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Q&A: Meet SU Education Officer Sandesh Punhani

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We speak to 23/24 Student Union Edudcation Officer Sandesh Punhani in aAh! The FRESHERS Issue

What is your main mission as Education Officer and how do you plan to achieve your goals?

I will closely collaborate with the accommodation team to ensure that students receive the necessary support and care, eliminating any mental distress that may arise due to accommodation challenges. This approach aligns with my vision of enhancing the overall student experience. Ultimately, my mission is to elevate students’ learning journeys, foster academic success, and cultivate a positive and nurturing environment.

Why did you choose this role?

I am dedicated to creating inclusive environments and equipping individuals with the necessary tools to pursue lifelong learning. I firmly believe in the transformative power of education and its potential to empower individuals from all walks of life.

What do you do for fun?

I’m passionate about playing cricket and have a talent for cooking, specialising in Indian, Australian, and Western cuisines. Cooking allows me to unwind and experiment with flavours, and cricket keeps me physically active and fosters teamwork.

What do you see as the key issues facing students in 2023?

The obstacles that students will experience in 2023 and 2024 include stress related to their finances, mental health issues, anxiety, homesickness and housing. The institution has the resources available to provide full support, both mentally and emotionally, to assist students in overcoming these difficulties and succeeding in their academic endeavours.

What are your tips for getting the most out of university?

It’s essential to stay engaged and proactive. Attend lectures and participate actively in discussions. Utilise the library resources to enhance your knowledge. Get involved in campus activities and clubs to meet new people and expand your horizons. Don’t hesitate to seek guidance from professors and advisors. Finally, I’d say explore the city and embrace new experiences beyond the classroom.

Follow Sandesh’s journey as 23/24 Education Officer on Instagram @educationofficermmu

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