What is a Student Officer?

The Students' Union are a registered charity and the Student Officers are elected to work full time representing students in the local community and at all levels of decision-making within the University. The Officers lead The Union's political direction, run campaigns on your behalf and hold the university to account on decisions which affect students. Four of the Officers are also

Trustees of the organisation meaning that they work with external experts to ensure the health of The Union's finances, governance and strategy. Any student can stand for election to be a Student Officer and every single student has the opportunity to vote for who they believe will best represent them.

Lewis Bartlett

President

Kwame Amoah-Mensah

Vice-President Cheshire

Luca Raimo

Education

Hussain El-Amin

Community

Sophie Binder

Activities Manchester

Natasha Jaworski

Activities Cheshire

Our Priorities

Every year we choose priority campaigns to run based on feedback from students and things we’ve included in our election manifestos. The three campaigns we have chosen for this year are:

Ban the Bunching

Working with the university to avoid assessment bunching where possible to ensure you don’t have multiple deadlines at the same time.

It's OK

Focusing on the mental health services available to you and breaking down stigma surrounding mental health to ensure everyone feels fully supported during their time at Manchester Met.

Worthwhile Wednesdays

Ensuring that you have Wednesday afternoons free from classes to focus on personal development, whether that be extra study, playing sports, volunteering, part-time work or attending an employability session.

Campaigns

Meetings we sit on

As full time representatives of students studying at Manchester Metropolitan we sit on meetings at every level of decision making across the university to raise concerns about anything that impacts on your student experience. We also represent students at meetings within the local community with the police, local residents and local council. We are all members of The Union's Senior Management Team and some of us are Trustees meaning we help to decide the strategic direction of The Union.



  • Board of Governors The Board of Governors is the highest decision-making body in the University, which oversees the institution's governance, financial and strategic health. The Union's President and Vice President Cheshire are members of the Board of Governors, which meets six times each academic year.
  • Trustee Board The Trustee Board is responsible for the governance and financial and strategic health of the organisation. Four of our elected Student Officers are also Student Trustees of the organisation.

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