The KPS Elections are just around the corner! One of the candidates running in the elections is Julia Zammit; a third year BA (Hons.) Social Policy student. Over the past two years, she has been engaged in student activism and has had the opportunity of occupying the roles of Social Policy Officer, Secretary General and President of Studenti Ħarsien Soċjali (SĦS). Throughout her years in the organization, Zammit managed to rebuild the organization to bring out its prominence.
Insite was thrilled to interview her to get to know her more. Her manifesto is based on three pillars; sustainability, wellbeing and activism. What’s important about Zammit is that she’s an activist and she stated that, “activism has been hitting a few bumps in the road and its needs to be given strength and importance.” Even though the wellbeing issue now falls under the Student Affairs Office, she commented that “I will put a focus on the social level but if elected, KPS needs to focus on the policy level too. Just focusing on policy isn’t enough because you’d be removing the social aspect. It puts emphasis on which areas KPS would need to work on. Therefore, I would be willing to work with Yamine Ellul, Student Affairs Officer.”
Most importantly, Zammit insisted on the push for; more awareness on sexual health, alternative modes of transport on campus, a follow up on the ADHD campaign organized last year by the Social Policy Commission, issuing a paper on constitutional reform as well as organizing follow ups on the KPS meetings’ discussions.
Moreover, Zammit plans to set up a proper platform for student organizations’ paperwork regarding Senate and VO Recognition as well as funding, thus provide a guide-to means to get these done.
She also insisted on creating a COVID-19 Resource Hub which would be a virtual platform. Any research that is carried out regarding COVID-19 would be posted here and people would be able to provide the research conducted for their thesis about the pandemic thus allowing people to compare and contrast, to learn form each other, especially to be a means for people who want to inform themselves.
Furthermore, she insisted on meeting up with each organization and to discuss what topics they want to be voiced in the KPS meetings. Zammit definitely has a lot of aims for KPS and wants to strengthen those bond between student organizations because “they are forefront with the students more than KSU“.
If elected, she hopes to contribute a positive change on a university level and hopefully, a national level too.
Insite wishes best of luck to Julia Zammit in the upcoming elections this Thursday! Make sure to check out her manifesto below!