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Candidate for the position of General Secretary

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Josie Stephens


As a former President of Rosebery Hall, the Creative Network and Drama Society; I have the experience and enthusiasm to steer our union towards brighter days. I will:


REJUVENATE student life:

  • Repackage 'Welcome Week' for the whole of LSE - more daytime activities (including, sports-day at the Berry), specific events for each year group and a PG mixer in week 2. 
  • Build a fun, fresh social calendar, from open mic nights to guest speakers, complimented by the new Marshall building.
  • Remove red tape - streamline events booking processes, accelerate reimbursement timelines, and review budgeting. 

RECLAIM what we lost: 

  • In-person graduation ceremonies. 
  • More accessible mental health support and introduce a weekly wellness checker.
  • Confront the causes of student dissatisfaction.
  • Lobby to reinstate dropped courses and keep Wednesday afternoon's free.
  • Celebrate 125 years of LSE with a Summer Festival, extending invites to 2020/2021” cohorts. 

REPRESENT our diverse community: 

  • Design a ‘Diversity Toolkit’ and celebrate our multi-cultural community.
  • Spotlight Postgrads - fill the summer gap and organise more professionally oriented activities. 
  • Empower student leadership – organise workshops + support initiatives. 
  • Improve accountability - hold office hours and publicise a weekly rundown of actions. 
  • Make the SU a safe haven from the stresses of LSE. 


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