Jake, SU President said ‘Renegotiating £1 bus fares has to be the highlight of my year, even though it was back in September. I know that it means so much to Sheffield students, so to be the person who was able to bring them back was a fantastic moment.’
He added ‘I also would put Underpass Festival up there though, even though it was delivered online due to the pandemic!’
Rosa, our Women’s Officer said ‘This year has been challenging and rewarding in equal measure, but the way in which we have kept our values and radical politics at the core of everything we did has to be something I’m most proud of. Whether it was working on Anti-racism initiatives and overcoming criticism, supporting strike action, being actively involved in organising climate strikes, campaigning during the general election, representing students during coronavirus - we kept our values at the forefront. I have shared some really special memories with this team, I have learnt so much and grown so much and I really can't wait to see what every one of them does in the future.’
Sissi, our International Officer said ‘It has been my privilege and great honor to work with my officer team and all SU staff to support our Sheffield students over the past year. I am so proud of all achievements we made together as a team, from Industrial Action to General Election, from #WeAreInternational to #CancelDebtNotFutures. I am also proud to highlight my Christmas campaign for welcoming international students during the quiet vacation, and that I have represented international students' voices across many University meetings. It is so exciting to have these experiences as an international student! I truly appreciate this valuable opportunity to serve students and our thriving international community. I am so pleased to be part of this incredible organisation that really values the students' concerns and deserves to be the Best SU in the country.’
Britt, our Sports Officer said ‘Something that I am most proud of during my time in office is my officer team without a shadow of a doubt. I am so fortunate to have worked with seven amazing people who are going to do unreal things later in life. It has been a year full of challenges; two strikes, a General Election, and Brexit, just to name a few before the pandemic! I just feel very very glad that we went through this journey together and most importantly had students at the heart of absolutely everything we did.’
Martha, our Activities Officer added: 'I am so indescribably proud of the team and everything that has been collectively, and individually, achieved this year. I will always look back on this challenging yet rewarding year, with a huge amount of pride and fondness. We could not have succeeded without the incredible SU staff, who contribute so much to the overall Sheffield student experience. These are challenging times and I wish the new team all the very best, you will be brilliant!'
Harry, our SU Development Officer said 'Representing students on environmental sustainability has been the greatest honour of my life. I am most proud of pushing this issue to the top of the University agenda. Speaking on BBC Sunday Politics; in front of the University Executive Board and all Heads of Department regarding the importance of this issue was an incredible opportunity and I really hope I did students proud. Concluding my term, working with the Clean Energy Switch campaign and the University to commit to 100% renewable electricity across every building on campus was a huge win for our entire community!'