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Student Leader Elections 2021

Every year, Student Leaders are elected to represent the 25,000 students at Queen’s and to lead the Union. There are 35 roles available: 6 Full-Time Student Officers; 10 Part-Time Student Officers; 3 Faculty Representatives; and 16 School Representatives.

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Students' Union President

The Students' Union President (Full-Time, Paid):

  • Represents students' views on campus and beyond
  • Identifies priority issues for students
  • Co-ordinates the activities of the Union

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  • Katie Ní Chléire Manifesto

    Students are in a mental health crisis and we need radical change to tackle it. As Welfare Officer, I've seen first-hand how the university's decisions impact on students' mental health. Now I’m running for President to put mental health front and centre of this university for once and for all.

  • Callum Dann Manifesto

    Vote Callum Dann, the Student's man. As Tinie Tempah taught us, "If people are not listening to you as individuals, it's always good to get together and make a stand for something."

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Student Officer Campaigns and Engagement

The post of Vice President Campaigns and Engagement (Full-Time, Paid):

  • Identifies and organises Students’ Union campaigns
  • Advises and supports students on campaigns
  • Strives to engage students with the Students’ Union, including campaigning, community, clubs and societies, enterprise, employability and volunteering

Full Role Description

  • Alen Jeejo

    Bell "STRESS" fast. Be calm in Belfast. In the current scenario of the pandemic, stress is a prominent barrier for the students. I stand among you as one of you , speak for you and listen to you. I will BE with you.

  • Liam Magill Manifesto

    Together let's build a greener, healthier, more equal and prosperous world. I will listen and campaign on ALL issues affecting students adversely, with an emphasis on combatting poverty, promoting wellbeing, diversity and inclusiveness within the Student Union and the University. ‘BRING BACK THE CRAIC’ to the post-pandemic QUB experience.

  • Deepthi Ramakrishna Reddy

  • Chloe Ferguson Manifesto

    Count on Chloe with your Vote for a student voice that is empowered to make the change it wants to see! A vote for me is a vote for a sustainable net zero QUB, development of student communities and so much more! :)

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Student Officer Education

The Vice-President Education (Full-Time, Paid):

  • Represents students' interests relating to their academic studies
  • Helps with any academic problems students might have
  • Works with School/Course Reps to ensure that students have a say about their education

Full Role Description

  • Michael Upham Manifesto

    For too long the University has put profits ahead of Students and their wellbeing, and education has been inaccessible for far too many people. It is time to put Students at the centre of University education; by changing assessment, improving feedback, and increasing representation. Vote Michael for Education Officer.

  • Emma Murphy Manifesto

    Vote Emma #1 for Education to make sure your voice is heard, to improve teaching and employability services, and to ensure Queen's is held accountable for its promises. I have the experience needed and would love to represent you next year! #EmmaforEducation

  • Mohammad Burhan Manifesto

    The future is you.

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Student Officer Equality & Diversity

The Vice President Equality & Diversity (Full-Time, Paid):

  • Works with the Part-Time Student Officers to strengthen the voice of under-represented student groups
  • Organises campaigns on equality and diversity issues
  • Strives to ensure a spirit of diversity and equality of opportunity at Queen’s

Full Role Description

  • Niamh Oddy Manifesto

    I want to create an SU that empowers and supports students to demand equality. Students need tangible change now. Vote for me for activist training, safer accommodation for LGBTQ+ students, GB & International student support, accessible online learning for disabled students, a pro-choice lobbying strategy and much more #noddyforequality

  • Laurie Reavy Manifesto

    Fighting for the forgotten!

  • Thi Kim Phuc Nguyen

  • Mengzao Xu Manifesto

    With great love and patience, I want to accompany QUB students to become more respectful, tolerant and diverse!

  • Astrid Rudjord Manifesto

    Working for an internationally-minded, safe and inclusive university--Ag obair d'ollscoil idirnáisiúnta, shábhailte agus ionchuimsitheach.

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Student Officer Postgraduate

The Vice-President Postgraduate (Full-Time, Paid):

  • Represents postgraduate students to the University to make sure that their education meets their expectations
  • Works with School & Course Reps to make sure that postgraduate students have a say in how their School and Course is run
  • Supports a sense of postgraduate community in Queen’s

Full Role Description

  • Swagatam Sanyal Manifesto

    Hello Everyone, I'm Swagatam and I am standing for the position of Postgraduate Student Officer this year. It has be a rough 12 months for the whole world, but time doesn’t stop for that. We all move on and fight till our last breath. I'm with you in this fight.

  • Elena Byrne Manifesto

    Now, more than ever, the student voice is crucial in creating much-needed change. Postgraduate students need access to appropriate funding, their mental health needs to be taken seriously and the sense of community needs to be fostered. Please consider voting for me as your next Postgraduate Officer on 1st-4th March!

  • Courtney Girvin Manifesto

    Vote Courtney #1 for accessible education for all; better mental health provisions; better conditions for student workers; accountable supervision; and a modernization of campus. Vote for me for Achievable Change!

  • Megan Stith Manifesto

    Hi, I'm Megan. I've been a postgraduate student at Queen's throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and I know that Postgrads have been left behind, now more than ever. I'm committed to fighting for your rights as a student, an academic, and as a worker - Postgrads are People, not Piggy Banks.

  • Tasha Montgomery Manifesto

    Hi, I'm your current Postgraduate Officer! As a PhD student, I'm honoured to represent all postgraduate students; championing your voices at all levels, but there's still much to do. Key priorities: Increasing Funding and Mental Health support! I pledge to continue working hard for you if re-elected. #TrustTash #TheFullMonty #FundOurPostgrads!

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Student Officer Welfare

The Vice-President Welfare (Full-Time, Paid):

  • Represents students' interests relating to their welfare
  • Helps students with any welfare problems like their general wellbeing, mental and sexual health, housing and safety
  • Promotes wellbeing campaigns on campus

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  • Josh Murray Manifesto

    Vote for me and I will be a Welfare officer that fights to; refund the 2020/21 tuition fees, increase mental health funding, and challenge dodgy landlords and letting agencies.

  • Conor Todd Manifesto

    Let’s talk about it.

  • Godson Paul Christo Paul Manifesto

    I aim to increase equal opportunity and make our University a physically and mentally happy environment where all students can prosper. I'll regularly gather and use feedback from students to make developments. I'm aware of common concerns amongst students and I will focus on them. I will be your voice.

  • Bethany Moore Manifesto

    Hi! I’m Bethany Moore and I’m running to be your next Welfare Officer. Whether it’s academic, emotional, or financial support: students deserve better. I will fight for better housing, advance mental health services, improve access to the hardship fund and reform exceptional circumstances. Let’s rethink student well-being, our way!

  • Isabel Kirsten

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Part-Time - Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Students’ Officer

The BAME Students’ Officer (Voluntary, Unpaid):

  • Is the voice of BAME students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to BAME students
  • Encourages BAME students to become more involved in the Union
  • Highlights instances of racism and discrimination in Queen’s if these occur

Full Role Description

  • Mercedez Faustin-Clenaghan Manifesto

    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" - MLK

  • Hayder Ibrahim Manifesto

    We do not thrive in spite of our differences, but because of them! As your BAME Students' Officer, I am proud to be the voice for our campus community in promoting and strengthening the diversity that has made QUB a terrific place for all students!

  • Louise Keh Manifesto

    Somewhere deep down, there's a voice. A voice not too loud yet needed to be heard. You are not alone and BAME can make a difference. So let me be your voice, and let's get them heard! BAME! BAME! BAME!

  • Nabil Abdul Salim Pathan Manifesto

    Let's make our voice heard!

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Part-Time - Disabled Students' Officer

The Disabled Students' Officer (Voluntary, Unpaid):

  • Is the voice of disabled students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to disabled students
  • Encourages disabled students to become more involved in the Union
  • Highlights instances of discrimination in Queen’s if these occur

Full Role Description

  • Kimberley McCallum Manifesto

    Together we can take the 'dis' out of disability.

  • Erryn Killiner Manifesto

    Vote Erryn! You deserve to be represented by someone that understands what you go through. As a disabled woman, I am personally aware of the exclusion and inequalities many face. EVERYONE deserves safe, inclusive spaces to be themselves and EVERYONE deserves to have the same access, opportunities and respect. #VoteErrynKForABetterDay

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Part-Time - Environmental Officer

The Environmental Officer (Voluntary, Unpaid):

  • Is the leading student voice on environmental and ethical trading issues
  • Campaigns on environmental and ethical trading issues
  • Encourages students to become more involved in environmental and ethical trading activities

Full Role Description

  • Emily Bond Manifesto

    The Steps to Change start with an Idea

  • Wojtek Widuch Manifesto

    "Let's be Greener and Ethically Cleaner"

  • Yoon Nway Oo

  • Aidan Moran Manifesto

    Radical change does not come from individuals in meetings. Radical change comes from mass movements working together to struggle for a better future. I will empower students to campaign against Carbon Emissions and fight for a Green New Deal. The time for radical change is NOW!

  • Mounika Mekala Manifesto

    A vote for me, means a vote for a cleaner tomorrow!

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Part-Time - International Students’ Officer

The International Students' Officer (Voluntary, Unpaid):

  • Is the voice of international students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to international students
  • Encourages international students to become more involved in the Union
  • Challenges racism and discrimination

Full Role Description

  • Veideek Krishna Agarwal

  • Georgios Varoutsos

  • Ryley Lopushinsky

  • Harshika Deorah

  • Solomon Azariah Rollance Davamani Manifesto

    Let's make International student's engagement exciting and fun!

  • Ghulam Abbas Shah

  • Rishabh Rastogi Manifesto

    A person that CARES.

  • Ci Wen Chung Manifesto

    Fear not! Ci Wen the Malaysian is here to save the day for everybody regardless of where on earth you are from.

  • Srriya Nithiananda Jawahar Manifesto

    We can and we will. The pandemic has shown how international students have been somewhat neglected. We are yet to see plans for the future that also include the welfare of international students. Vote for Srriya if you are sick of waiting. We can be heard and together we will!

  • Pankaj Roy

  • Dhanush Rajappa

  • Raj Kaushik Dhruv

  • Rand Said

    "Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth." - Albert Camus

  • Sai Suresh Botta Manifesto

    As a international students officer, my aim is to ensure that all the international students voices are heard. My motto is simple; I believe in this university and the collective efforts of the student union, staff and the students, we can continue with the great progress that university is making.

  • Libang Yu

  • Mohammad Salman Sabir Manifesto

    Your vote will do wonders.

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Part-Time - Irish Language Officer

The Irish Language Officer (Voluntary, Unpaid):

  • Is the voice of Irish language speaking students and works with An Cumann Gaelach (QUB) to promote the Irish language on campus
  • Campaigns on issues for Irish language speaking students
  • Produces Irish language content for campaigns; responds to Irish language communications

Full Role Description

  • Eibhlin NicCormaic Manifesto

    Vótáil Eibhlín NicCormaic- Oifigeach Gaeilge Vote Eibhlín NicCormaic - Irish Language Officer

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Part-Time - LGBT+ Students' Officer

The LGBT+ Officer (Voluntary, Unpaid):

  • Is the voice of LGBT+ students and campaigns on issues of importance to LGBT+ students
  • Encourages LGBT+ students to become more involved in the Union
  • Highlights instances of discrimination in Queen’s if these occur

Full Role Description

  • Megan McIvor Manifesto

    A vote for me is a vote for your LGBTQ+ community at Queens!

  • Jenna Legear

  • Tiarnan Clinton Manifesto

    Tiarnan C. for the LGBT

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Part-Time - Mature and Part-Time Students' Officer

The Mature and Part-Time Students' Officer (Voluntary, Unpaid):

  • Is the voice of mature and part-time students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to mature and part-time students
  • Encourages mature students and part-time students to become more involved in the Union

Full Role Description

  • Marta Cipriano Manifesto

  • Chris Callaghan

  • Grant Godwin Manifesto

    I Guess You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks!

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Part-Time - Student Parents' and Carers' Officer

The Student Parents' and Carers' Officer (Voluntary, Unpaid):

  • Is the voice of student parents and carers in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to student parents and carers
  • Encourages student parents and student carers to become more involved in the Union

Full Role Description

  • Ciara Henry Manifesto

    The arachaic idea of who represents a ‘student’ has thankfully changed over the last decade. However one demographic have been left behind and that’s student parents/carers. We are forgotten, unfacilitated or even expected to fail. Im a single mum to a twenty month old daughter and I want change!

  • Olivia Litter

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Part-Time - Women Students' Officer

The Women Students' Officer (Voluntary, Unpaid):

  • Is the voice of women students in the Union, University and beyond
  • Campaigns on issues of importance to women students
  • Encourages women students to become more involved in the Union
  • Highlights instances of discrimination in Queen’s if these occur

Full Role Description

  • Kendra Sneddon Manifesto

  • Dilay Appelt

  • Kasia Kordula Manifesto

    Girls just want to have FUN-damental rights.

  • Holly Tunstall Manifesto

    Don't be a wallflower, be a warrior... for women's rights at Queen's

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Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Faculty Representative

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Faculty Representative:

Is the leading voice of AHSS students in the Union, University and beyond

Works in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues

Campaigns on issues of importance to AHSS students

Encourages AHSS students to become more involved in the Union

Sits on the Students’ Union Council &Executive

  • Md Salah Uddin Manifesto

    "Vote For Branding, Vote For Growth"

  • Shing Him Mak

  • Ryan McKeown

    Carpe diem

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Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) Faculty Representative

The Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) Faculty Representative:

Is the leading voice of EPS students in the Union, University and beyond

Works in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues

Campaigns on issues of importance to EPS students

Encourages EPS students to become more involved in the Union

Sits on the Students’ Union Council and Executive

  • Nitant Pratap

    Listening To Every Voice And Winning The Hearts. The Sword Is Sharpened On The Whetting Stone Of Ideas. I am full of ambition, hope and charm of life and I can renounce everything at the time of need.

  • Sahith Raj Bingi Manifesto

    Your voice through my voice. #voteforsahith

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Medicine, Health and Life Sciences (MHLS) Faculty Representative

The Medicine, Health and Life Sciences (MHLS) Faculty Representative:

Is the leading voice of MHLS students in the Union, University and beyond

Works in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues

Campaigns on issues of importance to MHLS students

Encourages MHLS students to become more involved in the Union

Sits on the Students’ Union Council and Executive

  • Meghan-Louise Meban Manifesto

    Ensuring representation and enacting change!

  • Ashlin Orrell Manifesto

    Vote for a voice. Vote to be heard.

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Arts, English and Languages (SAEL)

School Representative for School of Arts, English and Languages (SAEL)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Isaac Farrugia Manifesto

  • Daniel Murray

  • Rachel Hasson

  • Holly Tunstall Manifesto

    Working to widen the narrative.

  • Erryn Killiner Manifesto

    Vote Erryn for an understanding, passionate & dedicated woman on your side, ensuring you have the best time here. Let me take on these battles for you, be your voice & lead you into a brighter future. You deserve a representative with experience & knowledge - I am that person.

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Biological Sciences (SBIO)

School Representative of School of Biological Sciences (SBIO)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Kerry Martin Manifesto

    I just try to have a positive outlook on life and not take it too seriously!

  • Banbha O'Neill

  • Gerald Rice

  • Ashlin Orrell Manifesto

    Vote for a voice. Vote to be heard.

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (SCHEM)

School Representative - School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (SCHEM)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Ann Joseph Manifesto

  • Nathanael Bryant Sanjaya Manifesto

    Let's turn potential energy to kinetic energy.

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS)

School Representative - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (SHAPP)

School Representative - School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (SHAPP)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Aisling Cooper Manifesto

    I would love to continue to represent your views and needs as students.

  • Ryan McKeown

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Law (SLAW)

School Representative for School of Law (SLAW)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Srriya Nithiananda Jawahar Manifesto

    This is the time where we need to be heard more than ever. Vote for me if you want to be heard and get real solutions for issues of any kind. Vote for online textbooks and free printing. Oh, and a cute puppy too hopefully!

  • Conan MacGillivray Manifesto

    Second Year Course Rep, Advocating for Future Advocates. Demanding: A considerate, empathetic approach to assessments during and post-COVID, Greater coherence between law with politics/languages and straight law, Proper consideration for students with disabilities, Wide representation of women and minority groups in readings.

  • Destiny Maraj

  • Hayder Ibrahim Manifesto

    Students of a top-rated law school deserve the most dedicated and active students representing them and their needs

  • Sandeep Niranjan Manifesto

    HEAR US OUT! Law Students demand the golden rule of three: ACCOUNTABILITY (We have expectations from those in charge!), TRANSPARENCY (Let us tell you what we are owed!), & ACCESS (Let us tell you what we deserve!). To those who have answers...HEAR US OUT!

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Undergraduate School Representative - Queen's Management School (SMGT)

School Representative for Queen's Management School (SMGT)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Thi Kim Phuc Nguyen

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Mathematics & Physics (SMP)

School Representative - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Joseph Murtagh

  • TJ Lindsay

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (SMAE)

School Representative for School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (SMAE)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Nitant Pratap

    Listening To Every Voice And Winning The Hearts. The Sword Is Sharpened On The Whetting Stone Of Ideas. I am full of ambition, hope and charm of life and I can renounce everything at the time of need.

  • Evie O'Kane

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (SMED)

School Representative for School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (SMED)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Jessica Dent

    Create new goals for new times in medicine

  • Fatima Al-Imam

  • Olivia Litter

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Natural and Built Environment (SNBE)

School Representative - School of Natural and Built Environment (SNBE)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Julia Anusiak Manifesto

  • Elliott Bissell Manifesto

    I'm only human. I can’t promise I'll be infallible or that ill get everything right, but what I can promise is that I will give this my 100% and you can hold me to that.

  • Yoon Nway Oo

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Nursing & Midwifery (SNAM)

School Representative - School of Nursing & Midwifery (SNAM)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Jennifer Young Manifesto

    Representative for all Nurses and Midwives I will work to make this journey memorable and a little less tough

  • Martyna Eron

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Pharmacy (SPMY)

School Representative for School of Pharmacy (SPMY)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Bethan Elder

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Undergraduate School Representative - School of Psychology (SBS)

School Representative - School of Psychology (SBS)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

  • Kendra Sneddon Manifesto

    Mental health matters, we deserve better!

  • Rand Said

    "Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth." - Albert Camus

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Undergraduate School Representative - Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

School Representative for Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)

School Representatives represent student views at School-, Faculty-, and University-level; work in consultation with University staff to identify and discuss important issues; liaise with the Students’ Union throughout the year; and sit on the Students’ Union Council.

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