What inspired you to become a part-time Officer?
I belong to a country which has a patriarchal society and it wasn’t easy being a female in a male dominated system, but I have kept moving forward with the stance to prove myself.
I started my education for Masters in Human Rights and Global Ethics at Leicester University this year. When I saw the position of the Distance Learning Officer, I realised that since I am a Distance Learning student myself, I understand the dynamics and obstacles faced by them.
My aim behind becoming a Distance Learning Officer for the Leicester University is to create a safe, comfortable and inclusive space for distance learning students, who might not be physically present for their studies, but the diversity and contribution that they bring to the University is no less than the students who are physically attending classes. I would aim to make them feel as an integral part of the university community.
What are you priorities for the year?
My priorities for the following year are as follows:
- Better representation of the interests of distance learning students, address their concerns and queries in a timely manner.
- Aim to make most of the university events such as seminars, conferences available virtually for distance learning students.
- A formal Facebook group dedicated for distance learning students to interact with one another.
- Aim to make online recorded lectures available for different programmes for distance learning students for a more immersive learning experience.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I am an avid reader, I am extremely passionate about exploring historical places and travelling.
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