The President is ultimately responsible for the leadership and direction of the Students’ Union, through their role as chair of Students’ Union Executive Committee, Trading Company Board and the Trustee Board.
They are also responsible for overseeing communication between the Students’ Union and its members, as well as maintaining an overview of all Students’ Union activities.
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Books, Buses and a Better Union!
I want to make sure there are more spaces on campus to eat, study, and recharge and make sure students can eat in group study areas in the library. We’re tired of sneaking food into a crammed library and tired of running to the bus only to see our phones have died. I want to make sure campus has the facilities necessary for student life. I want to establish a University wide platform where you can sell and buy second hand books at affordable prices from student to student, it’s both enivronmentally and economically friendly. I also want to make University IT and WiFi function like it should. Study Direct cannot shut down every time there’s a major hand-in date, and eduroam needs to reach into all lecture theaters.
On the 22nd of September the University invited students to attend a consultation on the proposed implementation of the Governments' divisive Prevent agenda for external speakers on campus. The Students’ Union have already condemned Prevent in the past, and vocally opposed it once more during this consultation.
On Tuesday 6th September it was agreed by the universities watchdog that universities, including Sussex, can raise their fees to £9,250 from 2017/18 onwards.
Over the past two weeks, The Students’ union has seen a changeover of the full-time elected officers. Four new faces have taken over the officer roles of Welfare, Undergraduate Education, Activities and President following the departure of Rianna, Bethan, Abe and Lyndsay.