SU President



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SU President role

The figurehead of your Students' Union.

Leads and oversees the work of your Student Officer Team.

Ensures the Students' Union is valued by its members as an effective, responsive and accountable organisation.

Chairs the Trustee Board, Student Executive Committee and Staffing Committee.

Also sits on University Council and Senate as well as a number of other University committees.

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I was inspired to become an SU Officer because...

We’ve been the best in the country for the past 11 years. To be the best for so long is a testament to all the hard-work and effort our amazing staff put in, and I couldn’t think of a place I’d want to work more.

Although we’re already the best in the country, I want to make our SU even better..

What I’m looking forward to most during my year as an SU officer:

To represent 30,000 students, to help change lives and the University for the better. I’m genuinely excited to meet so many new people out on campus and spend this year working with an amazing team.

What I’m hoping to achieve this year:

I want to create legacies that will remain for years to come. I want to start up a music festival that will go on for years. I want to make uCards digital, and most importantly I want you to feel I’ve made student lives better. As long as I can finish my term knowing I’ve given everything I can, and both myself and my team have done amazing things, I’ll have a smile on my face.

What I love about Sheffield Students’ Union is…

Literally everything! It’s honestly such an amazing place, and is full of wonderful, fantastic people who work tirelessly day in day out to make it as great as it is. Whether it’s sustainability, democracy, welfare, education, activities, societies, sports, volunteering, fundraising, outlets, advice, support, shops, bars or so much more, we offer it - and we are constantly trying to improve it for our students.

The best thing about Sheffield is…

Everything about it! We live in one of the greenest cities in Europe, which is amazing. Everybody here is incredibly friendly and it’s such a welcoming city. We have the best Students’ Union in the country, one of the biggest Varsity competitions in the country and in my opinion one of the most exciting cities for students in the country. There’s loads of great pubs, amazing restaurants and cool new street food markets. It’s on the edge of the beautiful Peak District and there are some amazing views to be seen from the top of Bole Hills. The Arctic Monkeys are from here and the city has an incredible music heritage. It’s also the home of Pop-Tarts too - which deserves a huge mention as the best club night in the country!

If you could give one piece of advice to yourself as 1st year what would it be?

You can do anything if you believe in yourself enough. I wanted to leave the University after two weeks, and here I am now. Push yourself out of your comfort zone, try new things, and meet new people. This is genuinely one of the best chances you’ll get in your life to go and do things that you might never have the opportunity to do again - so make the most of it!

You should get involved with your Students’ Union because…

It can genuinely change your life. I realised quickly at University that whilst your degree is incredibly important, it’s what you do beyond that, which shapes who you are as a person. As an Officer Team, we’re here to make the University a better and more enjoyable place for you, and it’s important you know that your voice matters. Our office doors are always open, and I’m always here to listen to what you want, and to help make your ambitions become reality. Good luck during your time in the next year!