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Brighton SU - Who We Are!

I’m Calvin, your Union President. I just thought I’d take this opportunity to welcome you to your Students’ Union.

I’m sure you’re going to have an amazing time at university, and whilst it might seem daunting at times, that’s what we’re here for – we’re here to make your student life better at the University of Brighton!

Did you know you automatically become a member of Brighton Students’ Union when you enrol at the University of Brighton?

The SU are an independent organisation from the University, offering you support and guidance as well as opportunities to get involved with sports teams, societies and the issues that matter to you. Here is a quick overview of some of our services and how we work to make your student life better:

Left to Right; Onyinye, Ramy, myself and Suzie

Full-time Officers:

There are four elected officers, as elected by all UoB students, to represent you and your views for the year. This year I’ve been elected as your President, alongside three Vice Presidents, who look after you over the course of the year! Each officer has a lead campus that they represent, I’m the lead officer for the Falmer campus.

Ramy Badrie – Vice President Education

Do you think your Course could do with some improvements? Ramy’s on it! Ramy works closely with Course Reps to make sure your course runs as smoothly as possible and campaigns for the change that you want to see! Ramy is the lead officer for the Eastbourne campus.

Onyinye Okonkwo – Vice President Welfare

Onyinye’s priority is your welfare and making sure that you feel mentally and physically well while you’re here. Onyinye is the lead officer for the City Campus.

Suzie Douglas– Vice President Activities

Suzie is here to make sure that you get something beyond a degree, she makes sure that you get the most from your university experience with events, societies and sports clubs. Suzie is the lead officer for the Moulsecoomb campus.

BSU Support:

BSU Support are here to help you with any problems you may face during your time at University. This could be a range of things including cases of academic misconduct, mitigating circumstances and appeals. If you’re ever having an issue it’s worth giving them a call because they often have the answer!


Brighton SU ensure that all societies in the University are getting the support that they need. We often hear that joining a society is the best thing that people have done whilst they’re at uni so we try and encourage students to find a society that they love and get as involved as possible.

You can find a full list of our societies here OR create one of your own if you don’t find anything you’re interested in.


We also work with Sport Brighton so that you have a range of sports teams to join! And you can get involved in the Parklife programme to try out activities for just £1.

Student Voice:

The Student Voice team represent you and campaign to change things that students are unhappy with. Alongside this they also run the annual Students’ Union Elections. This is the team that you need to talk to if you’re wanting to enforce change within the University or become a Course Rep.

They also want to hear feedback from you all year round so look out for them on campus or online to use your student voice.


We host a number of events throughout the year for all students to get involved with including our Freshers’ Fortnight, Halloween, Garden Party and Union Awards. There are also a number of other events throughout the year in our outlets and around Brighton and Eastbourne for you to get involved with. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see any new announcements.


SU Outlets

Our SU outlets are across our campuses and stock a range of food and drinks to suit your every need. Whether you are looking for a quick snack in between lectures, equipment and official UoB merchandise or a meal after a long day in the library – we’ve got something for you. Find your nearest outlet here.

Campus Teams

Our campus teams are on every campus to help you with your queries and make your day a lot easier!

You can head to your campus reception with any issues you may be having and our friendly team will do their best to help you. Find out where your nearest campus office is here.

Head Office

We also have a lot going on in our head office: we have teams for finance, communications and HR operations. They are behind the scenes making sure that everything runs smoothly.

So, as you can see, we’re very busy here at Brighton SU! We do all that we can to help you with any issues you may have whilst you’re at University. We’re always available and offer free and confidential help.

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