Please find below a Term 1 update from your Vice President 23/24, Phil Green.
This term we saw the exciting launch of Ecological Citizenship course. This is a project that I began working on as a student, and it has been amazing to work with students and staff from both unis to develop a space to respond creatively to the climate predicament. We’ve had a range of thought-provoking sessions; they are free for anyone to attend, Wednesdays 4-6pm. @ecologicalcitizenship
Participatory democracy is very close to my heart- it creates a space where everyone has an equal voice and can bring their own experiences to decision-making. It was great to revive the PAs this term and start working on one of my manifesto priorities. We discussed the big infrastructural changes we need to see in order to empower people to take action on the climate crisis.
Right to Food campaign
The cost of living crisis has made it more urgent that we address the complex issues surrounding food. I’m really excited about the opportunities for change and I’m keen to embark on a huge Right to Food campaign in the new year. If you have any feedback or ideas, drop me an email at email@example.com. Students deserve cheap, healthy, sustainable food! You can read more about the big picture here.
NUS and voter registration
A general election is just round the corner- it likely will happen by October 2024. I’ve been working with NUS, the National Union of Students, to encourage students to get registered to vote through the Turn Up! Campaign. It was great to chat to so many students in the Stannary about your priorities, from the climate crisis to trans rights.
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