Meet the people at White Rose DTC

Student representatives are member of the Academic Quality Committee and attend the monthly meetings.

Their role aims to improve the training of WR DTC students, through representing the views of students at  the AQC.

WHAT DO THEY DO?

  • Gather feedback from other WR DTC students in their institution
  • Attend Academic Quality Committee (AQC) meetings on a rotational basis to provide student representation for their institution
  • Inform other WR DTC students in their institution of the decisions made at AQC meetings
  • Raise awareness among students of issues discussed at the AQC meetings

WHAT DO THEY GET  OUT OF IT?

  • The unique opportunity to influence decision making in the WR DTC
  • The chance to meet key WR DTC staff and student representatives from other WR DTC institutions
  • An in depth understanding of how the governance of the WR DTC works

Tobias Stadler, University of Sheffield

Tobias Stadler, University of Sheffield

Tobias Stadler is a PhD student at the Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) at the Sheffield University Management School. His research focuses on social inclusion at the workplace and its beneficial effects on well-being. The main idea is to utilise theories from social psychology and to test how they can be applied to the professional life.

Tobias is originally from Germany and holds a master´s degree in Psychology from Lund University (Sweden) and a bachelor´s degree in Psychology from Universität Salzburg (Austria). Both during his undergraduate and his master´s studies he spent time working as a student representative to make sure that students have their voice heard within different departmental committees. As a consequence, Tobias is currently working as a University of Sheffield student representative on the White Rose DTC Academic Quality Committee.

Shuang Qiu, University of York

Shuang Qiu, University of York

Shuang joined the Centre for Women’s Studies (CWS) at University of York as a doctoral researcher in October 2015 after receiving her Master degree in Media and Public Relations at Newcastle University. Her doctoral research focuses on Chinese couples living apart together (LAT) relationships, with the aim of explaining the meaning behind LAT relationships, and in a broad sense, how people interpret and understand the impact of social change on personal and familiar relationships.

She has presented her work at WRDTC Welcome Event 2016. She has recently co-organized Sisterhood in Action Conference 2017 at York and worked as a student representative on the White Rose DTC Academic Quality Committee.

Ning Lu, University of Leeds

Ning Lu, University of Leeds

Ning Lu is a PhD student in the ESRC-funded Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on Big Data and ethical consumption. Ning has studied two masters in Biostatistics with Epidemiology and International Health Management at Imperial College London. He has had internships at UNESCO-IHE (the Netherlands) and City University London’s biotech commercial research. He has written more than 200 articles on Chinese national newspapers as well as UK Chinese newspapers. He has recently co-founded the Leeds Data Science Society and become a PhD representative in the Leeds University Business School.

Mostafa Attia, University of Leeds

Mostafa Attia, University of Leeds

Mostafa Attia is a disabled Egyptian student studying in his second year at the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds University. His research focusses around the Egyptian revolution, global development and disability politics in Egypt. The research aims to understand how the events and consequences of the Egyptian revolution, as well the newly established SDGs, can pave the way to have more solid inclusive policies for the benefit of disabled Egyptians. Alongside this, he is working as a teaching assistant for the second year at the School of Sociology.

In 2009, he obtained his MA degree in disability studies at the University of Leeds. He has participated at several academic conferences during his studies to present his research findings. At the professional level, he worked with many policy making organizations in Egypt, as well as taking consultancy work with many international organizations and local NGOs. He is currently selected to be WRDTC representative for Leeds University.

Marion Oveson, University of Sheffield

Marion Oveson, University of Sheffield

I am a french-american 1+3 student currently in my first year in the department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. I’ve lived in England for 6 years now and enjoy it very much- so much so that I married a Sheffielder! My interests lie in learning more about the purpose of the university, its role within its city, how ‘impact’ is used as a research evaluative marker and how this then translates on the ground for ‘real’ people, and how engaged learning fits into all of this. I am passionate about making a difference both as a result of my research and also during the programme and look forward to being a student rep.

I have a Masters degree in Human Geography from the U of Sheffield and a dual Bachelor’s degree in International Studies & Romance Languages. I was a student rep for my Masters degree and have been trained as a community organiser, so I understand the importance of listening and of collective power.

Annis Stead, University of York

Annis Stead, University of York

Annis joined the Department of Education at York as a PhD candidate in October 2015, following MA Women’s Studies (University of York) and BA Experimental Psychology (University of Oxford). She is a recipient of the Departmental Scholarship Award. Her doctoral thesis will aim to challenge the effectiveness of anti-”lad culture” campaigns in UK Higher Education. Prior to this, she has presented MA research findings on narratives of homophobic bullying at a BERA Sexualities Special Interest Group conference (Gender, sexuality and young people: After No Outsiders). And also conducted independent research concerning identities and intimate piercings, which was featured at a conference on body modification at the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York (Body Project).