Vice President (Welfare)

Contact Details

 Katy Baker VP Welfare

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The Role of the Vice President (Welfare)

  1. Manifesto-To deliver promises and pledges made to the student body during the election process.
  2. Leadership- Lead the the Students' Union on matters relating to student welfare.
  3. Representation- Represent student voice to internal committees, the University, NUS and to external organisations and partners.
  4. Welfare-
    1. Represent student interests in welfare matters.
    2. Be responsible for knowing internal and national welfare issues and reaction to them, including the position of NUS.
    3. Alongside Part Time Officers and relevant Union and University Staff coordinate and lead Welfare Campaigns for the year.
  5. Student Experience- Engage with different demographics within the student body to influence decisions made by UNSU.
  6. To Contribute to the Overall Effectiveness of the Union

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About Katy

Hi, I’m Katy and I am really excited to be your Vice-President Welfare for the 2019-20 academic year.  Since starting my Undergraduate degree in 2015, I have been part of the Students’ Union in the Trampolining Club. As well as taking part in the sport, I have been Treasurer, President and Competition Secretary of the club which allowed me to develop my skills as well as meet new people. In the 17/18 academic year I was Athletic Union (AU) Committee chair; I chaired the monthly sports meetings and represented AU at Student Council. Aside from University, I take part in a variety of events for charity throughout the year and am a Girlguiding, Brownie leader.

Katy's Manifesto Progress

  Manifesto Point Progress

Hold mental health panels led by lecturers & charities and to train the residential life team in mental health first aid.

2 Provide healthy recipes which are easy & cheap to make; create a food bank for students to swap perishable foods with other students.  

Support international students with adapting to the Uni and the town. Help them engage with the Students’ Union & hold events for them.


Meet regularly with the UoN Police team to make sure all students feel safe across all campus’. 


Have weekly drop-in sessions so students can come to me with any concerns e.g. housing, budgeting, mental health or welfare in sport.


Setting students up for the next step e.g. guidance on housing and mental health early intervention.


Making sure every student is heard across all campus’ and all demographics engage in the Students Union.




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Blog Archive

Katy’s Vice President Welfare Blog (January) - Housing Do's and Don'ts

Katy’s Vice President Welfare Blog (January) - Beating the January blues

Katy’s Vice President Welfare Blog (November) - World Mental Health Day