Hello! I'm Laura, currently in second year and I would like to be your academic representative. With the curriculum changes and the strikes, we've had a tumultuous few years. This alongside the already challenging EEE curriculum means that having effective representation is so important. I was academic representative in first year, and held a number of leadership positions in school including deputy head girl. I have also acted as a mentor and an ambassador for Imperial and for STEM, all of which required organisation, time management and good communication. My priorities as academic rep would be to make sure that the mixed curriculum between years has no effect on coursework or teaching, that the student body is better communicated with about issues affecting faculty ie strikes, and to communicate issues students are having with the department leadership.