SDM have just launched their manifeso for the upcoming term in KSU 2020/2021 focusing on new policies they plan to enact for the wellbeing of students due to the pandemic, amongst many other policies in hope of improving university life at the University of Malta.
Such policies include working on promoting the importance of mental health and the counselling services offered on campus due to any problems students might be going through and the introduction of yoga and fitness classes. SDM’s candidate for Social Policy Officer plans on working on a pandemic response policy so that UM will be ready in case of future pandemics.
In their manifesto they started by announcing a new position in the council, the Students Affair Officers whose sole role is to maintain and improve the KSU’s relationship with all the other organisations on campus. They also plan to introduce vision 2025 to envision the next 5 years of the University together with a ‘How to Series’ for all UM students on topics such as CV writing and job interviews.
If elected, SDM promises to continue building on the environmental policies enacted in previous years by continuing to organise further large scale cleanups and to lobby for the extension of recycling bins to all of the university buildings and not just the student house. They also plan to work with the canteen to introduce healthier options.
Regarding policies for Gozitan students and their never ending transport problem, they plan on pressuring Malta Public Transport to align X1 bus routes with the Gozo Channel Ferry timetable.
The international aspect of KSU is planning to lobby for more variety of options within the Erasmus programmes and internship opportunities with MEP’s. Furthermore, they plan on introducing the buddy system and culture integration day for all local and foreign student to integrate more.
SDM also promises to look into the possibility of increasing the KSU income from European and National funding and also to possibly extending the current ‘student athlete programme’ to musicians entrepreneurs and photographers.
Best of luck to all of SDM’s candidates in the elections!