“The biggest thing I’ve learned if you have a contact, but you can’t share that contact because you’re afraid of losing it, then it’s not a good contact.”
Eleanor West is a final year student in BA Photography at Camberwell College of Arts in London. More recently, she was elected as the Activites Officer at the Student Union in the University of Arts London. Last week I sat down with her to pick her brain on a variety of topics including leadership, accessibility, and the importance of establishing contacts in universities.
As both a leader and member in numerous societies, Eleanor has understood the importance of increasing accessibility. This is especially important considering that nearly a quarter of students at UAL are in contact with disability services. Here she talks about how easy it is to make events accessible.
Eleanor is a committee member of the LGBT+ society at UAL, where she has organised many “clothes swaps” especially for trans and non-gender conforming students. Here she explains what clothes swaps are.
Eleanor is also the Treasurer at ArtsFems society at UAL, she has the first-hand experience on the struggle to get funding for societies. Here she talks about what most members don’t understand about societies.
Here she talks about her experience as a Leader in societies and how she brings people together.
When asked about her main focus as Activities Officer, she stressed on getting different societies to talk to one another. Here she explains the importance of networking in universities.
Eleanor is a final year student at the BA photography course at Camberwell College of Arts. Here she talks about her course and the genre of photography she’s interested in.
Here is the full interview: [8:31]
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Former journalism student at London College of Communication, Former Child.
I am a journalist who’s passionate about climate change and climate justice. For me that’s the most important story I can write about and contribute to fixing. As a journalist, my way of going about it is to educate people about this existential threat that’s bogged down by skepticism, denialism, lack of comprehension of scope, and general apathy.
I also write about a lot of other things, like social justice, protests, pop culture, lifestyle, and esports. Albeit these stories won’t be as frequent as they depend on what I find fascinating and meaningful to write about at the moment.
This website is both my portfolio and my space to share interesting information- about myself or climate change. Any time I’m commission by a publication (fingers crossed) I’ll crosspost it here for all my audience to see.
This site may even turn into an actual blog from time to time. If I have any personal revelations that my audience can learn from, I may share it here