Sabbatical Officers

Ellen Holmes

Ellen is the Welfare & Campaigns Officer.

2 posts
Last post 23 Feb 2018
Ellie Martin

Ellie is the Sports Officer.

1 post
Last post 09 Mar 2018
Emily Dunford

Emily is the Postgraduate Officer.

2 posts
Last post 23 Feb 2018
Hope Worsdale

Hope is the President

9 posts
Last post 04 Jan 2018
Liam Jackson

Liam is the Education Officer.

4 posts
Last post 24 May 2018
Michael Kynaston

Michael is the Democracy & Development Officer.

1 post
Last post 23 Feb 2018
Niall Johnson

Niall is the Societies Officer.

No posts

Part-time Officers

Alex Lythall

Alex is the Trans Officer.

No posts
Anne-Marie Matthews

Anne-Marie is the Part-time & Mature Students' Officer.

No posts
Julie Saumagne & Christian König

Julie and Christian are the Ethics & Environment Officers.

No posts
Laura Addison & Amy Moores

Laura and Amy are the Women Officers.

16 posts
Last post 23 May 2017
Last comment 08 Mar 2014
Melissa P. Martin

Melissa is the Disabled Students' Officer.

5 posts
Last post 29 Sep 2016
Last comment 08 Mar 2014
Namir Rahim Chowdhury

Namir is the Ethnic Minorities Officer.

No posts
Ryan C. Girard

Ryan is the LGBTUA+ Officer.

No posts

Luke Pilot

Luke is the President of Warwick SU.

How and why you should support Free Education on November 4th

On November 4th, thousands will be marching on the streets of London in the National Demonstration for Free Education, called by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC).
 
This march has been called in response to the most destructive attack on education in decades by the UK Government. This march has been called because talking to our MPs and writing papers is not enough. This march has been called because direct action on the streets is how we can show the Government that we will not fall victim to this attack. This march has been called because we will not ask politely for these changes to be stopped; instead, we will demand Free Education that is accessible for all, without barriers or borders. 
 
The march for Free Education is not just about opposing the £9k tuition fees hike. It’s about the abolishment of maintenance grants which will heavily impact students from lower-income backgrounds. It’s about the freezing of the loan repayment threshold which will disproportionately affect women. It’s about the regressive Research Excellence Framework (REF), the continued casualisation of teaching staff and the continued marketisation of Higher Education through the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It’s about cuts to the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) that will create further barriers to education. It’s about the continued battle for funding between Higher Education and Further Education (FE) Institutions, in which FE colleges lose out the most. It’s about the Islamophobic Prevent agenda , which racially-profiles and treats students like suspects. It’s about the continued exploitation of International students as cash cows, while it becomes harder for them to access and remain in Britain and they have to pay to use the NHS.
 
This is an unprecedented series of initiatives for students to overcome, but we do not have to accept these changes. We should not rest idly and let our institutions be changed so fundamentally, to the detriment of our education and that of future generations (including, potentially, our own families). Change is not impossible, as the amazing student movement in South Africa showed us last week. There is so much for us to be angry about, but we cannot let that emotion dissipate. We must challenge these changes by uniting and engaging in direct, dynamic, collective action. We have a voice. And now is the time to use it.
 
Rallies and demonstrations, however, are not for everyone. NCAFC have recognised the need for accessibility that this creates and have organised a Demo HQ for the day. For individuals who do not wish to participate in the march itself, or are unable to due to their health, are a carer, have other responsibilities or have concerns about their visa but still want to be a part of the action, the Demo HQ at Bloomsbury is there for you on November 4th. You can visit the HQ in Bloomsbury and support the march, keep on top of social media and communications and coordinate protesters. If you cannot make it to London, you can also be a part of the social media push at home or at work.
 
We are not simply asking for education that is free from fees - we are demanding education that is free from discrimination, free from oppression, that supports students and which provides equal access for everyone.
 
Education is a right, not a privilege. We must ensure that everyone has equal ability to exercise this right.
 
Free education NOW.
 
Get your £5 return ticket to 4th November National Demo in London. Ticket sales end 3pm Friday 30th October. https://tickets.warwicksu.com/ents/event/13018/