Leadership Elections 2022
Congratulations to all our winners in the Leadership Elections! Take a look below at who you voted to be your next representatives!
You can view the breakdown of the final results for the sabbatical candidates here.
Oliver Murray Elected
- Reinstate the Unilink night-time service for student safety
- Combat off-campus spiking with reusable drink covers and lobbying of clubs
- Introduce SUSU shop meal deals
- Fight unreliable landlords with a SUSU housing accreditation system
- Support and facilitate the growth of smaller clubs and societies
- Will fight to ensure students aren't negatively impacted by Covid.
- Will create cheap Wednesday SU nights for all our students.
- Will introduce deals to improve affordability across all SUSU outlets.
- Will form student focus groups for University and SUSU events.
- Will push for investment in academic and wellbeing support.
Vice President Activities
Zoe Chapple Elected
- Increase society engagement university-wide
- Termly one-to-ones to help committees achieve their goals
- Make booking union space an easier process for societies
- Ensure adequate welfare to all committee and society members
- More opportunities to join societies outside of freshers week
- Improve communication between SUSU and its societies
- Promote and improve more collaboration between societies
- Facilitate participation in southampton's wider community
- Broaden the landscape of opportunities made available to students
- Further SUSU's aims including inclusivity and sustainability alongside activities
- Get more students involved in societies
- Work with (LGBT+, BAME, PGR, disabled…) communities to improve accessibility
- Reward, recognise and support volunteers and committee members
- Communicate honestly with students about issues which will affect them
- Support small societies and treat societies fairly
- Increase accessibility and engagement for people with disabilities
- Work with welfare to establish society events for mental wellness
- Create a platform to help introduce members to struggling societies
- Establish an emergency fund to help societies outside grant rounds
- Increase Performing Arts visibility and encourage greater participation
Vice President Education and Democracy
Emily Bastable Elected
- Increase number of postgraduate scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Reduce student workload around the winter holidays.
- Greater emphasis on student feedback and partnership at all levels.
- #realstudentstories to inspire applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.
- Activism training so students can create the change they want.
- Passionate about dealing with issues that students maybe meet
- Prefer to communicate with tutors and students in-person or online
- Be willing to support academic representatives with varying feedback
- Flunt Chinese (Mother) language can support international students who have better understanding
- Participate actively in meetings or activities to know the latest university news
- Pragmatic vision for academic representation
- 4 years of academic rep experience & strong connections
- Putting postgraduates & joint honours students higher on the SUSU priority list
- Improve PAT & Employability Coordinator support guidelines
- Review of student workload guidelines and assessment type mix
- Increase integration and consistency between departments and union reps
- Promote greater involvement with the course rep system
- Empower popular petitions
- Provide skills help for transition to in-person exams
- Increase direct communication to students regarding student-led change
- Increased PAT training and increasing guidance and accessibility of support.
- Ensure students with disabilities feel supported and are not disadvantaged.
- Promote engagement with course Representatives so all students are represented.
- Work with the university to innovate student focused learning methods
- Streamline feedback system for modules and courses
- Provide regular meetings with postgrads to solve issues they have
- Ensure minority voices are heard and their concerns acted upon
- Improve special considerations process and awareness of eligibility criteria
- Improve mental health support for all students all year round
- Increase the limit on course reps for each course
Vice President Sports
- Experienced committee member in clubs of varying sizes and profiles
- I've spent this year running national organisations and inter-uni competitions
- Increase funding and help clubs use it more effectively
- Channel equality initiatives into existing clubs to help improve representation
- Organise bigger joint socials, to find new sports and friends!
Vice President Welfare and Community
Aycha Ates-Di Adamo Elected
- Introduction of ‘Southampton says Enough’ campaign to tackle sexual misconduct.
- Produce quality, intersectional and inclusive awareness campaigns, events and communications.
- Introduce on-campus medical/safe-space, address covid/health-related anxieties and keep exams safe.
- Improve social mobility, widening participation, mental health and enabling services.
- Ensure postgraduates, WSA and NOCS feel part of the community.
- Make support easily accessible to all
- Influence change for the university’s policies for disabled students
- Assess how to effectively make use of officers within the union
- Promote unity between societies to tackle more intersectional issues
- Create support avenues for students struggling with mental health
- Focus on increasing awareness about mental health and effects of the pandemic
- Regular seminars and workshops on mental-health related subjects
- Work closely with student reps to ensure that students voices are heard
- Increase sexual consent and improve the support for victims
- Improve the support given by the enabling services for the students
Fiona Sunderland Elected
- Extensive experience working with SUSU
- Experience in a large range of roles and at different levels of study
- Eager to be involved in the core decision-making process
- Want to ensure clear and transparent communication to all students.
- Intent on securing inclusivity in all aspects of SUSU's work
Chair of Senate
Georgios Ntoules Elected
- Ensure that the Sabbatical Officers' decisions are not ultra vires.
- Guarantee that the Sabbaticals are representing and promoting students' interests.
- Make the Senate the students' voice.
- Establish and promote an extensive and intensive collaboration between Students-Senate-Sabbaticals.
- Secure the students' welfare and wellbeing.
Andrew Colvill Elected
- Scrutinise where scrutiny is due and provide my support where it is needed.
- Work with, yet hold to account, the Sabbatical Officers.
- I will ensure progress is being made on important decisions and manifesto promises
- I will help to ensure there is a kind and respectful environment within the senate and SU
- Ensure the Senate represents and upholds the voice of all the students
Joshua Grimsdale Elected
- I enjoy critically scrutinising people's work, especially when they are being paid a significant amount to do so
- Firm believer in complete transparency in all aspects (unlike Boris)
- Don't you want to know where the £9,000 goes?
- Broad experience having previously being a school prefect
- As a fresher I will give more representation for new students
Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer
Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty Officer
Jalaj Arora Elected
- I want to be the voice of the students within the faculty .
- I look to facilitate strong bonding between student representatives and the university.
- I am a first year undergraduate student studying an integrated masters in Computational Chemistry
- Together, with the Students' Union, we will provide students with best facilities to support their learning.
- I have been a senior school council member during sixthform at Lampton School.
Environment and Life Sciences Faculty Officer
Medicine Faculty Officer (MedSoc Vice President)
Social Sciences Faculty Officer
Amina Omokanye Elected
- I believe that no issue is too small or insignificant
- Changes should benefit all students; not just the majority
- Full transparency achieves greater results - keep students informed!
- Unity is strength; we'll achieve more by working together
- My main focus will be on progress, not perfection
- Encouraging the social sciences department to publish exam timetables earlier
- Be the bridge of communication between the students and university
- To extend the sense of community among the students and staff in the department
- To ensure students are getting consistent support from lecturers and personal academic tutors
- Promote 3rd year students involvement for support
- Voting opens - 02 March 2022, 09:00
- Voting closes - 04 March 2022, 16:00
- Results - 04 March 2022, evening