Candidate for the position of NUS Scotland Delegates

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Khalis Ariff

Economical Empowerment : A Right for All Students

A Manifesto by Khalis Ariff

Greetings! My name is Khalis Ariff and I am a first year chemical engineering student at the University of Edinburgh. This year, I am determined to run as one of the student’s representative for the National Union of Students Scotland.

The reason that I rise to fight for the welfare of the students at the University of Edinburgh was because of the unacceptable and dreadful economic state of our students. I am sure that many of us have friends that need to work long hours in order to pay for bills as a means to survive university life. Our friends have long struggled to manage their time for their education and extra curriculars. Unfortunately, the lack of economic freedom have substantially impacted the students in terms of their academic performance and social opportunities. Some might argue that the value that we pay annually to the University does not correspond equally to the benefits that we are entitled to.

For this, I am eager to fight for the economic welfare of all of our students. I wish to resolve the economical problems faced by our low income and middle income peers in the university. I aim to settle this by mainly striving for cheaper transportation fees for students, as many of us are required to travel to the university campuses that are far away, such as King’s Building Campus. Furthermore, I would work to rectify the ever increasing cost of renting near the University of Edinburgh.

For my Manifesto, I wish to emphasize on the transparency of the administration and budget allocation system. This is really important as we would want to establish a fair allocation for all the students association in the University of Edinburgh. With fairer and more transparent budget system, all of the student associations will enjoy greater benefits and could arrange for more programmes for the students.

Lastly, I aim to establish an emergency fund that would cover all the students of the University in case of emergency. It would work like an additional insurance while managed by the National Union of Students Scotland. The fund would work to cover the welfare of the student alongside the existing insurance that applies to all the students. 

I hope that the students in the University of Edinburgh would assist me by engaging in the student’s election and put a vote for Khalis Ariff for the National Union of Students Scotland. A vote for Khalis Ariff, will be a vote for a change. I believe that we could work together to create an impact for the students in Scotland and shape the future for the greater good.