Polls have closed for this year’s Experience Officer elections and the results are in.
22 students stood in the elections, of whom 18 have been elected. The results were announced on Friday afternoon via Tone Radio, the university’s student radio station.
As well as the nine Experience Officer roles, there were positions available on the university’s Sports Committee and Ethical and Environmental Committee and a role as the NUS conference delegate.
Those elected for 2019-20 are as follows:
- Academic Experience Officer: Joe Kennett
- Mature Students Experience Officer: Ethan Lee
- BME Experience Officer: Rumana Moolla
- Ethical and Environmental Experience Officer: Pip Lloyd
- LGBTQ+ Experience Officer: Ben Shires
- Disability and Mental Health Experience Officer: Charlotte Rogers
- NUS Conference Delegate: Gemma Mainwaring
- Sports Experience Officer: James McIntosh
- Ethical and Environmental Committee member: Yolande Booyse
- Societies Experience Officer: James Holford
- Sports Committee members: Craig Hughes, Danica Brasier, Elizabeth Thacker, Kim Guest, Liv Nelson, Lucy Rees and Phoebe Smithies
- Park Campus Experience Officer: Luc Brown
To learn more about each of them and what they stand for, click here.
There are still a number of other positions available, including Experience Officers for FCH, Hardwick and Oxstalls campuses – to view the full list and for details on how to apply, click here.
What does an Experience Officer do?
According to Imaani Mitchell, the current SU president, these roles involve:
- Representing different groups of students and bringing any issues they face to attention
- Sitting on the SU’s executive committee (the highest committee in the SU)
- Holding the full-time officers to account
‘The elections are important as they allow all students at the university to have their say in who shapes the student voice,’ Imaani told us. ‘[They] are a really exciting time and really give students the chance to get further involved with the SU.’
We at UniVersal congratulate all those elected and look forward to checking in with them throughout the year to see what progress has been made in their areas.