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Your NEW Student Officer Team

Say Hello to your Student Officer Team for 2020/21


Andrew Adegbola 

What do you study?

 MSc Accounting and Finance

What is your favourite thing about Hallam?

Sheffield Hallam University is an inclusive University with a good learning environment.

What made you want to become an Officer?

My passion for a leadership role and I want to use my skills to give back to students and society. And also I want to use my skill to improve students academic experience.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

I'm looking forward to a year that would be free of crisis and pandemics. And also a year that would improve student academic experience and engagement further.

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Laith Jaafar 

What do you study?

I study the LLB (HONS) LAW course.

What is your favourite thing about Hallam?

My favourite thing about Hallam is its vastly diverse population. I am so proud to be a part of a university that prides itself on its inclusive and warm-welcoming atmosphere to all walks of life. Hallam celebrates all students from all backgrounds, making it one big extremely welcoming and wholesome community for all students.

What made you want to become an Officer?

I wanted to become an Officer because I have an undeniably strong passion for making sure all voices, experiences and backgrounds are heard, addressed and are accounted for. I want to make real profound change within both the University and Students' Union for the better. It is important to recognise the power of using your voice as it is important to speak the truth and shed light on the stories of people who are often brushed aside. This is exactly the foundation of which I have built my passion for student representation. I want to make sure all students have an opportunity to be represented and heard for what they have to share.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

I look forward to putting students at the heart of every decision, step and move I make. At the end of the day, I'm just here to give a voice to the thoughts, concerns and struggles of the students I represent. I hope to create an even more democratic Students' Union by working with the Union staff to ensure that the processes and systems in place work in favour of democracy and will leave no loophole for exploitation. Through my previous role, as Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Academic Rep I have launched projects to boost student academic engagement and I am thankful that I can still represent these projects and hopefully take them through to completion this academic year. I am really looking forward to working with the Officer Team, get to know each other well and collaborate on projects to improve student experience altogether. The year ahead is looking to be one filled with many challenges and hurdles to leap over but I assure you it will be the most effective and productive academic year to date.

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Diya Babu

What do you study?

I completed my Masters in International Business Management at Sheffield Hallam University. I'm excited for my graduation in November 2020.

What is your favourite thing about Hallam?

Sheffield Hallam University is really diverse and you get the opportunity to meet people from across the globe during your time with university. One of my favorite things about Hallam is the wide range of opportunities which is open to this diverse crowd to excel in their career.

What made you want to become an Officer?

I was a very enthusiastic and self motivated individual since the start  of my time here at Hallam. I was a department rep, students union front desk staff, Hallam award achiever, Transform together scholar, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team Intern with HROD of Sheffield Hallam University and many more. My passion to be engaged further with Students Union and represent International Students was the prime reason for me to run for the SU officer position.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

I'm very excited to be the first International Student Officer at Hallam and I want to provide the best support to International students and lay a strong foundation for all the future International Student Officers.

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George Alvey

What do you study?

I studied Sport and Exercise Science.

What is your favourite thing about Hallam?

It has to be studying in the heart of Sheffield, but also the experience and opportunities that were available to me as a student. It has allowed me to develop multiple career paths, giving me more freedom and choice in where I want to take my career. Sheffield Hallam allowed me to gain experience working with charities, professional sports teams and the university itself. I believe Hallam is unparalleled in developing practical experience alongside a degree, especially as a Sport and Exercise Science student.

What made you want to become an Officer?

In my final year of studying I gained further insight and interest into the workings of the university. I noticed there were issues that weren’t being addressed and voices that weren’t heard. With the change to the College structure I felt my university experience would allow me to excel within the new demands of the role.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

I believe the current disruption is an opportunity to enable change, through redeveloping ideas and ways of learning, on both a systematic and taught level.

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Praise Ishola

What do you study?

MSc in Big Data Analytics

What is your favourite thing about Hallam?

The serene environment and well-equipped learning facilities.

What made you want to become an Officer?

I'm passionate about improving students welfare and representation

What are you most looking forward to this year?

Implementing policies that enhance academic performance and student experience.

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Hannah Prestwich

What do you study?

I have just graduated from Bsc Sport Development with Coaching - grade pending.... (ahhh)

What is your favourite thing about Hallam?

How welcoming joining a sports team is, it makes you feel like you've found your extended family and friends that you never knew were out there. 

What made you want to become an Officer?

I wanted to continue to fight for how important sport and physical activity and movement is for your mental and physical wellbeing. I want to make a difference to a students time at Sheffield Hallam and show everyone amazing Sheffield is as a city. 

What are you most looking forward to this year?

To show how value sport and physical activity can to be to you as an individual through the development of skills, confidence and the positive impact on future employability. 

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