Karli Wagener, Wellbeing Officer
Hi, I'm Karli and I'm your Wellbeing Officer for 2020/21. You can read a bit more about me and my role below.
Hometown: Magdeburg, Germany
How do you think your friends and family would describe you?
I think my friends and family would describe me as compassionate, open and maybe too chatty. Especially when I’ve had more than 2 coffees I can talk for days. However, I am also very organised apart from when it comes to washing up to the annoyance of my lovely housemates.
What inspired you to become an Executive Officer?
In the past I’ve experienced myself how Officers can empower students to make their voices heard and give them a platform to do so as well. I want to do the same for other students and make sure your voice will reach the right person with the power to make the changed YOU want to see.
What can you offer students in your role?
Along with delivering my manifesto I can make your voices heard and make changes you want to see. I can signpost students when needed and raise issues you have with the relevant people. If you ever need me, just drop me a message and we can meet for a coffee or in a private space to have a conversation about whatever you need! I am here for you and I act as your voice when it comes to wellbeing, so let me know what you would like to see and I will see how I can make it possible!
What are you looking forward to most during your year as an Executive Officer?
Getting to know and working with a lot of students, organising events and campaigns and empowering students to make their voices heard.
What is the most important change you want to make this year?
In a world where social media is so present in our everyday life it is important to go back to the roots and show our friends how much they mean to us different ways than just by sending memes. I want to run a yearlong campaign, called ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ with workshops on how to support your mates, craft sessions where you can make little presents for your friends, flyers that will help you when it comes to signposting and many other exciting things! Also, I will fight for free boiling water in all University buildings so you won’t have to pay for a self-made cup of tea or coffee anymore.
How do you chill out when you’re not at work?
When I’m not at work you an either find me on the Volleyball court, hanging out with my friends or at home chilling with my kittens Scampi and Nugget.
If you were without the internet for a year, what three books, three songs and three series would you want to keep you amused?
This is really hard, I don’t think I could ever actually narrow it down to three as my preferences change depending on my mood. Here is what I’m feeling today:
Book - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, My Brother Simple by Marie-Aude Murail, Why We Took the Car (German: Tschick) by Wolfgang Herrndorf
Song – Bad Child, Johnny Run Away and Jimmy by Tones and I
Series – How to Get Away with Murder, Brooklyn 99 and Selling Sunset
Get in touch
Find out what I'm up to by emailing me or head over to my Twitter and Facebook and give me a follow.
You can find out more about my role and the other Officer roles here