The student officers are eight students, elected by the whole student population, who work full time at the Students' Union for a year.
Hello there! As your councillor for the Management School this year, I'm here to represent your views on Students' Union Council and to the University at large. I also represent the Faculty of Social Sciences, and as such, have the joys of attending University Senate (at least they provide free biscuits!).
I'm here to help out with anything that's on your mind - whether that be a crazy idea, a worrying concern, or even just rambling thoughts when you want somebody to listen. That can be anything related to the University, the Union, or the Management School - I'm pretty versatile when needed!
The Management School is one of the largest departments in the University (with nearly 2,000 students and over 40 course representatives!), so I see my role as bringing together common thoughts and concerns across all our various courses and across the whole of our diverse student population. Part of my role involves bringing together your various course representatives and helping them represent you to the Department and your course directors.
Should you be interested in me, I'm a first-year doctoral student in the Management School, looking at how people manage and develop their careers. I was previously on the MSc course in Occupational Psychology.
You're always welcome to get in touch with me directly - via email, Facebook, or you can even pop in for a cup of tea (you can find me in the Northumberland Road branch!). I'm also planning a few student forums in the new year... so watch this space!
This term's been pretty busy so far, and there's certainly been a lot going on. I've been steadily getting to grips with the sheer number of things going on in the Management School: tracking down our 40 course representatives, understanding how all of our different courses operate, dealing with issues that arise, and finding out more about our move to Crookesmoor in Spring 2013.
I've also been regularly attending Union Council this term, and thank you to those who have been in touch with their thoughts and opinions on the various debates that have taken place. I've also been to University Senate and taken part in the University's QAA.
I've got plenty of plans for the new year, including some open student forums on various topics relevant to us all, and trying to establish a cross-course committee for course representatives. I'm also looking forward to representing our views as a student body when it comes to moving next semester!