And your portfolio officers are...

Elections are now closed, the votes are in, here are your elected student representatives:

Stephanie Ivuerah

BAME Students' Officer

Stephanie Ivuerah

 

• I aim to support the development of Black History Month and facilitate existing programs such as One World Week in their goal to develop the awareness and broader acceptance of under-represented ethnic minority groups.

• Additionally, I aim to increase the visibility of other cultural awareness/ heritage events. For instance, Zero Discrimination Day, Diversity Matters Awareness Week and much more.

• I also aim to tackle the issues of religious discrimination, and I hope to increase the normality of discussion surrounding religions associated with ethnic minority groups such as Islam, Hinduism, Daoism, Judaism and much more.

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Maxwell Stewart

Chair of Council

Maxwell Stewart

 

I am a 21-year-old, third year, International Relations and Politics student. I run three Societies, two political and one Board-game related.

Due to my affiliation with a those of political societies I have mounting experience in chairing parliamentary style debate (some may call them arguments, but I prefer to call them debates)

However, I would say that if you have ever met me, you would probably agree that my experience is 2nd to my enthusiasm and passion for both the Brookes Union and the role it plays for it students.

I firmly believe that I would fill the role of the chair of the council to the highest standard as well as bringing a degree of enthusiasm and passion that I know both the union and you deserve.

Vote for Maxwell!

The candidate that spoke to you.

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Chris Clowes

Disabled Students' Officer

Chris Clowes

I want to effectively represent disabled students at Brookes working across the university

Ben Brooks

Environmental Officer

Ben Brooks

I want to campaign on the environmental issues at Brookes to reduce our carbon footprint and waste by working with the university and external organisations as a representative for the students values and needs.

Ingrid Erichsen

International Students' Officer

Ingrid Erichsen

I am a third-year biology student from Norway. I am committed to make sure that all international students are efficiently represented at Oxford Brookes and that our voice is represented and valued.

Celine Bagtas

LGBT+ Students' Officer

Celine Bagtas

 

Being part of the LGBTQ+ family myself, I know how intimidating it can be, arriving to a new place, where you are out of your comfort zone, and do not know a single soul, especially whether you will be comfortable and accepted. Therefore, I want to provide a better welfare for LGBTQ+ students, in addition to provide a better pastoral and counselling support system, so they can feel more comfortable and welcome as they go through their university years. I strongly believe in LGBTQ+ equality, and to have that opportunity would be very important for everyone at Brookes.

If you elect me as your LGBTQ+ student’s officer, I would like to address LGBTQ+ issues surrounding students and able to facilitate these issues – especially touching on mental health issues and well-being of students which is very prevalent in university students at the moment. Secondly, to increase participations of LGBTQ+ freshers and new arriving students (including post-grads and exchange students) within the LGBTQ+ community, which is to promote awareness – therefore they feel at home and safe, and to have more events and activities available for all LGBTQ+ students. Lastly, to create a safe and inclusive environment at Oxford Brookes, therefore every LGBTQ+ students can reach their full potential without hesitation and fear of discrimination.

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Charlie Steward

RAG President

Charlie Steward

 

RAG MANIFESTO:

I would like to focus on having a proper RAG committee with a fund-raising plan to raise money effectively.

I aim to bring societies together to raise money on an annual charity day with activities though out the day.

I aim to make sure that the university is adhering to its charitable objectives and support the sabbatical team to raise money for charity.

To develop a fun and action-packed charity calendar and plan a charity ball for students at Brookes.

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Nick Going

Sports officer

Nick Going

 

Sport at Oxford Brookes means a great deal to me, as a Club Captain of a sport at Brookes, I want what is the best for all sports teams across the University. I want to better all sports at Brookes to bring in and include as many University students as possible

I want to make sure that all sports teams are well represented to Brookes Sport regardless of size or prestige within the University.

I want to have an impact on the funding of sport and ensure that the University is transparent with its resource commitments to sports teams at Brookes and make sure that funding is allocated fairly.

I want to be the advocate of Oxford Brookes University sport students and formulate Union sports policy and make sure that the Union effectively represents sports students. I want all sports teams that play for Oxford Brookes University to feel their hard work and effort to be reflected by the University.

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Becca Harrington

Women's Officer

Becca Harrington

 

My name’s Rebecca Harrington and I’m a third year International Relations and Politics student. I originally come from South Africa but my family live in London now. It’s a case of running for re-election for me, because I’ve been your Women’s Officer for two years now and I’ve got so much more to give! Being in the role so long has given me plenty of insight into the issues most important to women students on campus. Whilst I managed to achieve a lot over the past couple of years, there are some ongoing projects and new ideas I’ve detailed below that I’d really like a chance to crack on with this year.

Manifesto

In the interest of accountability, I wanted this to be a manifesto and a round-up of all the things I was involved in last year. Something on my list for next year is improving transparency in the union and encouraging all of us to put more time into informing students about the changes we’ve helped put in place. I had a really fantastic experience as Women’s Officer over the last two years and if re-elected I really want to do more for the women and non-binary students I represent. One of the things I’m most pleased with is the HEFCE bid I helped put together an application for.

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