Emma Craven

Student Member

Emma Craven is am a level 4 distance learner studying BSc (Hons) Psychology. She has ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety, and earlier this year she joined the student representative team.

She has worked tirelessly for over 15 years advocating for vulnerable and marginalised groups, her passion and motivation has always been intrinsically linked to supporting others. Emma states the following about her attitude to advocacy: "I will have uncomfortable conversations and while others may find these frank discussions unsettling, I believe they are necessary and pivotal for influencing change".

Emma's goal is to highlight what it means to be living with ADHD and other neurodivergent differences by dismantling the barriers that students can face in higher education, with a solution-focused, non-defeatist and relatable approach. In her role as a student representative, as an Advsiory Board member, she works to represent students who are facing the biggest barriers, and feels that she can offer the university a way into those student’s world, by sharing her passion and understanding with all.

She is motivated to spread positive messaging, promote non-tokenistic inclusion and influence meaningful change. Her goal is for all students to feel empowered, never give up, create a better future for themselves, but mostly to reach their full potential.