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Helen Lawley

Student Governor Candidate

About me

I am a Mature, returning student who returned to Dudley college after a 10-year gap needing to change career path after long term illness. Now disabled I am actively trying to get my life back the best way I can.  I enjoy Motorcycles still; even though I can no longer ride but I still enjoy watching the road racing at the Isle of Man as I love traveling around the UK.

I’m currently studying at Wolverhampton Street campus and I’m hoping to do Level 3 IMI motor vehicle maintenance and repair after completing level 1 and 2. My Granddaughters keep me busy when I'm not in college and I love gardening

Track record

Since September I have been a proactive member of the Student Union as Vice President of Welfare. In my time I have cofounded the disability committee and attended open days to highlight the importance of disclosing invisible disabilities at enrolment to enable students to achieve everything that’s possible by getting the correct help and support at the right time.

I acted as Delegate at this year's NUS Conference at Glasgow and represented Dudley College Student Union at the We love our colleges protest at Westminster last October to ensure funding for colleges for the future. I have trained to be a mental health ambassador and I am actively trying to make improvements to the counseling rooms and the safe space. I am also trying to improve Wolverhampton Street campus in any way that I can. I’m not easily intimidated by boardrooms and committee meetings and always ask the right questions to get what students need.  I am open to anyone coming to speak with me as I will always make time for anyone.


I promise as Student Governor that I will keep students informed of decisions that are being made on their behalf and affect them directly at Dudley College, either by blog or vlog; and I promise to continue to be as proactive as I have always been. I will continue to fight for Students rights on a local and national level, I will continue to act as mental health ambassador and be active within the disability committee and I promise to bring some fun into college life even at the remote campuses

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