My role lies within the Voice Zone, where students’ voices are heard loud and clear! Think of it as a place where you can share your thoughts and ideas. We believe in democracy, which means we care about what our students think. Our goal is to make sure every student in Surrey gets a chance to speak up and be heard. I’m one of five part-time officers who work closely with our VP Voice. Together, we’re here to support you. We take your worries and ideas and make sure they’re heard. To put it simply, it’s kind of like being the messenger for all the important and exciting things you want to change or improve at the University. Our special area, the Zone, has an important job. We talk to lots of students to understand what they think. Then, we have talks with the University about these thoughts and the issues that matter to students. The Voice Zone is your place to be heard. We’re here to turn your ideas and passion into actions that can make our University even better!
Hey there, fellow students! I’m thrilled to share a little sneak peek into my journey with you. My name is Roshni, I am Indian, Kenyan and British, this diverse background gives me a unique take on life and a great appreciation for the world. I’m currently diving into my second year of Economics and Finance at Surrey. Numbers and money have always intrigued me, but there’s more to me than just crunching numbers! I have a creative side that I like to explore through my hobbies- I love baking, photography and reading. As well as that I’m super passionate about making sure student voices are heard, it’s why I ran to be part of this year’s Voice Zone, giving you a voice! I believe every student’s ideas and thoughts are like gold, and they deserve to be heard. I love to travel and take every opportunity I can to explore new parts of the world, some of my favourite places I’ve visited are Thailand, Cuba and Greece. The next destination on my bucket list is Italy. I’m now a proud member of the incredible team that makes up Surrey’s Student Union this year. So, here’s to a year full of growth, change, and making our voices echo across the campus!
3 Priorities for the Year
- Education: My top priority is to strengthen the bond between students and tutors. By creating a protocol for better student-tutor relationships, we’ll ensure that learning becomes more engaging, and you’ll have the support you need to excel.
- Wellbeing: Your mental and emotional health matter, as much as you’re physical. That’s why I’m focused on introducing 1:1 private peer support. We all need someone to talk to, and having a fellow student to listen and share with can make a world of difference.
Community: Building a strong sense of community is key. My plan is to set up workspace hubs and study rooms right at the Manor Park campus. This way, we can create an environment where you can collaborate, focus, and thrive together.
My Favourite Surrey Students Union Event
Surrey Decides holds a special place in my heart as my favourite event by the Student Union. I had an absolute blast because it gave me the chance to do what I truly love: debate, public speaking and advocating for student voices to be heard. Being able to showcase my talents in an environment that encouraged open discussions was incredibly fulfilling. But what made Surrey Decides truly remarkable was the incredible pool of talent that emerged from our university. It was a gathering of passionate minds, all determined to make our university even better. Witnessing so many individuals step forward, brimming with ideas and enthusiasm, was truly inspiring. One of the most thrilling aspects was sharing the stage with fellow students who were just as passionate and like-minded. Now, I, along with these wonderful individuals form the backbone of our Student Union. It’s amazing how the event not only provided a platform for us to shine individually but also united us as a team with a common goal – to enhance our university experience. Surrey Decides wasn’t just an event; it was a celebration of talent, ideas, and the power of collective action. It’s events like these that remind me why being part of our Student Union is an incredible journey.
If you had advice to a new student what would it be?
Embrace the journey and trust the process! Your first year at university is truly one of a kind. While the idea of leaving home and starting anew might seem nerve-wracking, it’s also incredibly exciting. Starting from scratch might feel challenging, but remember, challenges often lead to growth. Embrace this adventure with an open heart – it has the power to shape you positively. Along the way, you’ll make lifelong friends, gather experiences you’ve never had before, learn things that will stay with you, and create memories that’ll last a lifetime. So, step into this journey with open arms. Even though it might be daunting, the exhilaration of beginning anew is something you won’t want to miss. Trust the process, enjoy every moment, and get ready to discover a version of yourself you never knew existed!
With education, well-being, and community at the heart of my mission, I’m all in for making this year the best one yet. Let’s learn, support, and grow together!