Student Officer, Charlotte Baker

Student Officers have no pre-defined portfolio, but along with the rest of the elected executive committee, will discuss and propose areas of work for the Union, ensuring that all students are represented. Alongside representing student views generally, Charlotte's chosen areas of work will include taking an active role on the following;

  • Education (Education Zone)

  • Welfare/Wellbeing (Welfare Zone)

  • Representational networks development (Activities Zone)

  • Events/Entertainment (Services Zone)

  • Community Relations (Services Zone)

  • Celebrating success & communications (Services Zone)

Email:  suexec@winchester.ac.uk

Phone: 01962 827418


 

More about Charlotte

 

What do you study?

Drama

 

What SU run events and activities have you been a part of?

Part Time Job in the Student Union as the Student Voice Assistant, worked as a member of Front of House in the Student Union, BOP goer, social member of Netball, regular attendee of Student Union run events eg Freshers Week and Recharge Days.

 

What are your top Manifesto points?

 

  • Student Voice – Reduce StARs isolation with social events & promote StARs university wide.

  • Student Support – Promote the Advice Centre, have a focus on student’s mental health. 

  • Open Line of Communication – Regular officer updates, available for informal discussions for ALL students.  

  • Growth University Wide – Grow sustainability, endeavour to get students a full University experience post pandemic and have regular events throughout the year. 

 

What made you run in the Elections to become an officer?

As I already work part time in the SU, I see day to day changes and wanted to be apart of that. I wanted to gain experience in all areas and bring my ideas to the table. I am passionate about representing students in the next academic year, especially due to the year we have all experienced and believe my experience and knowledge can benefit students. I believe in student voice and believe students have a right to have a say in their learning as they are paying for this experience.  

 

What’s your favourite thing about Winchester?

Winchester is beautiful. From my first day on campus I knew this was the place I wanted to be. Its feels comforting and safe and so when moving to University this was something I looked for. As well as this there is loads to do and places to go (my favourite is the Cathedral grounds) but you can easily get a train to larger cities if you would like to.  

 

What has been your proudest moment during your student journey?

Becoming student voice assistant has given me a whole new passion – Higher Education. It has enabled me to meet my people and learn about the behind-the-scenes processes. In my degree I feel immensely proud of my course mates and I navigating a pandemic and trying to do a practical degree online as obviously this is not what we expected.  

 

What do you like doing when you aren’t being a Winchester SU Officer?

In the first lockdown I got into running, I have recently finished Couch to 5K and completed the Vitality 10k virtually as well this year. I love socialising, going out for coffee, picnic, drinks and dinner. I’m a thrill seeker so love rollercoasters and anything energetic. I can’t say no to a good shopping spree as well.