Candidate for the position of Equality and Diversity Full Time Executive

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Arianne Tan

My name is Arianne and I am a Chinese-Filipino female. My race, culture and gender have always been a huge part of who I am, and I know for many of you, they are important too. I study Psychology with Education and have always been trying to strive for change. This year, I have spent my 2nd year of studies completing a mini module about Sustainable Development Goals, working closely with the personal tutoring team and running online open day activities alongside my course. This involvement has allowed me to speak out as a student voice and will assist me in implementing my goals. Firstly, I want DMU to be a place of inspiration, that allows us to explore and embrace our differences rather than use them to separate ourselves from others. In order to do this, I would like to understand what you, as students would like to see that I can implement into events, workshops and societies. I would also love for students to learn about different cultures and communities they may not know much about and hope that this will create a close-knit community of understanding and inspiration. I believe in justice and fairness for everyone and so will work to maintain a fair environment. I will not give you unrealistic goals and believe that what may seem like small changes can positively impact people in greater ways than you expect. I would feel honoured to be a part of a team that puts students first and a platform to create positive change at DMU. If you give me the chance, I know that I can help to make a difference that will benefit your university experience, make you feel like you are part of a community and allow you to feel proud of who you are.