Working Class Officer

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Hi! I’m Tom, a third year Aeronautics student. Since signing on as a Fresher I worked my way through the Union's volunteer network from Editor of the CGCU’s magazine, Guildsheet to being the CGCU President last year. In this time I've gained a vast amount if experience in the way ICU works, sitting on Community and Welfare Board and working with various officers to try and widen participation. I've... read more
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I am a first year biochemistry student from a working-class background, and the first to go to university in my family. My working-class background means that I am passionate about everything this role stands for, a role which Imperial desperately needs. As well as being passionate, I have great organisational skills and I am very dependable, qualities which I believe are important in this role. As the most... read more
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Statistically, not only are working class students at Imperial less likely to achieve a 1st / 2.1 in their degree, but they are also more likely to drop out from their studies. There is also a drastic imbalance in the numbers of working-class students admitted to Imperial, with 55% of home undergraduates admitted from area’s with the highest rates of participation in higher education ( POLAR Q5). As your WCO,... read more
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