Degree and year of study?
Bachelor of Dental Surgery – Fourth Year
What inspired you to engage with the office and role(s) you currently hold?
I am currently the Women’s Officer of the University of Adelaide Student Representative Council and have previously been the Ethnocultural Officer (2021). Through my involvement, I want to be a representative for students who understands their issues, supports students’ endeavours, and makes the university journey safer, more fulfilling and fun for all students! The tremendous support I received during the SRC elections for my currently elected role has further motivated me to ensure that I stand up for students and voice their opinions on issues within the university, whilst ensuring that the trust they have shown in me is upheld through my actions in my role.
What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?
I’m currently Vice President of the Adelaide University Labor Club; executive committee member of the Adelaide University Women’s Collective; and member of the Adelaide University Dental Students’ Society and Adelaide Indian Students’ Society.
What led you to join the club(s)?
My inspiration to join and work within these clubs stemmed from my various interests outside of my degree and my desire to be actively engaging with the student body and especially students with whom I have certain aspects in common. The fun activities, exciting events, and wonderful opportunities to build friendships with likeminded individuals that clubs offer, were also great motivators for becoming involved.
Favourite holiday destination/activity?
My favourite holiday activity would be visiting new places and travelling with my family as I often don’t get as much time with them as I’d like throughout the year. Road trips are a personal favourite too!
Favourite place to study on campus?
Level 2 Hub study area or AHMS
What do you hope to achieve in your office and role(s) in 2023?
I want to support the affiliation of the Women's Collective with the YouX through the support of the SRC, achieve the creation of safe spaces for female students by conducting sessions within the university community where women can reach out for specific issues they may be facing, organise forums for women on campus (online and offline) to reach out to me for guidance towards university resources and/or support/help from me directly (anonymously or otherwise), hold events for days such as International Women's Day for greater awareness regarding women's issues, and increase female amenities on campus such as free sanitary products. These are some of the main goals/areas I have in mind but I will be proactive in collaborating with other SRC executives to carry out work in any other additional goals/areas.
What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?
Don’t be afraid to reach out and find your passions within the YouX Clubs because the likeminded people you will meet at the events you attend through the clubs may end up being some of your closest and perhaps most interesting friendships!