Katie Ní Chléire
Hi! I’m Katie Ní Chléire, and I’m your Welfare Officer!
Is mise Oifigeach Folláine Aontas na Mac Léinn i mbliana!
Student life is fun, exciting and rewarding, but when things don’t go how you expected, the Students’ Union is here to help! Your health and wellbeing is one of our top priorities. It’s my role to look out for your welfare needs during your time at Queen’s University – this includes mental health, sexual health and housing. I’m here to help with any issues you might encounter, and to support you!
We’re coming into a very different academic year than we expected – recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic will pose challenges to our students and their welfare that are unpredictable. We need to work together to ensure that we have support services that are accessible and work for students.
Mental health is a strategic priority for the Students’ Union, and I will fight to ensure it remain at the top of the university’s agenda, particularly in the response and recovery from COVID-19. I’m going to look at the mental health services available, and work to make sure that students’ mental health is supported throughout their time at Queen’s University.
Other things I’m going to do include:
- Housing – ensuring that student renters are protected and their rights upheld
- Placement students – introduce more support for students who undertake placements during their degree, particularly in the Health and Social Care sector.
- Exceptional circumstances – review this current policy and reform it to work better for students
If you need support, have any questions, or want to get involved, get in touch!
Thanks, and take care!
Go raibh maith agaibh, agus tabhair aire!