Welfare Officer

Oliver Douglas


Name: Oliver Douglas

Preferred Name: Oli

Degree and Year of Study? 2nd Year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws

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

As a student starting university in 2020, our cohort has had to manage unprecedented challenges. My desire to run for Welfare Officer was borne out of a desire to serve my peers and ensure that students receive commensurate support for the obstacles they face.

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role in 2021?

During my tenure I will work to aid the delivery of essential student support services. Events such Stress Less Week and Breakfast Club are invaluable to many. Additionally, I trust working with my SRC colleagues will ensure students’ needs are responded to and welfare advanced throughout our community.

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA? I am involved with the following clubs:

  • Vice-President – Adelaide University Entrepreneur Club
  • Vice-President – Adelaide University Table Tennis Club
  • Head Coach – Adelaide University Tennis Club

What led you to join the clubs? Becoming fully involved with university life was a key priority when I started in 2020. In my view, to experience the true richness of campus culture you have to put yourself out there and contribute in the best way you can.

Favourite holiday destination/activity? During the holidays, resting and recuperating are a top priority. Playing tennis, reading and movies are some of my favourite pastimes.

Favourite place to study on campus? In my view, the Hub or Maths Lawns are the best places to study.

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide? I would encourage students to engage with as many aspects of university life as they can. You will meet new people, engage with new ideas and experiences new things. Your university years are formative and you want to be able look back on your time without regret.