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Ben Davies

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Staff Team

The Students’ Union employs a team of professional staff to support our representational activities.

Representation Team:

Charlie Slack – Representation and Engagement Manager. 

Charlie is responsible for managing the Representation Team and the work they cover. Charlie provides support to the Students’ Union Officer team and oversees the support for elected officers and representatives. Charlie’s focus is on the role of the Students’ Union in gathering and representing students’ views to both the University and external bodies and organisations, campaigns and policy.

Telephone: 01225 383405
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Amy Young – Engagement and Quality Co-ordinator. 

Amy manages the Academic Repreresentation team and is responsible for supporting representation at Faculty level. Amy briefs the Faculty Representatives going to University meetings. Amy also co-ordinates a wide variety of research for the Students’ Union and undertakes analysis of trends from these and from University and national surveys reporting to student representatives, SU Officers and staff.  She also supports the SU Officers in the planning and monitoring of the SU Top Ten priority issues, creating action plans and writing reports on activity.

Telephone: 01225 385884
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Tim Stoneman- Postgraduate Co-ordinator    

Tim co-ordinates support for the Students’ Union Postgraduate Association (PGA) , including meetings, activities and events. Tim also supports the work of the PGA Executive Committees and co-ordinates Research Academic Council. Tim supports the representation work of the Students’ Union by gathering postgraduate students opinion of their student experience, and supports other departments in the Students Union to align their activities with Postgraduate Students needs.

Telephone: 01225 385184
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Kia Brown and John-Paul Dickie - Academic Representation Co-ordinators
The Academic Representation Co-ordinators are responsible for co-ordinating the Academic Representatives System, including the Academic Representative Elections, Academic Council meetings, training, campaigns and events . They also provide support for the Faculty Representatives, the Academic Executive Committee and the work they do. They co-ordinate the website, facebook pages and newsletters. 

Kia Brown - Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and School of Management

Telephone: 01225 383090
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John-Paul Dickie - Faculty of Engineering & Design and Faculty of Science

Telephone: 01225 385424
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Ana Miguel Lazaro - International Students Co-ordinator
The International Students Co-ordinator co-ordinates support for the Students' Union's International Students' Association (ISA) and relevant activities. The International Students Co-ordinator works with Cultural Societies and other student groups to gather student opinion of the international student experience, and to work with Student officers and representatives to engage with the University and other bodies to take action where needed. They also help to co-ordinate events and activities and works with others to ensure International stduents views are met.
Telephone: 01225 385887
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Position vacant - Campaigns Coordinator 

The Campaigns Coordinator is responsible for providing support, training and resources to full-time officers, part-time officers, reps, students and societies who wish to run campaigns on national, local, university or SU level issues. You should speak to them if you have any ideas for campaigns that you’d like support with or would like to write a policy proposal. They also provide support for National Representation activities and links to national campaigns, SU Policy development and our Ideas to Action processes.


Telephone: 01225 386612

Representation Assistants

The Representation Support Assistant provides clerical support for our key representational meetings, including Research/Taught Academic Council meetings, Academic Executive Committee, Postgraduate Association and International Students Association Committees.  The Representation Assistants can be contacted through Amy.

Student Engagement Assistants 

The Student Engagement Assistants work with Amy to undertake and analyse the Students' Union led research, this ranges from online surveys such as the Student Opinion Survey to focus groups and mystery shoppers.  They also analyse national survey data and triangulate data from a number of sources to provide evidence of student opinion on a range of issues.