I’m Diva Muherji, your elected Vice President Education. I studied Sociology and Social Anthropology for the past four years but before I came to Edinburgh I lived in Kolkata, India.
Last year, I was the Students’ Association’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer. Having co-founded LiberatEd in 2016, I’ve helped secure a course exploring race relations, develop a paper presented at Learning and Teaching committee about the importance of diversifying the curriculum, and led workshops with students and staff across schools. Moreover, working on the BME attainment gap report has helped me develop a strong understanding of education policy work, and how to work effectively with university stakeholders. As a past class rep and PALS leader, I’m knowledgeable of the academic representation systems that exist, and can continue to help streamline the process, so students can be involved in discussions with the University when making decisions. My experience and passion to improve the lives of students’ makes me confident that with your help, we can successfully advocate for change!