By Joe Young - Politics Editor

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UCLan Students’ Union Education Officer Tasmia Salim has announced that she has resigned from her post, for personal reasons. Her last day at the Students’ Union will be the 16th November.

I am grateful for the opportunities you have given me in allowing me to represent you; I hope I did you proud.

Her current duties as Education Officer will be divided between current members of the Student Affairs Committee – President Sana Iqbal, Campaigns Officer Renaye Roberts-Sinclair, Activities and Participation Officer Ed Evans, and Media Officer Hannah Mason. A transition period has began to ensure that no student loses out on their academic experience, and to ensure that the needs of the student body are met.

A representative of UCLan Students’ Union said,

“[We] wish to reassure students that academic representation and the academic experience will always remain one of our priorities.

“Elected School Presidents and Course Reps will continue to receive the support and development needed from Union staff and other officers.

“Alongside this, the other four members of the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) will be sharing out the roles and responsibilities of the Education Officer to ensure students receive the representation, continue to have a voice and that the important issues on campus are tackled, and effective representation of students concerns on all matters concerning with teaching.”

Tasmia said,

“It is with deep regret that I am announcing my resignation today as your Education Officer.

“I want to formally thank every student who voted me into post; if you ever lent a hand with my campaigns or took the time to chat to me about your academic experience; know that I appreciated it all.

“I will miss chatting to you about your respective courses, fighting alongside you for a better academic representation system and securing campaign wins.

“I am grateful for the opportunities you have given me in allowing me to represent you; I hope I did you proud.

“I have every confidence in the brilliant colleagues I leave behind; your Student Affairs Committee to ensure the student body continues to be represented, have their voice heard and that the wellbeing, academic experience and rights of students remain to be safeguarded.”

The Student Affairs Committee released a statement, which read,

“We understand that this has been a difficult decision to make for Tasmia.

“She’s been a great asset to the team and we’re going to miss her.

“We appreciate all the hard work she’s put in over the last 18 months as Education Officer, and wish her all the best in her future endeavours”

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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.
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