Hello, I am Yasmin, a 23-year-old living in Guildford, originally from Hastings and am also half Turkish.
I am a new and enthusiastic member of the Green Party who is diligent, responsible and passionate about ethics. I would bring full impartiality to this role whilst simultaneously recognising the paramount importance of upholding the Green Party’s reputation optimally through fair decision-making regarding disciplinary measures.
Having worked for the civil service in the past year, I have the approachability combined with the necessary seriousness, hard-working attitude, and competent writing abilities needed to fulfil this role well. Most importantly, what stands out about me is my ability to pay close attention to detail whilst seeing the bigger picture too; by this I mean that I am an interdisciplinary thinker, bringing my interest of politics, ethics and philosophy into every decision I take to ensure optimum fairness. As a result, I can analyse situations with empathy and understanding without bias – this will be essential in this role where the decisions being made have considerable consequences for both the persons involved, the Party and wider stakeholders.
If conflicts of interest arise I will remain professional at all times, being fair, polite and just, explaining clearly to all those concerned the events which are taking place, providing the information which is needed at the right times, and always standing by my morals, which are in sync with those of the Party. Moreover, my intention always would be to ensure that everyone feels respected and that the most just outcomes are arrived at irrespective of prevailing conflicts of interest.
Lastly, despite being new to the Green Party, I have completed two fully funded research projects in environmental psychology, written for the University of Surrey’s politics magazine about flying less, and completed the Global Graduate Award in Sustainability. Hereby, the main policies and beliefs that underpin the Green Party are highly important to me, having over the years become integral facets of my personal, academic and professional life. I am someone who loves learning above all else, completing my International Tourism Management degree in these last few weeks before starting my master’s in Social Research Methods in September. These studies equip me with the critical analysis skills needed for optimum decision- making, questioning, gathering relevant information, not accepting cases at face value and overall striving to reach truth and ways to progress forwards.