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Projects and Priorities

  • Promote greater integration of religious and ethnic groups at UCL

    Working on it

    I will do this holding cultural and festive celebrations on campus to promote integration and inclusivity. I will also work to make sure that UCL's facilities are accommodating for all groups, e.g. by increasing the number of prayer rooms available for Muslim students.

    I will do this holding cultural and festive celebrations on campus to promote integration and inclusivity. I will also work to make sure that UCL's facilities are accommodating for all groups, e.g. by increasing the number of prayer rooms available for Muslim students.

  • Develop greater support for student mental health

    Working on it

    I aim to improve student wellbeing by reducing the waiting time for counselling and other mental health services. I want to urge UCL to invest more in our wellbeing centre so that students are able to get the help they need quicker.

    I aim to improve student wellbeing by reducing the waiting time for counselling and other mental health services. I want to urge UCL to invest more in our wellbeing centre so that students are able to get the help they need quicker.

  • Make access to education more equitable in UCL

    Working on it

    I will do this by providing childcare support to encourage the participation of students with caring responsibilities.

    I will do this by providing childcare support to encourage the participation of students with caring responsibilities.

Get to know Arifa

I am from Afghanistan, where I experienced discrimination on a tremendous scale. I grew up in an unequal society where being a woman is the hardest challenge, and there is no right to live if you identify with LGBTQ+ communities. I fought for education in the Taliban regime by start going to secret classes. Therefore, I understand the importance of equality of opportunity for all.

This year I want to…

I want to improve student wellbeing by reducing the waiting time for counselling and other mental health services, increase prayer spaces, hold cultural and festive celebrations on campus to promote integration and inclusivity and create study space facilities for students who have carer responsibilities and especially for single mothers or fathers.