Find out more about Beth
Why did you want to become an SU officer?
The SU has done so much for me over the last three years and it felt appropriate to dedicate a year of my life helping to maintain it as the best in the country (hopefully for the 14th year running) and - even though I wasn’t expecting it - become a leader in one of the strangest years the SU has ever seen!
What are some of your priority areas for your year in office?
The biggest priority this year is creating a community that feels familiar and accessible for every student. I’m still planning to focus on my manifesto pledges like providing life skill sessions and a home to uni travel plan but also working with Jordan, staff and the other officers to make the SU a leader in sustainability.
What do you love about Sheffield Students’ Union?
What isn’t there to love? It is a microcosm of the student experience, whether that’s an oat milk hot chocolate from Coffee Revs or where your society holds events or you queue desperately at 8am to get varsity tickets. I never knew an SU would become such an important part of uni for me, but without it my experience would not have been the same and I’m incredibly grateful!
What is your favourite thing about Sheffield?
Sheffield is my home now, it always feels like I possess a secret knowing how beautiful and warm this city is! I can’t choose a favourite thing - it’s either the array of independent businesses (or more specifically a Nam Song iced latte with condensed milk, yum), a cold pint at Dam house after an IM netball win as the sun sets, the Peaks or that it’s full of friendly fellow Yorkshire folk.
What’s your message to students as you begin your year in office?
Things probably aren’t going to be exactly the same, but it’s not a bad thing. I will make sure that the SU is still run for students in the way that students want, but the new situation provides us with a reason to adapt, change, and become an even better version of what we already offer! The SU is here for you and, whatever your situation, remember that we are more than just a building.