Say hello to your RAG officer


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Not sure what RAG is? 

RAG (Raise and Give) is part of the Campaigns Network and fundraises for charities chosen by you, our students.

So, let's discover a little bit about your RAG officer, Emma Blackburn, shall we?


What do you study and what year are you in? 

I'm a 2nd year Psychology with Clinical Psychology student!

Tell us a bit about yourself and a fun fact. 

I'm originally from just outside of Cambridge and I enjoy seeing friends and travelling. I love getting involved in university life outside of lectures and am currently the Vice President of the Psychology Society and Vice President of the Guide & Scout Society (LUGS).  I spend a lot of my spare time volunteering for Girlguiding, particularly as a trainer for the Peer Education programme. The programme trains girls aged 14-25 to become "Peer Educators" and go into Brownie / Guide meetings to run informative and discussion-based sessions on mental health, body image, self-esteem and gender equality. When I'm not volunteering, I love to cook and watch films!

My fun fact? I know all the words to most Stormzy songs!

Why did you decide to run for the officer role?

I've always loved getting involved with charity and after setting up a RAG at my sixth form, the idea of going bigger and better was very appealing. I didn't expect to win the election, but decided the process would be a good experience and I'd regret it if I didn't. So, I just went for it and here we are!

What do you want to achieve as a RAG Officer?

My two big goals this year are: 

  1. To have a really successful and exciting RAG week (12th-17th November) 
  2. To have more students know what RAG is all about and how to get involved!

We would like to wish Emma the best of luck this year with her new position and are so excited to see her plans become a reality!