Hi everyone :)
I am Léonie, second year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry.
As such, I have started my PhD just before the big move from South Kensington to White City and know a bit about the challenges we faced right in the beginning on the campus and how things have evolved since.
Having held the role as White City Officer for the past months, I am familiar with the committee structures and how things are run. Together with the GSU Hammersmith Officer and students from our departments we have implemented first community building events between the West London campuses.
I am also sharing the position of Chemistry PG committee president and know my way around the department’s hierarchy and support structures. In this role I’ve been part of organising a range of social events within our department, but being part of the White City campus there is more potential for a more encompassing campus life. With every new building opening up on our campus there is more space that can be used by the community of students, staff and residents.
Our campus has a range of challenges ahead but also big potential to develop into a collaborative state-of-the-art science hub which includes our well-being and social life. I am also looking forward to welcoming and involving postgraduate students from other departments as they move to White City. I hope to get the chance to be a voice for our campus in the Graduate Students’ Union.
Thanks for reading :)