Candidate for Medicine Faculty Officer
- Improving relations between staff and students.
- Support for diversity and equality.
- Staff and student wellbeing.
- Friendly and approachable point of contact.
- An enthusiastic, organised and hard working representative for the students.
Why vote for Anna Foster?
Hello! My name is Anna, and I would love to represent you and our faculty this coming year! I am a third-year medic on the BM5 course, and very enthusiastic about working in any way I can to improve our fantastic medical school!
I am really passionate about improving staff and student relations. The last few years have been particularly tough for us all, and now more than ever I think it's vital that we work together to create a better sense of community and trust within our faculty. I am really keen to be the middle ground - I will bring a strong connection between the staff and students to the role, allowing each side to be better heard and understood, boosting well-being and satisfaction in the faculty! If you are a student, I will always be happy to hear your thoughts and feelings and be the voice that passes them on to the staff. If you are staff, I am really enthusiastic to learn about what we as students can do to improve the faculty for everyone.
Another aspect I will bring to the role is a commitment to improving diversity and equality within medicine. I grew up in foster care, and know first-hand that medical school can be particularly tough if you come from a less-represented background. Doctors should represent the society they serve; therefore, all different groups of people should feel empowered and supported during their medical school journey. I know this is really important to the faculty, so in many ways, I feel I'm the perfect student to work alongside them given my own experiences and enthusiasm to explore the needs of our amazing and diverse student group!
I feel I’ve got the ideal skills for a faculty officer – I am very organised and will work really hard never miss a deadline or faculty officer commitment. I am positive and enthusiastic, which will be vital when attending meetings and representing the students of the faculty. Finally, the main thing that being a medical student has taught me is the importance of active listening and strong communication skills. As a faculty officer, I will ensure I am always approachable and friendly, allowing students to openly discuss their thoughts and feelings with me, and me to understand them. I will also do the same for any staff members I am in contact with so that I understand how best I can perform my role to help the individuals I will be representing!
Thank you for taking the time to read my statement, I really hope you will consider me for the position – I can’t wait to get started!