welfare and Liberation Officer
Get to know Sarah
WHAT I STUDIED
I am currently studying international relations! I am in my 2nd year so I will be now graduating in 2025!
HOW I WAS INVOLVED WITH LSESU BEFORE BECOMING AN OFFICER
In my 1st year, I mostly spent my time in the Grimshaw and ACS societies. This year I had 2 society committee positions. I was president of Loose TV and Creative officer of ACS. I also created and headed an LSESU-supported campaign ‘Uplift Black Students’ which focused on wellbeing and attainment concerns of the LSE black student population. I am also a member of the AU and part of the Taekwondo Club. I enjoyed grading and being the informal lead cheerleader at competitions. Most importantly, I was a Gym assistant at the 6th-floor gym!
WHAT I’M LOOKING TO ACHIEVE THIS YEAR
I am looking to complete my manifesto aims such as making sure there is a review of all the commons rooms and adding microwaves and kettles to each one. I love the law standard room and believe it provides an excellent example of the need and impact of departmental recreational spaces. I want to make sure that there is a forum that offers greater transparency into the SU structure. Moreover, to have a forum for students to have a dialogue with LSE wellbeing and be informed about improvements.
I want to continue the work of the previous sabbatical officer to establish an inclusion\ campaigning space. I want to spearhead the development of a cultural workshop like Consent Ed to push campus one step forward to be an anti-racist anti-discrimination environment.
A key thing I want to do that will mirror moves from different universities nationally is to add a nap or sensory deprivation room. We are a campus bang in the middle of central London. It can be hard to escape the hustle and bustle of the city on campus. I want to make sure that there are creations of space for students to nap, especially for commuter students who might have long gaps between classes. Also, for students who struggle with sensory overstimulation. However, I think all students will benefit from a catered quiet/relaxation space on campus. I know that this appears to be a far reality, but I want to work with senior leadership at LSE to push our university to become an exemplary example of student wellbeing and to be a leader in sector wellbeing and liberation innovations – so we can expand on the latter part of our motto which is for the betterment of society.
ONE TIP FOR MAKING THE MOST OUT OF LSE
One tip for making the most of LSE is to get involved! Especially with activities you have not done before. University is a great place to try new things and develop new interests. I played netball in secondary school but have now a strong love for martial arts. Most of my precious memories have been due to putting myself out of my comfort zone. It is easier said than done but the reward is so great. I would recommend getting involved in something random whether than be a society, sports club or initiative.