Jordan Weir

Development Officer

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Development Officer role

Represents students' commercial interests and oversees budgets and expenditure.

Ensures Students' Union services are relevant and responsive to Student needs.

Has key oversight over the Students' Union's commercial activity and communications.

Chairs the Students' Union's Finance Committee. Sits on University Finance Committee, Senate Budget Committee and University Council.

Is the student-lead for sustainability, ensuring our practices are environmentally sustainable whilst consulting with the University on their strategy, operations and investments.

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Find out more about Jordan

Why did you want to become an SU officer?

I wanted to be an SU Officer to bring about radical changes that would steer our Student’s Union to not only being the best in the country, but also the most sustainable and forward-thinking. I care about ensuring that the student experience is the best it can be but I also want to ensure that we as students are striving to fashion a brighter future by tackling the big societal issues such as climate change. I believe the SU has a remarkable position to aid in tackling these issues and I am proud to represent our students on them. To have been granted this role has been an honour and I will do my best to ensure that those who placed trust in me are not let down.

What are some of your priority areas for your year in office?

Ensuring that the SU can sustainably develop environmentally and financially during a very unprecedented year. I will do this by ensuring that we are striving for a reduction of single plastic usage across the board as well as putting plans in place to open an SU Swap Shop to encourage a reduction of fast fashion consumerism.

What do you love about Sheffield Students’ Union?

My love for the Student’s Union comes from the fun, friendly, vibrant, and diverse atmosphere that you get when walking through the doors. It truly is an amazing place and one where I have made so many friends and great memories.

What is your favourite thing about Sheffield?

I fell in love with Sheffield as a city when I came for an open day at the University. There was such an incredibly welcoming buzz on campus, and everyone was so nice and helpful. Sheffield is such an amazing city but my favourite thing would have to be the friendliness of the people.

What’s your message to students as you begin your year in office?

I know how uncertain time may be right now with Covid-19 but I want to assure all of our students that your SU stands with you and always will. This year may be unprecedented for us all but myself and the team are ready for the challenge and we will come back from this stronger and better than ever.