Hi, I am Mohammed Abdulredha and I am the elected Welfare & Community officer for the academic year 2017/2018. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to represent the students of Sheffield Hallam University, it is a pleasant experience being a medium that amplifies the students voice and ensures that their best interest is considered in every strategy that is devised to create positive change.
As we grow as an organisation, we learn from our experiences, and with the aid of technology we identify solutions that improves our processes to be more efficient, effective and less expensive. However, it is very important to remember the human factor. We need to ensure that the systems we employ do not override our human values. There is no doubt that for us to succeed as a university, we need systematic procedures and practicality, but it is equally important to ensure that empathy, compassion and integrity are embedded in our daily operations, as we are setting the example for our students, whom we are developing here at Hallam, to not only be responsible adults, but also the leaders of tomorrow.
It is only natural for each of us to have our own objectives, and likewise every department at Hallam would do as well. Nonetheless, we need to continuously remind ourselves of why we decided to work at Hallam, remember every answer to each question at our job interview, because our answers are our promises to our students that we must keep. I remember at question time I promised that I would do my best to ensure that every student at Hallam gets an equal opportunity to be the best version of themselves and I use that promise to steer my decision and interactions daily.
As wonderful as Hallam is, I hope that we continue to work together to make it a better place for our students and staff, so that Hallam remains in our hearts, a place we remember as our second home, not just a university or a workplace.