns
I have demonstrated commitment to community help?
I am not afraid to speak up when necessary
Spoken and read poems at protests such at RMF and Nationality and Borders Bill demonstration and introduced Ask for Angela at a Union's Bar.
Combat SU Apathy
updates on achievements
lobby for their integration into relevant university governing committees
Improved understanding of neurodiverse needs in college and department.
Streamline the bureaucracy and improve support for identified vulnerable communities, e.g. people who are estranged students and care leavers living and housing sourcing funder funding
Reform pastoral and mental health support at colleges and DAS to be proactive and fit the need of individuals
Improve the Student experience
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Michael smiles with nervous confidence wearing a pink beret and multicoloured cultural top.