Hi! My name is Katie and I am the School President for the Department of Social Anthropology 2019/2020.
Originally, I’m from Essex though I’ve grown up near the Scottish Borders and I am a fourth year Social Anthropology student. This year, my role as School President will see me fortifying the link between students and staff, both within the department and the wider university community, through addressing any feedback, queries, concerns or ideas that you may have. You can get in contact with me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by arranging a time to meet with me. Alongside representing your best interests within the university, it is my job along with your class representatives to run social and career events throughout the year. Class Representative elections will run during the beginning of first semester so if you would like to affect real change within the department please consider running. Events are also run by the school throughout the year as well as by AnthroSoc (St Andrews’ resident anthropology society) so there are no shortages of ways to become involved!
Going into the academic year I want to focus on three specific areas - accountability and transparency; collaboration; and community. I endeavour to target these areas by: generating an understandable and transparent system to show what actions are taken during the year; creating an anonymous submission box for ideas or issues to be raised as they arise, and to run more and better publicised events within the department; generating a document detailing what previous graduates have done with their anthropology degree.
I hope you enjoy this year with the department, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me!