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Student Officers

Akosua Sefah

Democracy and Development Officer

 

1 post
Last post 27 Jan 2021
Charlotte Lloyd

Sports Officer

4 posts
Last post 18 Feb 2021
Izzy Bourne

Welfare & Campaigns Officer

No posts
Luke Mepham

President

2 posts
Last post 28 May 2020
Megan Clarke

Education Officer

No posts
Olly Barron

Societies Officer

1 post
Last post 17 Feb 2021
Shingai Dzumbira

Postgraduate Officer

No posts

Part-time Officers

Amara Okoye

Womens' Officer

2 posts
Last post 08 Oct 2020
Bede

Trans Students' Officer

No posts
Daniel Kallo

International Students Officer (EU)

No posts
Eseosa & Kimia

Ethics & Environment Officer

No posts
Evelin Sanderson-Nichols

Part-Time & Mature Students Officer

No posts
Isabelle Atkins

Disabled Students' Officer

1 post
Last post 19 Oct 2020
Nazifa & Rachel

Ethnic Minorities Officer

No posts
Sharon Don-Okhuofu

International Students' Officer (Non-EU)

No posts
Tam-Lin Moonstone

LGBTUA+ Officer

No posts

Olly Barron

Societies Officer

Why get involved in Societies?

In my first year one of the first things I did was look at which Societies I could join. I knew I wanted to continue singing, so I looked through the Societies list to see what was there. I found the Leamingtones (an a cappella group) through the Music Centre website and joined this, as well as joining eSports society.

I wasn’t very outgoing as a fresher, didn’t really meet too many people other than my flat and these two groups. One day in term 2, eSports society was running a social to Neon (a club in Leamington Spa). I had only been clubbing once in my life beforehand in freshers week - this was not the best intro since I didn’t know anyone and for some reason though it was a good idea to take a backpack into the club with me. (a tip - don’t take a backpack with you, or use the cloakroom)

This night out with eSports society was a very different experience - I was dancing in a group with pretty good friends and really enjoyed myself. This marked the point where I started to get out a bit more, meet new people and started to really enjoy my university experience and I’m so thankful to societies for giving me this opportunity.

Every year since then I went to the societies fair and joined multiple new societies or found different societies to get involved with. I joined Warwick Pole and Aerial Arts, became Social Secretary for Warwick A Cappella Society, a newly created society and threw myself into as many different social events that I could. In third year I joined Warwick Salsa, Belly Dance and was the Social Secretary for Warwick Pole and Aerial Arts. Through the exec positions I learnt a lot about responsibilities that I wouldn’t have gained from other parts of university life, especially a more leadership role during social events. Societies really shaped my university experience, made me some hopefully lifelong friends and gave me a lot of really useful life skills and experience.

A few core skills to put on your CV by being an exec member can be:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Social Media
  • Admin/Emails
  • Networking
  • Communication (Written and Verbal)
  • Event Organising
  • Problem Solving

Find out which societies are activelty recruiting here

Socieites Officer, Olly, and other Society Execs share the benefits of being an Exec and how it has impacted them.