Michael KynastonDemocracy & Development Officer

Hi! I’m Michael, your Democracy and Development Officer

I’m responsible for running All Student Meetings, Autumn Elections and Officer Elections. I am looking forward to getting increasing numbers of Warwick students involved with SU democracy! In particular, I’m keen to make SU democracy easier to understand through a series of guides to all areas of our democratic processes, in turn making them more accessible and appealing to a wider range of students.

The development side of the role concerns the SU outlets (The Terrace Bar, The Bread Oven, Curiositea, Xananas, The Dirty Duck and The Copper Rooms) and making sure they are run in the interests of students. One of my priorities this year is to give students a greater voice in terms of what their outlets offer while providing more special offers for you to take advantage of and a wider variety of options to suit alternative dietary requirements. The role also involves dealing with various other issues such as buses, accommodation and even microwaves on campus, all of which I am eager to get started on!

I want everyone to realise how important and interesting SU democracy can be - while the various acronyms and terms can seem confusing, they are actually really simple to understand and not something that should stop you from playing a big role! My door is open to anyone who wants to find out more about the SU, and I’m always happy to help people get involved. If you do so, I guarantee it’ll be one of the best things you do while you’re at Warwick.

Contact Michael

The Democracy & Development Officer's office is on the first floor of SUHQ.

Michael's Latest Blog

Find all of Michael's blog posts on his blog page.

Michael's Election

The election for Democracy & Development Officer takes place during the Officer Elections in term 2.