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Student Officers

Alice Churm

Postgraduate Officer

2 posts
Last post 22 Jan 2020
Ben Newsham


11 posts
Last post 11 Oct 2019
Charlotte Lloyd

Sports Officer

3 posts
Last post 24 Jan 2020
Chloe Batten

Education Officer

1 post
Last post 13 Mar 2020
Luke Mepham

Societies Officer

2 posts
Last post 28 May 2020
Milly Last

Democracy & Development Officer

8 posts
Last post 27 Mar 2020
Tiana Holgate

Welfare & Campaigns Officer

4 posts
Last post 03 Apr 2020

Part-time Officers

Alexandru Fugariu

Part-time & Mature Students' Officer

No posts
Connie Gordon

LGBTUA+ Officer

1 post
Last post 19 Sep 2018
Nathan Parsons

Disabled Students' Officer

5 posts
Last post 29 Sep 2016
Last comment 08 Mar 2014

Trans Students' Officer.

1 post
Last post 13 Nov 2018
Rebecca Brown

 Ethics & Environment Officers

No posts
Taj Ali

Ethnic Minorities Officer

No posts
Talip Yaldaz

International Students' Officer EU

No posts
Zishi Zhang

International Students' Officer NON-EU

No posts

Ben Newsham


Why you should run for Democracy and Development Officer in the Spring Elections!

The DDO role of course involves an awful lot of overseeing SU democracy, helping to ensure publicity and turnout in the Autumn Elections, Spring Elections and All Student Vote. If by-laws, number-crunching and political strategy interest you at all, this could be the role for you! This year, I helped create the #MakeYourMark campaign to improve student interest in and engagement with the democratic process – if you have similar ideas which you think could help get students more engaged with their Union, this is the job to go for.

As noted previously, the Democracy side of the job basically absorbs a bit of everything – transport, finance, accommodation, the SU’s commercial operations, and loads more. It’s a broad remit, but one where you can achieve a lot! If you’ve ever thought that you have a great idea for a new night or wanted to change anything in the SU’s bars and food outlets, the DDO is the point-person for both student feedback and their own ideas.

There’s plenty more I could mention – the environmental portfolio, car parking, the University’s plans for buildings on campus, being the Union’s treasurer – the list goes on. I also oversee the SU’s accounts and input into the budgeting process to ensure that everything we do retains a strong student focus!

Nominate yourself here before Noon on 12th February: