New Students' Union exec team look to build on success

Posted by rmt22 at Apr 04, 2017 03:21 PM |
This July we will welcome an entirely new Students' Union Executive team. Find out what they've got in store.

The Students' Union exec team are your link with the University, they represent your views at the highest levels of the University and have a real say on things that are important to you. This year we have an entirely new team coming into post, and they have got some great ideas to improve your time here. So without further ado, over to the new team, starting with your Students' Union President, Amy Moran.

Amy Moran – President

Amy is a Medical Biochemistry BSc student and the current Students’ Union Women’s Officer. She has been a member of Union Council since 2015 and is the founder of the Leicester Labour Women’s Network. Amy has also had significant involvement with the Feminist Society as 2016/17 Social Secretary, increasing FemSoc membership by 160% in a year.

Amy’s aims for the year as President focus on a ‘Better Union, Better University, Better Leicester and Better You’. Her plans include campaigning for a £3.50 meal deal within the Union, working to reduce hidden course costs, lobbying Arriva for a ‘Fare Deal’ and running campaigns directed to student wellbeing.

Read Amy’s manifesto at www.leicesterunion.com/amymanifesto

Azza Abdulla Education Officer

Azza is a Management Studies (Marketing) student and a current University of Leicester Ambassador. She has worked in the Students’ Union as both an Activities Advisor and Brand Ambassador, as well as volunteering for Hungry For Change in 2014/15. Azza is part of the BAME network and has been elected as a delegate for the NUS Black Students’ Conference in both 2015/16 and 2016/17.

Azza is committed to equality on campus and will look to tackle the BAME attainment gap, as well as improving engagement with mature, postgraduate and distance learner students. Her aims for the year as Education Officer also include providing mental health training for personal tutors, personalised exam feedback and better accessibility to core texts and resources.

Read Azza’s manifesto at www.leicesterunion.com/azzamanifesto

Mollie Henstock Wellbeing Officer

Mollie is a Psychology student and a current member of the Union St. Food Market team. She has been heavily involved with the student-run support service Nightline as Training Officer, accumulating over 350 hours of volunteering for Wellbeing causes.

Mollie’s aims for the year as Wellbeing Officer include free healthy cookery classes for students, adapting mitigating circumstances and introducing a party bus for safe return journeys from the O2 Academy after nights out. She will also look to organise sexual awareness classes and raise awareness of the wellbeing services across campus.

Read Mollie’s manifesto at www.leicesterunion.com/molliemanifesto

Kennedy Adamu Sports Officer

Kennedy is an Economics student and Club Captain of the University of Leicester Basketball Club. He has been heavily involved with Team Leicester since 2013, being voted as both MVP and Club Member of the Year and has also worked as an Intramural Co-ordinator and Let’s Do Leicester Activator.

Kennedy’s aims for the year as Sports Officer include rolling out reward cards, introducing a charity and designing an app for Team Leicester. He will also look to improve communications with clubs through close contact and introduce financial rewards for club captains. Improving Team Leicester’s social media presence and continuing work around LGBT+ awareness are also part of Kennedy’s plans.

Read Kennedy’s manifesto at www.leicesterunion.com/kennedymanifesto

Carrie Young Activities Officer

Carrie is a Mathematics student and current Student Ambassador at the University. She is the former treasurer and current president of the student-run, charity fundraising service RAG and has been involved with Nightline as the support service’s Liaison Officer.

Carrie’s plans for the year as Activities Officer focus on ‘Societies, Volunteering, Charities and Environment and Employability’. She will look to provide greater society support and clearer volunteering options including online accessibility. Encouraging sustainability, introducing a reward scheme for charities and more personal development programmes are also part of Carrie’s aims.

Read Carrie’s manifesto at www.leicesterunion.com/carriemanifesto

The new team will start in their posts on 3 July, but will begin to attend some meetings as part of their handover from the current exec team.

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