About my position
The primary purpose of my role is to serve as a liaison between the Rector, the University, the Students' Association, and the student body. The Rector's Assessor also has the responsibility of ensuring the Rector is up to date on all the goings-on of St Andrews, and to represent him whenever necessary.
This is especially key since the Rector does not spend all of their time in St Andrews. The Rector's Assessor is supported by the Rector's Committee, who coordinate events on behalf of the Rector. The Rector's Committee frequently collaborates with elected student representatives, societies, and staff to advance the issues that matter to our students.
How my position affects you
The Rector's Assessor sits on University Court, the University's governing body. University Court provides the Rector's Assessor with a unique opportunity to directly voice student concerns to members of the University's leadership.
For instance, with the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Rector's Assessor alongside other student representatives led a discussion during University Court on how the University should appropriately respond. Painting a picture to University leadership of students' attitudes to the death of George Floyd and the lack of racial diversity in St Andrews led to a series of emails from the Principal directly addressing concerns widely held amongst the student body.
Born and bred in Greenwich, South East London! I'm currently in my final year studying Philosophy. I wanted my position because I really saw it as an opportunity to make University Court more diverse, and to help build trust between the student body and University leadership. Fun fact: I was mute until the age of 5. Doctors thought I was deaf, so I learned BSL!
Groups I work with
I lead the Rector's Committee. I also sit on Councils and University Court.
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