Meet the 2023/24 Student Executive team

The new Leeds University Union (LUU) Student Executive team has been voted in.

The Leeds University Union logo. Uploaded March 2021.

Following a busy LeadLUU campaigning period, the new Student Executive Officers and Gryphon editor for 2023/24 have been announced.

There was a turnout of just over 11% of students with over 34,000 votes for the following successful candidates. 

Activities & Opportunities Officer – Ella Williams

Ella has pledged to:

  • Increase support for Activities grant and Gryphon fund applications.
  • Scrap the £5 membership levy - remove this burden from students and fund it through alternative means.
  • First aid, anti-spiking, sexual harassment & misconduct and EDI training for societies.

Education Officer – Bethan Corner

Bethan has pledged to:

  • Ensure there are no hidden course costs for items such as books and a reduction in resit fees.
  • Enable all students to have access to spaces to feel safe and meet like minded students.
  • Communicating the impact that individuals can have on the University experience to rebuild community trust.

Equality & Liberation Officer – Haryati Mohammed

Haryati has pledged to:

  • Make sure everyone feels safer in Leeds, including those from marginalised groups.
  • More visible access to support services, such as QR codes in student areas.
  • Enact a living wage so students don't have to sacrifice as much to continue their studies.

International & Postgraduate Officer – Rimsha Khan

Rimisha has pledged to:

  • Prioritise creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all students, organizing cultural events, and networking opportunities.
  • Mentoring programmes to provide guidance and support in academic and career paths.
  • Language and culture exchange programmes to foster cross-cultural understanding.

Union Affairs & Communications Officer – Emily Tabern

Emily has pledged to:

  • Training and empowering students to be community builders, to make our seminar rooms, clubs and socs, and halls as inclusive and welcoming as possible.
  • End period poverty on campus once and for all and extending the free breakfast scheme and keeping prices low in LUU outlets.
  • Creating a safer city for everyone.

Wellbeing Officer – Hannah Catterall

Hannah has pledged to:

  • Unify mental health support with support to be far more visible than it currently is, and work to unify the support between the union, university and NHS.
  • Compulsory training for welfare reps.
  • Free fruit and veg days in the union and have more free breakfasts to help with the cost of living.

Sinead O-Riordan was also elected as Gryphon Editor.

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