Hi! My name is Ellie, and I’m your President for 2021-22. Before I started as President, I was in my third year of studying Physics with Education at both Paisley and Ayr campuses.
I live in Glasgow with my bearded dragon, two snakes and two gerbils, who are definitely the best flatmates I could wish for!
I’m a keen political activist and campaigner, particularly on social justice and equality issues. During my time at UWS I’ve been LGBT+ and Women’s Officer, and I also sit on the Board of Trustees for a leading Scottish equalities charity.
I’ve been involved in a number of societies here at the Union, and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in as your new President!
The pandemic has been really tough on students over the past year, and has exposed a huge number of inequalities and disadvantages many students face.
It’s really important that as we come out of the pandemic, we ensure that we’re taking advantage of the opportunity to rebuild the things that weren’t quite working even before the pandemic.
I’ll be working to reduce financial inequality by tackling hidden course costs, including finally scrapping graduation fees and I’ll work with both the Union and the university to make sure our communication is clear and transparent.