Olaiya Aro

”┬áMental health matters! Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but bias and stigma shame us all. That’s why it is important to work on the communication and transparancy around mental health.”

I’m Olaiya, 25 years old and I’m in my final year of Philosophy. Last year I worked as a council assistant for the Faculty Student Council. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, I was organizing a congress together with lecturers and study advisors that was focused on the mental health of students. Next year, among other things, I want to ensure that this congress will be held. In addition, I want to dedicate myself to diversity and digitalization. With TOF I want to make sure that students at the Faculty of Humanities have the feeling that they have been listened to. This means no Proctoring, more non-western courses, smaller classes and an inclusive and sustainable environment.