Zara Campbell

Modern Languages & ACIS Department President

I would like to run to be the Modern Languages Department President as I feel that I can be a point of contact between the students and the staff. 

My biggest focus is on making sure that students know that the Academic Reps for the Modern Languages Department are available to discuss ideas with and to raise any issues; as a first-year student in the pandemic, I found it hard to engage with the department at times until I became the Academic Rep for my cohort. I want to ensure all students feel confident giving feedback based on their degree so that we can work to ensure that the degree programs at Southampton are as successful as possible for Staff and Students alike. As Modern Languages Department President, I would work to ensure students felt their feedback was reviewed, valued and acted upon, with transparent communication detailing the steps we would take to follow student suggestions. 

I feel that I would be a successful President as I am extremely independent, confident and self-motivated student with a passion for education. I am intrinsically self-motivated to make positive and influential changes and am always open to new ideas, constructive criticism and opportunities.

I have spent my first year as an Academic Representative for my cohort and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would like to take the experience I gained from this to work as the Department President.