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Eoin O'Kane

Graduate Students' Union: Postgraduate Taught Academic & Welfare Officer (Business)

Having been Chair of the Student Staff Council at my previous university, King's College London, I believe I have the skills and experiences necessary to best represent my fellow postgraduates as part of the GSU. I've worked with the CEO and Board to secure additional paid representative roles, commitments to improved transparency and better training for Union student staff. I achieved this through constant meetings with students across all three main campuses and surveying departments to build a water-tight case to ensure change at the highest level. Although the Academic offering has so far been excellent, there is always room for improvement. Conversations I have already had with other students have highlighted possible changes to the ordering of modules to better suit the application timetable, for example.

Having only been at the Imperial College Business School for a few weeks now, I have thrown myself into every opportunity available, whether it be running the Tech, Media and Telecoms Club, being a student blogger and ambassador, or collaborating with the Enterprise Lab. Having such a wide range of roles allows me to interact with a far larger and more diverse group of students than otherwise, and I believe this allows me to truly understand the needs and wants of students, and to be able to convey them to Imperial management.

The Business School has already had a significant impact on both my personal and professional life, and I'm keen to have a similar impact on Imperial's students in return!