Student Community Leaders: STaCS
Meet the student community leaders (SCLs) in the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies.
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STaCS study sessions are on the 1 and 3 Fridays of every month from 10 am – 12 pm on the ground floor of the library
Your student community leaders
Sandra Rashid (she/her), undergraduate
“Hi! My name is Sandra, my passion is yoga, and mindfully connecting with others with purpose is my motto. I am a lover of nature: moon, clouds and the sound of the birds is all I am influenced, and inspired by. I study BA Social Science, Community Development and Youth Work.
Helping people to grow is an enormously gratifying for me, especially young people. I believe that with the right support and guidance we can encourage communities, develop strong relationships and collective identities together.
My favorite music is classical, soft pop and instrumental music. Being a community leader will help me to build social skills, cultural values, and identity. At the same time it will give me the creativity to problem-solve and make decisions, and the capacity to innovate, build, work together and inspire student's and communities participation. I love to motivate, empower and make people smile. An radiant smile can change someone's life!
Pei Yun Chua (she/her), postgraduate
“Hello, My name is Pei Yun, I represent students from the postgraduate Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies (STaCS) Department. I am on the postgraduate Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme. The purpose of my course of study was to deepen my knowledge of movement so I could explore its potential to support people's self-expression in order to offer a safe and inclusive space for communication and connection.
The reason I became a Student Community Leader is that I enjoy meeting new people and learn about what excites and inspires them. I appreciate moments of unplanned adventures and stumbling upon a cosy coffee shop where I can pull out my kindle (or a good old book) to read. In my spare time, I enjoy catching up with friends, cooking together, and taking walks in the park. As a Dance Artist, I find myself excited when it comes to collaborating with other creatives, simply having fun in the creative process and seeing where that takes me.”