Democracy & Development Officer
I'm Jacob, the Democracy and Development Officer for the forthcoming year. With my Democracy hat on, I help to run and oversee student elections and referenda on important issues to us, to get our voices heard in the university. On the Development side, I work to help manage the commercial side of university life, including all the SU's great social outlets on campus.
Fun fact about me:
I'm a distant relative of Stan Laurel, one half of classic British comedy duo 'Laurel and Hardy'.
My role and what I hope to achieve this year:
In the past it has been a struggle for the Union to be truly representative of the views of a wide range of students, so my main aim is to increase voter turnout in SU Elections but also diversify the voices we hear within it into departments and groups we don't always engage with well.
On the Development side, I want to ensure we can reopen and keep open all SU and University commercial outlets, which form such an important part of the fabric and community spirit of Warwick. Within this, I also want to make sure prices are kept low and students are continually prioritised for part-time jobs in them.