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Secretary - Election Manifestos

1. Crystal Smith

My name is crystal smith. I am a first year student at the university, I study criminology and criminal law. I am putting myself forward for the secretary role of the OULS. I am a very passionate person, who loves to learn new things everyday! 


I love the complexity of law , it fascinates me how it all works. I am also proud to say that I have experience as a secretary for the traveller movement charity. I worked on the youth advisory team. 


I believe with my skills I would make a suitable candidate for this position. I am trained in mental health first aid , I am active in the student community, I love meeting new people and learning new perspectives.


I hope you consider me a suitable candidate.

2. Christelle Jones 
I would like to apply for 2 positions within The Open University Law Society. I have experience in both a Vice – Chair as well as Secretariat role.


I am a Stage 2 LLB student and attend most of the speaker series on offer and find them incredibly valuable. I am also a student member of the Inner Temple


I work in the legal profession within Financial Services as a paralegal / trainee. A large number of the tasks I perform, crosses over into the Corporate Secretariat area which I believe provides me with transferable skills for both the Vice-Chair as well as the secretary role. I have a commitment to advancing in the principles of justice, equality and am eager to contribute my transferable skills and expertise to The Open University’s Law Society. I always try to uphold the highest standards of integrity in everything I do, and strive to create an inclusive work/study environment.  This  is visible in my other roles as Communications officer for the Mental Heath network for UBS Group and as an LGBTQ+ Ambassador.


My primary focus will be to ensure smooth and efficient communication among the members, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration within our legal community.


I strongly believe that successful communication is the foundation upon which a successful society is built. Additionally, I am dedicated to promoting transparency and accountability without The Law Society.


Thank you for taking the time to read my statement.

3. Rachel Lafferty

Firstly, I’d like to thank you so for taking the time to read my statement for the impending

election. If you elect me for this role as secretary, I will make sure I do the upmost to do thebest I can. I am a kind and honest person, and I always work hard; and give everything my all. I am currently in my first year doing Law, before I briefly studied Psychology before a career change of mind. I really am proud of being an Open University student and part of a network of students whom are all like-minded in what we do and what our passions are in life. I’m also proud of being a OULS member, it’s a great society to be part of and I’ve already gained so much knowledge from the various events and talks that I’ve attended. I would love to be given the opportunity to showcase my other skills and to be able to help give back to a group and to a university whom have already given me so much. I hope you will put your trust in me and elect me for this position. Thank you. Rachel

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