Deepika Sharma: Candidate for Engagement Officer & NUS Delegate

Glass invited all candidates to submit a statement about why they’re running in the Guild elections and why you should vote for them. This statement is being published as received from the candidate.

Voting opens MONDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2023. You can read all candidate statements here.

As a passionate advocate for student rights and well-being, I am elated to serve as the engagement officer at QUT Guild. This role aligns perfectly with my skills, experiences, and commitment to creating a vibrant and inclusive campus community at QUT.

A deep appreciation has marked my journey at QUT for the diversity and potential of our student body. I have had the privilege of meeting and working alongside students from various backgrounds and witnessing the transformative power of collaboration and engagement within our campus community. As the QUT Guild Engagement Officer, I aim to strengthen this sense of community further and ensure that every student’s voice is heard and actively represented.

Throughout my time at QUT, I have been actively involved in advocacy efforts through various initiatives and campaigns. I am dedicated to amplifying student voices and addressing their concerns effectively. This role provides an incredible platform to champion student interests and advocate for change on a broader scale. Building an inclusive community is paramount to me. I am committed to fostering an environment where every student feels valued, regardless of background, identity, or perspective. Diversity is our strength, and as the Engagement Officer, I will work tirelessly to create spaces and initiatives that celebrate this diversity. Successful engagement requires collaboration among students, clubs, societies, and university staff. I aim to unite different groups towards a shared goal through engagement activities. I will leverage these skills to enhance cross-campus cooperation, ensuring all students can access the resources and opportunities needed to thrive. I will use my expertise and communication skills to promote campus events and facilitate transparent communication.

Our time at QUT should be more than just academics. I will work to create a vibrant campus atmosphere through exciting events, workshops, and activities that cater to diverse interests. Student clubs and societies are the backbone of our campus culture. I will advocate for resources and recognition for these groups, helping them to flourish and enrich student life. As a facilitator, I will arrange workshops and forums for students, clubs, and societies. I will create a comprehensive event promotion plan to ensure all students are informed and motivated to participate in campus events. 

I am deeply committed to fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and engaged campus community at QUT. As a QUT Guild Engagement Officer, I will dedicate myself to advocating for the interests and well-being of all students, enhancing campus life, and promoting collaboration and inclusivity.

Together, we can make QUT an even better place to learn, grow, and thrive.

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