Yasmeen Bashir - Your President
Tell us a bit about you...
Hi! I am Yasmeen, your SU President.
I've finished my second year studying International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies. I was also the Women's Officer in 2020/21 where I assisted the Centre for Equity and Inclusion in creating consent awareness workshops.
I'm a part of the LGBTQ+ Society and the Gamers' Society and I love reading, travelling and photography. I'm from Dubai and I've lived in 3 different countries (including England).
What is your role?
As the Students' Union President, I represent all the students of London Met as well as the SU Exec team at the Board of Governors. My work includes providing a student perspective on Board and Committee meetings, supporting the activities of the Executive Officers and managing, and being managed by, the Students' Union.
Why did you run for your position?
I ran for President because I wanted to make a lot of changes within the uni and I found that committing to a full-time role would help me reach my goals. I wanted the opportunity to truly represent the students at more meetings and being elected President gives me a louder voice for you.
What are you working on this year?
My focus is on Education and so my work involves, introducing a variety of assessments across London Met, including LGBTQ+ history into the curriculum and working with the Officer for GSBL and SHS to remove the 40% cap on reassessments.
Other goals of mine include expanding the range of mental health services across London Met and also ensuring the availability of free period products across campus. The last goal is something I've been working on as a Women's Officer and I'm honoured to be carrying that over into this academic year.