Students’ Representative Council Elections: Alicia Mason running for mature student representative

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1. I’m a 24 year old third year part-time mature student majoring in Psychology, but I also enjoy English and Philosophy. I spend most of my days working full-time at the Saint John Regional Hospital as a Nursing Unit Clerk (fancy title for Unit Secretary), or studying in my cozy, little two bedroom apartment in Rothesay. When I have a beautiful thing called spare time, I try to spend as much of it as I can with my family and friends. I can honestly say I am never bored, as there is always something to fill my time. I consider myself to be an efficient person when it comes to completing what needs to be done and sometimes a bit meticulous in the sense that I will not give up on a task until it is just right! Most people say they consider me to be a pretty laid back and [an] easy going person for the most part as I am not easily stressed because I believe worrying won’t solve anything. Above all, I believe there is great importance in hearing what others have to say as much as it is important to be heard, which is why I think I would be perfect for this position!

2. This is my first time running for UNB’s SRC; however I was the grad class president in 2006 for Simonds High School.

3. Balancing a full-time job, classes and a social life doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for many extracurricular activities; however, I was a member of the “Buddies Program” during my first and second year here at UNBSJ.

4. I want to represent all of UNBSJ’s mature students whether they are studying full-time, part-time, starting over, in it for the long haul, returning from taking some time to figure things out, or balancing work, school and/or a family. These situations can be tough and I would love to help along the way wherever I can.

5. More parking and vending machines for everyone! Just kidding…I really haven’t encountered any mature student related issues so far, but if any are brought to my attention I would certainly handle them to the best of my abilities if I am elected.

6. I would have to say Alfred, Lord Tennyson, [is] my favorite poet. He may not have had the most glamorous of lives and certainly was not the best looking guy around, but I think to be able to write like that would be more than enough.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.