YOUR OFFICER TEAM

Brighton Students' Union is led by a team of elected students, all who work in a different area to make things better for students studying here. Five of these officers are elected to do this full time, where they either take a year off their course to hold the role or start just after they've graduated. The other reps and officers do a few hours a week in the role, which they do voluntarily alongside their degree. All the officers are here to represent you on all levels and make your time here as good as it could be.

Brighton SU has five Full Time Officers who are elected by students every year. These five Officers are the full time representatives of all students studying at the University of Brighton, and each Officer works on a specific area to help make the Students' Union and the University better for everyone who studies here.

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VOLUNTEER OFFICERS

LEANNE BAILEY
LGBTQ+ OFFICER (OPEN)

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I am the LGBTQ+ Officer (Open), I'm here to represent, gain feedback and promote inclusivity of LGBTQ+ students within the student's union. So far I've been working on getting consent workshops organised for students to attend and learn about consent as well as to break down the stigmas that build up around the topic such as victim blaming, issues within lad culture etc. I'm also hoping to be working with Adam Cope (my opponent in the elections) and promote respect for pronouns and teaching people to defer to "they" if they're unsure of someone else's gender to avoid misgendering anyone. Students can contact me via email: L.Bayley1@uni.brighton.ac.uk or in person if they see me around. I'm very active within the LGBTQ+ society and go to most, if not all of the events so I'm easily reachable.

SHILE GBELEE
BME OFFICER (OPEN)

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My role is to represent the views and interests of ethnic minority students at the university.(BME Officer Open) I work closely with the VP welfare and Campaigns to ensure that all students are represented within the Union and University. I help develop policies and campaigns after extensive student consultations. A key issue I am working on is the BME attainment gap, I am actively looking for contributors on this issue.

KELLY SMITH
BME OFFICER (FEMALE)

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As the BME rep (Female Identifying) I represent and look out for the interests for all minorities at the university. I also try and meet with the social groups such as the ACS society so that they have more support in terms of legal or formal advice.

What I want to do: Increase retainment of students, increase achievement of students, specifically BME students, increase support for students and a growing sense of community.

SHANE VOIGHT
ETHICS & ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

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What I do as an officer:
- Supporting UoBSU's ethical and environmental performance through attending and contributing to meetings with Sabbatical Officers and University estates and working with student groups
- Directing and managing a committee of students to promote staff and student ethical and environmental behaviour change
- Facilitating the coordination of awareness campaigns and sustainability projects
- Attending conferences as a representative of UoBSU sustainability team

What I would like to achieve:
-To mobilise increased ethical and environmental action within the University of Brighton through the Student's Union.
- Support and showcase the sustainability ambitions of our university
-Create sustainable workspaces for creative thinking indoors/outdoors
- Highlight key environmental data reporting and further queries for students
- Help coordinate audit programme
- Develop and deliver training on risk and sustainability topics to students
- Develop and liaise with other departments to deliver a sustainability communications project
- Inform and advise senior management on ethical and reputational issues

Contact Details: S.voight1@uni.brighton.ac.uk

JAMELL BROWN
ETHICS & ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

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Hi I’m Jamell and I’m one of the Ethics and Environment Officers. My role is to spearhead the sustainability policies of the university and SU using the NUS guidelines as a framework. As for what I'm currently doing, I'm working on my first campaign in the role. I'm still in the early planning stages!

As for what I would like to achieve as one of the Ethics and Environmental officers:
- Create a broad modern sustainability policy for the university
- Increase the university's and SU engagement with the local and international community through projects and campaigns
- Improve the ambience on campuses
- Foster an environment which makes it easier for debate.

MARK HARVEY
DISABLED STUDENTS' OFFICER (OPEN)

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I’m Mark Harvey, Disabled Campaigner and fellow student, who wants to see everybody getting the best out of university life, regardless of abilities, mobility or mental health difficulties. Over the past year, I have campaigned for better awareness from staff across all campuses of the difficulties that can be faced. I’ve also spoken to clubs and societies to make sure they can be inclusive and supportive of all abilities and needs, including clubs and venues used by the Uni to try to make them more accessible and have staff training to help or be aware of those wanting to participate.

Over the coming year, I want to continue to make sure the Uni remains awareness of disability issues, and in new design and build, incorporates best practice for access and need’s. I also want to see Fresher’s events and activities made as accessible and easy to attend as possible. Signage needs to be address on all sites for access, and awareness of travel routes, as well as alterations to existing buildings to comply with current regulations, and make better access. As always I’ll be led by what the Students want or request if this is practicable, and will continue to travel to all of the sites on a regular basis to make sure that any issues get resolved quickly.

TRISTAN BROWN
LGBTQ+ OFFICER

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My goal is to make LGBT+ students feel safe, included and represented during their time at university, from the opportunities they are given to what they learn about in lectures. Some of my goals for this year include streamlining the process of changing the name on student cards for transgender students, and increasing the visibility of the gender neutral toilet facilities available to all students on all campuses. I also want to make sure LGBT issues are discussed in a respectful way in class, and don’t leave students feeling alienated. If any students identifying as LGBT+ have any problems please don’t hesitate to reach out to me – I study at Falmer campus, and am also easy to reach via Facebook

NONE
DISABLED STUDENTS' OFFICER (FEMALE)

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This position is currently unfilled. If you have any issues, please contact Tom Foy at T.Foy@brighton.ac.uk or Mark Harvey (Disabled Students' Officer (Open)).

SHEREEN DIXON
WOMEN'S OFFICER (BME)

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NONE
POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS' OFFICER

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This position is currently unfilled. If you have any issues, please contact Tom Foy at T.Foy@brighton.ac.uk or Mark Harvey (Disabled Students' Officer (Open)).

RUDA POLLARD
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' OFFICER

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NINA MARIE DUNNE
PART TIME STUDENTS' OFFICER

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The role of the part-time student rep is to ensure part-time students are supported and recognised within the university community.

My aim is to promote wider discussion on part-time students' contributions to the student experience.

MICHELLE HARFIELD
MATURE STUDENTS' OFFICER

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CAT BACH
NUS CONFERENCE DELEGATE

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FRANK DANKWA
NUS CONFERENCE DELEGATE

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SUZIE DOUGLAS
NUS CONFERENCE DELEGATE

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DOUG GREGG
NUS CONFERENCE DELEGATE

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MARK HARVEY
NUS CONFERENCE DELEGATE

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