Leadership Elections 2021

Congratulations to all the winners in the Leadership Elections 2021! View their manifestos to see what they plan to focus on for students next year.

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Sabbatical Officer Team 2021-22

Union President

Benjamin Dolbear

Benjamin Dolbear

Elected

  • I will win a tuition fee reduction for all students
  • I will formally recognise student nurses and medics, unsung heroes of the pandemic
  • I will work to decolonise the University
  • I will tackle dodgy landlords and agents
  • I will implement a framework of tailored support specifically for the 2020/’21 undergraduate intake
Akshita Karia

Akshita Karia

  • GREAT AT COMMUNICATION
  • DEDICATED TO WORK FOR STUDENTS
  • STRONG PERSONALITY WITH HUMILITY
  • CONFIDENT AT WHAT I DO
  • DECISIVENESS
Kendall Field-Pellow

Kendall Field-Pellow

  • Don't Vote
Joanne Lisney

Joanne Lisney

  • Ensure that SUSU as an organisation is more representational.
  • Match the university with building a strategy for sustainability.
  • Create food bank donation sites at halls throughout the year.
  • Getting permanent and distinct SUSU space at all sites.
  • Creating a partnership with a supermarket to improve the shop.
Corin Holloway

Corin Holloway

  • Ensure a safe return to in person lectures and activities
  • Push the University to follow through on their sustainability strategy
  • Give better support towards equality, diversity and inclusivity
  • Fix/improve the SUSU website
  • Bring fairness to students who've missed out due to Covid

Vice President Activities

Ella Foxhall

Ella Foxhall

Elected

  • Promote safe return to in-person activities
  • Consistent promotion of societies throughout the year
  • Set up an Events Fund
  • Improve the Fresher experience for all students
  • Give performing arts societies more opportunities to perform
Gitanjali Srinivasan

Gitanjali Srinivasan

  • Lobbying and Protests should have more power
  • Remove barriers and make societies more accessible
  • Academic societies should provide educational support e.g. study groups
  • Listen to students to improve the quality of activities
  • University should increase spending on societies

Vice President Education and Democracy

Charlotte James

Charlotte James

Elected

  • Mental health is prioritised for all students alongside their education.
  • Faculties are accountable for student feedback and implementing buddy schemes.
  • Standardisation for personal academic tutors.
  • Student voice and feedback is prioritised and voting is accessible.
  • Students offered free life and digital skills workshops.
Jordan Hickey

Jordan Hickey

  • Increase promotion of feedback systems
  • Improve the capability of SUSU to act on student's needs
  • Aid academic reps better quality of education
  • Push for a retrospective and ongoing no detriment policy
  • Widen the support systems currently available
Martha Luke

Martha Luke

  • I always stand up for my cause confidently
  • Improve mitigating conditions for students studying during COVID-19
  • Encourage a high level of engagement in Union democracy
  • Represent the academic interests of students loyally
  • Give students continuing confidence in SUSU and its work
Ryan Couchman-Sawyer

Ryan Couchman-Sawyer

  • Ensure the University provides value for money teaching
  • Ensure fair treatment of students affected by covid-19
  • Provide easy access to study resources online and on campus
  • Highlight changes achieved by student reps in each faculty
  • Work with VP Welfare to provide mental health support
Amina Lechkhab

Amina Lechkhab

  • Students' voices inform the change
  • Bring mental health and wellbeing to the next level
  • Advocate for maximizing the university response to Covid 19 impact
  • Decolonize formal and extracurricular education and activities
  • Promote equality of opportunities and training across the university

Vice President Sports

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Elected

  • Improve the communication and trust between SUSU and sports clubs
  • Find ways to increase the funding for sports teams across the AU
  • Increase support for committees affected by the repercussions of Covid-19
  • Increase the choice of free sport events to increase participation in sport
  • Lobby Sport and Wellbeing for continued improvements to sports facilities

Vice President Welfare and Community

Savanna Cutts

Savanna Cutts

Elected

  • Promote inclusivity of all backgrounds through increased amount of campaigns
  • Increase mental health support through greater resources and funding
  • Continue to advocate for social mobility and widening participation
  • Organise regular discussion sessions where specific concerns can be voiced
  • Wider proliferation of the buddy scheme to tackle loneliness
Elliot Morris

Elliot Morris

  • I will enhance enabling services.
  • I will provide a platform for community voices.
  • I will advertise student services.
  • I will use social media to give students a better knowledge of projects in progress.
  • I will maintain the current community campaigns.
Libby Evans

Libby Evans

  • Create spaces to talk about mental health
  • Make enabling and other services easier to access
  • Work with VP activities on inclusivity in societies
  • Work with the university to be more disability-friendly
  • Create peer mentoring systems for freshers
Galyna Mandra

Galyna Mandra

  • Passionate about increasing student participation in SUSU initiatives across the University
  • Quick-learner who enjoys working with peers for peers
  • I appreciate SUSU values and feel like-minded with them
  • Both physical and mental health of students matters, I believe
  • Will work closely with student Reps, services and the Senate
Gladys Restrepo Perdomo

Gladys Restrepo Perdomo

  • Integrity
  • Honest
  • Self-drive
  • Self-Motivate
  • Open-minded

Student Trustee

Rishi-Nayan Varodaria

Rishi-Nayan Varodaria

Elected

  • Extensive experience as a trustee within other organisations like Scouting.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the inner workings of SUSU.
  • Eager to have continued involvement in the core decision-making process.
  • Want to ensure clear and transparent communication to all students.
  • Intent on promoting equality and inclusivity in all SUSU's work.

Student Trustee

James Williams

James Williams

Elected

  • Continue voicing student concerns
  • Keep Union strategy honest
  • Guide strategy to benefit student experience
  • Continue to improve governance
  • Help new trustees

Student Trustee

Jessy Marin

Jessy Marin

Elected

  • Experience in budgeting and accounting
  • Experience on a SUSU committee
  • Ensuring that SUSU and the board are and remain transparent
  • Enforce the guidelines given by the governance review
  • Ensuring that the board is effective in what it sets out to do

Chair of Senate

Georgios Ntoules

Georgios Ntoules

Elected

  • Lobby for the tuition and accommodation fees refund
  • Ensure that the Sabbatical Officers' decisions are not ultra vires
  • Guarantee that the Sabbaticals are representing and promoting students' interests
  • Establish and promote an extensive and intensive collaboration between Sabbaticals-Senate-Students
  • Make the Senate the students' voice

Senator

Thomas Andresen

Thomas Andresen

Elected

  • Represent the international community
  • Introduce an international outlook
  • Ensure fairness
  • Voting on issues with a realistic mindset
  • Rigorous follow-ups on issues
Behrad Koohy

Behrad Koohy

Elected

  • Ensure Sabbatical Officers meet the goals they set out
  • Ensure decisions are made with student wellfare as priority
  • Make SUSU more proactive in representing the student population
  • Make SUSU provide more services to students with remote learning
  • Ensure that SUSU is more transparent with the student population
Wang Wong

Wang Wong

Elected

  • In-born ability to understand the public
  • Possess the necessary generic skills
  • Bring in the voice of international students
  • Volunteered to be the course representative of my course
  • A Promise to give everything I have to represent the public
Aiden Graham

Aiden Graham

Elected

  • I have the necessary skills to work in this environment
  • I will be unwavering in support/scrutiny of the union
  • I would improve reorientation and transparency of the union
  • I would push to close the "digital divide"
  • I would be willing to take on feedback from students
Harry Bull

Harry Bull

Elected

  • Holding the Sabbatical Officers accountable
  • Ensuring SUSU remains relevant to the student body
  • Maintaining traction on key Union policy including tuition fee refunds
  • Making sure every voice is heard
Alamea John

Alamea John

Elected

  • Cultivate the spirit of inclusions in ethnic diversity
  • Listening to your voices and represent your views candidly
  • Keep you up-to-date with the university developments
  • Taking active measures to initiate changes
  • Impact positive environmental changes through instigating sustainable habits

Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer

Alice Chadwick

Alice Chadwick

Elected

  • I will promote the importance of mental health while studying
  • I will encourage more interaction between year groups
  • I will be more supporting more staff and students events
  • I will be overseeing more pastoral care given to staff and students
  • I will be assisting students who work outside of their studies
Jaden King

Jaden King

  • Bring back modules that were lost earlier in the pandemic.
  • Assist in 'special consideration' applications due to recent disruption.
  • A full return to face-to-face teaching as soon as possible.
  • Raise academic concerns with staff as soon as they arise.
  • Always be on hand to listen to problems, academic or pastoral.

Timeline

Available Positions

No candidates stood for the following positions. For more information, or to express an interest in running for one of these positions, please get in touch with the Representation Team via representation@susu.org