Name:

Hanna Silk (Shwmae Hanna dw i / Hello, I'm Hanna)

Role:

Area Association Representative for Wales

What this role involves:

Supporting and developing the community of OU students in Wales, and making sure that the views of students in Wales continue to be effectively and fairly represented.

Keeping students in Wales updated and connected with others by being visible and contactable.

Assisting students with study-specific issues, as well as arranging opportunities for meet-ups, local volunteer projects and other initiatives.

What you’ve studied and are studying at the OU:

I previously studied at Swansea and Cardiff Universities. More recently, I worked as a student adviser for Cardiff University Students' Union. The Open University has given me the brilliant opportunity to pursue my interest in education in a flexible way. I am in my 2nd year of the F70 Masters in Education (Applied Linguistics). 

Why you decided to volunteer (and any previous volunteering experience with the Association):

This is my first experience of volunteering with the Association. I decided to volunteer to learn more about the work that the Association does, and to connect with and support OU students in Wales.

Summary of what you want to do in your role:

I am looking forward to working with fellow OU students in Wales to fully understand the issues that are important to them, and then making sure that I represent the views and concerns of the students fairly and effectively in working with the Committee and the OU.

Any other interests you’d like to share?

In my spare time, I am often found covered in dust and paint attempting various DIY projects. I enjoy learning Welsh, and anything to do with history and art.

Gobeithio gweld chi'n fuan! / Hope to see you soon!

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Email: hanna.silk[at]open.ac.uk