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Valeria Caceres Galvez

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Degree and year of study?

I am 2 years into studying a Bachelor of Sociology and Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Advanced). 

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

I was inspired to run as Women’s Officer after months of working with the Commisionser for Children and Young People’s Period Justice Working Group. There is so much work that needs to be done in our society to improve period justice and menstrual literacy. I see lots of potential for the SRC to build on current projects and expand access to period products to more places on campus. I acknowledge that not all women menstruate, and not all people who menstruate identify as women - however, I believed that the role of Women’s Officer would best allow me to advocate for this area.

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?

Over my time at Univeristy I have been heavily involved with the University of Adelaide Greens Club.

What led you to join the club(s)?

I joined because I am very worried about climate change and wanted to be involved with a political party who’s policies are evidence-based, not based on corporate donations.

Favourite holiday destination/activity?

My favourite holiday I have ever taken was to Puerto Rico in 2022. I loved the beaches, music and dancing.

Favourite place to study on campus?

My favourite place to study is a study room in Level 2 Barr Smith South near the elevator. It’s small, cozy and the perfect place for study dates with friends.

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role(s) in 2024?

I hope to engage students across all degrees and years on issues that affect women. I want to see an expansion to period products across campus and help run events that spread awareness on menstruation and women’s health.

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

My biggest advice would be to take time to explore campus and the activities on offer. With a student union membership, you unlock access to so much and by joining clubs you can meet people from all walks of life. If you are ever stressed or need a break, take a walk near the River or head to the UniBar for some amazing food.Support is always available seek help from your tutors, counselling and the writing and maths learning hubs.