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.
Meanwhile, Rose (Postgraduate Education officer) and Sarah (Society and Citizenship officer) will continue in their positions for a second year following their re-election, continuing the excellent work done so far over their terms. Without further ado, allow us to introduce the four new full-time officers!
You can contact Adele at email@example.com
Or on Twitter @ActivitiesUSSU and Facebook
Adèle is a recent International relations graduate, with a great history of involvement in student activities. As well as being social secretary for the women’s football team, Adèle also found time to be a language leader at the Language Cafe and become founder and president of Coexist Sussex: a society that aims at creating an interfaith dialogue on campus as well as encouraging multiculturalism and collaboration between people of all cultural backgrounds on campus.
Now, as Activities Officer, Adèle aims to (amongst many other things) improve cooperation between sports teams, improve facilities available to the Language Cafe and increase society support available to international students.
You can contact Grainne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or on Twitter @WelfareUSSU and Facebook
Grainne has been involved with several wellbeing and mental health campaigns throughout her time at Sussex, most notably becoming a part of the new peer support program - designed to provide casual support from non-professionals to students struggling with their mental health during term-time.
Grainne’s plans during her term as Welfare Officer include continuing to campaign for the creation of a new officer role for Equalities and Diversity, lobbying the university to hire a further two full-time counsellors for the campus counselling service, as well as continuing to support existing campaigns such as Free Periods, I Heart Consent, and Time to Change and the providing of drug testing kits for students to ensure that their drugs are safe to use.
Grainne also intends to have weekly office hours during which students can meet her to discuss any concerns they have with the support available to the student-body in person in an informal, personal manner.
You can contact Savannah at email@example.com
Or on Twitter @UGEducationUSSU and Facebook
Savannah is an English and Philosophy graduate and former president of the hugely successful I Too Am Sussex campaign which seeks to decolonize Sussex curricula to build a more inclusive academic environment. Savannah’s new role as Undergraduate Education officer means that she will continue to expand the curriculum to include material from a broader range of sources in keeping with the Union’s progressive ethos.
Savannah also plans to reduce hidden academic costs such as printing, and expand educational opportunities to include more placements, the opportunity for all students to study electives and study abroad, and remove the 40% cap on resits.
You can contact Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or on Twitter @PresidentUSSU and Facebook
Annie studied International relations and French as an undergraduate, and was involved with an amazing number of varied student activities during her degree. From being part of our student newspaper, The Badger; to being a committee member for Sussex’s Amnesty International group and being both a language cafe leader and a Student Rep for French - Annie has experience in a wide array of student activities.
As the Union’s President, Annie aims to increase student involvement with union activities across the board, by increasing student usage of the newly refurbished Attenborough Centre For Creative Arts (ACCA), campaign against rising tuition fees and ensure there is more quality live entertainment hosted on Sussex campus.
Annie also aims to increase the voter turnout in Students’ Union elections by promoting diversity amongst a large number of candidates for each elected and representative Union position available, whilst continuing to campaign for free education and cheaper housing within the locale.
Frida Gustaffson - Women Students Officer email@example.com
Nishad Sharma - Ethnic Minority Students Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Kai Quinn Allen - LGBTQ Students Officer email@example.com
Fi Halfacre - Students with Disabilities Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tue 10 Sep 2019
Visit the exciting new recycling initiative, led by students, at the Tuesday Farmer's market in the new term.
Wed 04 Sep 2019
'As reps we listen to the student voice and any concerns that students have to provide a unified student voice to the faculty and University management. We make sure the university is hearing what you have to say and that they are aware of anything going well or needing improvement.'
Thu 29 Aug 2019
The USSU has scored 351 points for the NUS Green Impact scheme, scoring well above the threshold of 300 points to receive the highest award.
Wed 14 Aug 2019
‘Being a Student Rep taught me skills which helped me become Students’ Union President, and I know it will help me in my future career’ Filip, Students’ Union President.
Fri 19 Jul 2019
Clearing is open. There are still places, plus an Oculus Virtual Reality headset to be won.
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