Each year, full-time Student Officers are elected to represent you to help improve your Hallam experience.
We are excited to welcome your elected Student Officer Team for the 2022/23 academic year.
Your Officers were elected via 28,295 votes cast by 6,977 of you!
We quizzed your Student Officer Team on their first week in post. But we didn't just talk work...
Select an Officer's name to find out who they'd invite to dinner, what they couldn't live without, and what superpower they want.
Public Health MSc
As the International Students' Officer, I was able to work alongside the President last year which enable me to familiarise myself with the role and see how much of a difference could be made. The role felt like a natural progression and would allow me to continue working on plans I'd already put into motion.
I was also able to see things from a different perspective. As a student, particularly an international student, I wasn't always aware of the services available to help. Throughout my time as an Officer I was made aware of various services available to international students. I also realised the University were open to change and we were in a position to be able to lobby them to do things to improve the student experience. I wanted to continue being someone who could represent the student voice in this process.
Identity is also important. If students see someone who looks like them in the position, they are more open to engaging.
Personal and professional inclusion so all types of students have a better student experience.
Definitely my phone.
I enjoy evening walks, and I like reading and writing - I had a couple of my writings published in an anthology a few years back!
I love socialising, and meeting and talking to new people. I also enjoy cooking for people who really love food.
Sylvia Path, The Weeknd, and Steve Harvey
Wisdom - the ability to process situations and know what to do, how to act and how to deal with situations.
International Business Management MSc
When I moved to the UK to study, I observed that international students are faced with challenges that are quite peculiar, such as accommodation and flexible tuition fee payment etc and they weren't sure who to go to for support.
I was previously an Open Space Rep and the Events Officer for the Nigerian Society and lots of students contacted me for help with their issues, which I did ,but I felt I could do more. Also, my empathy nature galvanized me to step up and take up the responsibility of an Officer to support the International Students.
I can't just choose one as they're all important to the International Student.
I'd like to focus on accommodation, mental wellbeing and encouraging student engagement as to give them some sense of belonging (Inclusion) .
Hymn as to sing praises to the Lord.
I love making people happy. Also, love cooking, baking, and interacting with people.
Bread fruit (Ukwa)
My Mum, my sister and my careers coach.
I'd want the power Equity and love to ensure everyone is at peace and free from intimidation of any kind/promote a peaceful coexistence.
I’m a people person. I also wanted to be in a position to represent students and give them the support they need. Being an Officer allows you to find out what issues students are facing and help to resolve them.
Something that really hits everyone is how we can work out a parking solution for staff and students. Parking doesn't have to be made free, but even a discount for SHU staff and students would be great. It will be difficult to achieve but I won't give up on it.
A solar rechargeable internet enabled smartphone.
I like to get in the car and just drive around. I also like playing video games.
Rice and chicken pepe
My late Mother, my Dad and Richard Branson.
Walking through walls. I don't like being restricted and I could get things done faster
MSc Applied Sports and Exercise Science
My background is working as a physiotherapist and I've touched a lot of lives in my 10 year career span. I want to continue that legacy by representing students - still helping people but in a different way.
Better student engagement and experience.
My phone, though it might not have connectivity…
Music, especially Bollywood.
I like writing poems and being outside in nature
Fish curry and rice
My younger brother and two of my closest friends.
Speed - I could get the household chores and other tasks done much faster!
Masters in Public Relations
Sabah inspired me. I was a Course Rep and member of the Trustee board, so was already involved with the SU. An issue came up, but I wasn't in a position to reach the people who could make the changes needed, so I came to the SU to talk to Sabah. Sabah advised me to run for the position as I knew what I wanted and what needed to be done, but just needed access to the right people.
I also experienced studying at Collegiate campus and spoke to many home students who were struggling with stress due to coursework, amongst other issues. This gave me the drive to represent these students.
I want to create some sort of structured system that builds on inter-College relations, so final year and graduating students are better equipped to explore entrepreneurship. The system would enable students to come together with their unique sets of skills and create businesses together.
Some students may be put off as they don't want to run a business themselves, but by collaborating with those from other courses, with different skills, a business could be together that allows the graduates to grow together and contribute to the economy.
Listening to music. It feels like something's missing if I've not listened to at least one complete song. My favourites are Khalid and Ed Sheeran.
Music, taking long walks, and sightseeing. They go together well - I just put my headphones on, go for a walk, and see things along the way.
Noodles or rice
My Mum, my brother and my partner.
I'd want the ability to read peoples' minds. Humans are the most inconsistent and unpredictable species, so it'd be interesting to know what others are thinking. You'd find out all sorts - good, bad and weird!
Sport Development with Coaching
I was inspired by previous Officers and what they'd achieved, particularly Harry Preston and Ellis.
I always wanted to be involved in sport, rather than having a typical 9-5 desk job. Ellis was good at using social media to showcase what she did in her role as Sports Officer. I got involved in sports committee and saw more of what the job really involved, behind the scenes. I also learnt more about the intricacies of the sporting world through my course.
Sport plays such a big part in my life and I'm fortunate enough to have always been involved in sport. Because of this, I want to make it accessible to everyone else.
Wellbeing is an important topic, particularly since Covid, and people are starting to open up about it more as it becomes less of a taboo subject. Sport is so important for wellbeing too.
I want to make sport as accessible for students as possible, whether that's through payment plans, competitive social leagues, or something else.
Sport benefits mental health so not everyone will take part to compete, some might want to just take some time away.
A plane - I'd just need to work out how to fly it…
My mates - we laugh every day
Playing sport and going to the pub, preferably the Tav - you can't beat at night at the Tav.
Steak, chips, and Birdseye peas (no other peas will do)
I'd like to time travel, there are so many key events I'd like to see.
My parents often talk about things they did growing up and I'd love to experience them too as things change so much.
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