Training before nominations close (for prospective candidates)

Session Time Date Sign up link
'How to win' Campaigning & Manifesto Training 17:15-18:15 Thursday 09 February 2023 Click here for slides
'How to win' Campaigning & Manifesto Training 13:15-14:15 Wednesday 15 February 2023 This event has taken place see slides above.
Running to be an Officer as a Woman 14:15-15:15 Thursday 16 February 2023 This event has taken place
Running to be an Officer as a Person of Colour (online) 17:00-18:00 Tuesday 07 February 2023 This event has taken place

Follow the links on the right to book a place at the sessions (ignore that it says 'buy'... they're of course free).

Book an appointment with an SU staff member or Officer

It’s sometimes useful to speak to SU staff members (the SU couldn't run without our wonderful staff!) when thinking about running to be an SU Officer. The individuals below are available to book an appointment to discuss your new potential role - even if it is just to find out more!
  • Charlie Slack - Interim Deputy Chief Exec - Whatever role you are interested in, Charlie would be happy to speak with you. She works closely with officers in their campaigning & lobbying work and supports officers with their relationship with the University. She particularly works closely with the SU President, Education Officer, Community Officer and Postgraduate Officer.
  • Polly Hawker - Head of Activities - Polly oversees societies, volunteering groups, and our sports clubs. Book an appointment with Polly if you are interested in the Activities Officer role or Sport Officer.
  • Anna Boneham - Volunteering & Societies Manager - Anna works closely with societies & volunteering groups. Potential Activities Officer candidates would find talking to Anna particularly relevant.
  • Sam Cook - Peer Support Manager - Sam leads on Peer Support, Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), and student leader development & training. All candidates could benefit from talking to Sam as he works closely with all student leaders across the SU. 
  • Amy Young - Insight & Engagement Manager/Interim Head of Student Voice - Amy is all about facts and research. As head of insight, she is the master of surveys and student opinion data at The SU. Very useful to talk to Amy about all roles. She is also currently managing the area which supports international students and underepresented groups so would be useful to speak to if you are interested in the Community Officer role.
  • Ryan Lucas - Education Manager/Interim Head of Student Voice - Ryan oversees the academic representation area of the SU and works closely with both the Education Officer and Postgraduate Officer. He attends many University committee meetings alongside Officers and has his finger on the pulse on what's happening in learning and teaching and the doctoral student experience.
  • Beki Self - Senior Administrator (Governance) - Beki is happy to talk to you about the role that Officers play as Trustees of The SU. This is part of all Officers roles and maybe something you don't know much about currently.
  • And of course, all our current SU Officers would be happy to talk to you about their current role.

Contact to book an appointment with any of the above staff members & officers.  

Appointments are subject to availability & we cannot guarantee meetings with all the staff you may be interested in meeting.