Social Justice Officer

Evelyn Cacas

Preferred Name: Evi

Degree and year of study?

I'm currently in my fourth year studying a double degree in Law and International Studies. 

What inspired you to engage with the office and role(s) you currently hold? 

I have always carried a strong passion for Social Justice causes, whether they be at a local, national and          international scale. Given the ongoing challenges associated with student life, which have been exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I think it is important now more than ever to address students' needs, whether they are academic, social and personal. I feel that through the Social Justice portfolio and by extension the Student Representative Council students' needs can be better addressed. 

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?

I'm a member of the Law Students Society and the Political and International Relations Association. 

What led you to join the club(s)?

I was encouraged to join by other members. 

Favourite holiday destination/activity?

Strolling through the streets of Spain/ Punting on the River Cam at the University of Cambridge. 

Favourite place to study on campus?

Quiet study rooms in the Law Library. 

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role(s) in 2020?

I want to work with the SRC to create effective resolutions to address students' needs and concern. I especially want to focus on developing initiatives that focus on the detrimental fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

Don't confine yourself to one friendship group, you are at an institution with 20,000+ students, go and meet people. Also, remain focused on your studies, Uni isn't a free pass to slack off. Enjoy the pub crawls, society balls and Friday night Unibar hangs but keep focussed, remember there is life after Uni.