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Candidate for the position of Education Officer

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BALI BIRCH-LEE

Putting the U in University

Hi, I’m Bali!

I’m a master’s student in Political Sociology, with an undergraduate degree in Education.

I am committed to bringing together undergraduate and postgraduate students across faculties to make the most of LSE.

As a disabled, LGBT+ student, an inclusive and representative education is central to my ethos. I advocate foregrounding conversations on race, gender, class, sexuality, disability and the climate crisis.

I stand for:

CLARITY

  • Reform course selection processes.
  • Trial a ‘personal tutor’ alongside academic mentors.
  • Create a ‘study space finder’.

ACCESS

  • Introduce a dissertation grant.
  • Ensure more quiet study spaces and plug sockets across campus.
  • All essential readings made available online & library loans extended to a week.
  • Address BAME attainment gaps and mandate compulsory diversity and unconscious bias training for teaching staff.
  • Create better support and information for students to continue onto masters/PhDs.

REPRESENTATION

  • Implement insights from the LSE Change Makers.
  • Mobilise the student voice for meaningful diversification of the curriculum.
  • Effect a regular student-led teaching and learning review.
  • Lobby for more funding for educational events such as Black History Month.

My campaign will bring a clearer, more accessible LSE that represents and integrates the student body as the core force of institutional and curricula change.

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