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Ulian Cox

Degree and Year of Study?

3rd Year Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

What inspired you to engage with the office and role you currently hold?

We, as students, have endured the greatest of challenges. From pandemics to lockdowns, to the ever-increasing states of uncertainty gripping the minds of many. What is needed is stability during these turbulent times. My desire to run for the Welfare Officer position follows from my belief in providing real, meaningful and pragmatic change to benefit the lives of students during their time at University.

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role in 2022?

The role provides the opportunity in delivering real meaningful change. During my tenure, I shall embark on delivering new services, whilst expanding on current student amenities. The deliverance and expansion of current student services – Breakfast Club and Stress Less Week, whilst enacting greater reform on mental health and disability here at the University. Furthermore, seeking to provide opportunities of greater student engagement and input during my tenure.

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?
  • Adelaide University Athletics Club
  • Adelaide University Fencing Club
  • Adelaide University Effective Altruism
  • Adelaide University Philosophy Club
What led you to join the clubs? 

By moving interstate to attend studies here at the University. There was my own essential need to become more involve with the university's social culture by interacting with clubs on campus. The desire to partake in new adventures and to widen my experience and understanding of the world became areas worth my excitement. Additionally, it provided the opportunity to go beyond the realm of my university degree.

Favourite holiday destination/activity?

Favourite destination? Despite the travel limitations that a global pandemic has to offer, the wonders of Eastern Europe are definitely on the list. Favourite activity? From participating in running events, to reading, and writing philosophical content on my @glimpsd Instagram page. There’s much that I favour engagement in.

Favourite place to study on campus?

You cannot go wrong with the Barr Smith Library. An architectural masterpiece that makes any undergraduate student, majoring in architecture, glimmer with gleam.

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

There’s an elegant quote that I often reminisce during my time at University. It’s a quote of a discussion played by Oscar Wilde to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas – commonly nicknamed Bosie – during the conclusion of Douglas’ under-graduation. “You [Douglas] never acquired the Oxford [University] manner… the ability to play gracefully with ideas.” Your arrival at University will be made with the angst of uncertainty, and the wonders of excitement and curiosity. Remember to engage with the many marvels that your time at university has to offer. You will meet new people, partake in new activities, and become introduced to a wide-ranging field of opinions and beliefs. Your responsibility, at least during these formative years, is to become a well-rounded character both of intellect and social engagement. No pressure.