Meet the 2023/24 Student Executive team
The new Leeds University Union (LUU) Student Executive team has been voted in.
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.