Candidate for the position of President

Nikita Ma

NIKITA MA FOR OXFORD SU PRESIDENT

MAKE OXFORD BETTER

SHE/HER

Oxford SU is in a critical time of change with the appointment of a new CEO and plans to move to a new SU building. Elect me as President so we can lead the change together. I want the SU to represent you, to support you, and to make Oxford better for you.

EXPERIENCE

OXFORD SU

  • Chair of Student Council
  • President of RAG (Raise and Give)
  • Social Sciences Undergraduate Divisional Representative
  • Humanities Undergraduate Divisional Representative
  • Entertainment Editor at OxStu

UNIVERSITY

  • Student Ambassador for the International Guidance Counsellors' Conference
  • Student Ambassador for Oxplore
  • Member of BAME Attainment Gap Focus Group
  • Trinity College Representative for the Philosophy UJCC
  • Trinity College Representative for the Politics UJCC

COLLEGE AND SOCIETIES

  • Returning Officer of Trinity College
  • President of the Oxford University Hong Kong Society
  • Student Ambassador for Trinity College

REFORM MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY

Why Nikita?

As a Divisional Representative (Div Rep), I have seen strategies that the University wants to push to improve wellbeing at Oxford. But the current Mental Health Strategy is ineffective due to neglecting graduates and lack of funding. Elect me so I can push for mental health support that is not one-size-fits-all.

If you elect me, I will…

  • lobby for Graduate mental health support, which is currently not in the system
  • push for the University toincrease funding for the MHS so that it is practical
  • make wellbeing part of University evaluations
  • hold a consultation on MHS so it can better support students

LECTURE CAPTURE FOR ALL

Why Nikita?

When I was the Humanities Undergraduate Div Rep, I pioneered the Lecture Capture Survey and got Humanities to implement lecture capture. As the current Social Sciences Undergraduate Div Rep, I am doing the same for Social Sciences. Elect me because I have a proven track record.

If you elect me, I will…

  • work with Divisional Representatives to make the University recognise how lecture capture is beneficial for students
  • lobby for lecture capture for all divisions
  • so you can view lectures you weren't able to attend and have the chance to review them

IMPROVE ACCESS AND ATTAINMENT

Why Nikita?

Having been a Student Ambassador for many of Oxford's outreach programs as well as been on several working groups, I am familiar with the current initiatives to make Oxford accessible and reduce attainment gaps. This is why I can identify what is missing from it, so elect me to improve both undergraduate and postgraduate access.

If you elect me, I will…

  • work with SU Campaigns to set targets to reduce attainment gaps, not just for gender and BAME as is currently done
  • work with the University on Opportunity Oxford (a bridging programme) and Foundation Oxford(a foundation course)
  • lobby for graduate data collection and analysis, which is not currently done

SUPPORT CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Why Nikita?

I have experience leading societies both with SU support (RAG) and without (Hong Kong Society). I know the difficulties clubs and societies can face, and I have experienced first-hand how having SU support can make all the difference. Elect me so your club or society can have that same support.

If you elect me, I will…

  • make SU room booking more accessible
  • introduce a start up fund all new clubs can apply for, so those not covered by the current University grants can have funding too
  • provide training for secretaries and treasurers
  • work with Proctors to make it easier to create your society

LEAD OXFORD SU

Why Nikita?

I am very involved in Oxford SU, from chairing student council to being a divisional representative, to being President of RAG as well as editing OxStu. I am familiar with the structure of Oxford SU and passionate about its work, which is why you should elect me to lead the Oxford SU.

If you elect me, I will…

  • hold all student consultations on the new SU building so it fits your needs
  • work with PresComm to identify how Oxford SU can best support your common room
  • make Oxford SU an SU for you!