Students’ Union announce new executive committee

06/05/2020 by Sinead Staunton

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The results for the Students’ Union committee are in and the students of Newman University have cast their vote and made their decision on who will lead the Students’ Union (SU) for the next academic year.

Newman Students’ Union represents the students at Newman University. The SU puts students first and is one of the main ways to get involved in university life. Newman Students’ Union has 4 main promises to all Newman students:

  1. Prepare you for your life after Newman University
  2. Put you at the heart of an exciting Newman community
  3. Support you to be as happy and healthy as possible
  4. Make your voice the loudest

The new committee will pledge to fulfil these promises to the students at Newman Univeristy.

Christian Black has been re-elected as the President of the SU, with Liam Rogers re-elected as the Vice-President.

Chris commented, “Firstly I want to say thank you to every student who voted in this year’s SU elections, particularly in light of a completely different looking elections this year. It is an honor to again have been elected to represent students as their SU President and lead the Union forward for another year.

“Looking to the future, we are planning to continue providing as much support as possible for students during the current pandemic, with me personally looking to tackle mental health stigmas, ensure more student voice than ever is heard and raise the profile of Newman students to other universities and SU’s across the midlands region.

“Again, thank you to every single student who has again put their faith in me to lead their Students’ Union.”

Chantel Melia was elected as the Academic Representation Officer; Kimberley-Ann Williams as the Equality and Campaigns Officer; Zoe Harrison re-elected as the Events and Activities Officer; Owen Davies as the RaG and Community Officer; Freya Plant as the Societies Officer; and Marion Grasham as Sports and Health Officer.

As well as the executive committee Samantha Baynes and Karen Seleshe were elected as the Student Trustees.

Votes were cast online with over 350 students voting for their future committee members, with the SU adapting the voting under the current circumstances to allow students to still have their voices heard.

Congratulations to all those who have been elected.

To learn more about the Students’ Union, visit the SU website.