Hey everyone, I’m Savannah, your elected Societies and Development Officer for this academic year. I studied Biomedical Science at Manchester Met but got involved with Societies and Sport, which has now led me down a completely different career path (thank goodness).
I was a part of the UniBoob team (breast cancer awareness society) in my first year and then was elected as Chair in my second year. From there I also joined Taekwondo, Pole Dancing and the Society Council, which was a life changing experience.
I developed so much through my involvement in student groups, which is what urged me to run for this role and help other students have the same (and hopefully more) opportunities to grow.
I was also an international student, so my accent tends to confuse people. To clear it up before you ask, I was born in South Africa and grew up in Spain, Qatar, and the UAE while attending American schools. I love learning about other cultures, but my favourite part was, and always will be, trying new foods. Yep, I am a MAJOR foodie and proud of it.
Fun fact: I once tried to run a food blog. It didn’t go so well.
Swiftly moving on, I’m so excited to be elected into this role and I can't wait get started on an awesome year.
The Societies and Development Officer is a role focused on representing societies and student groups to the university, local and national organisations, and lead the promotion of social, cultural, educational, religious and political activities in the Union. The Officer plays a lead role in raising the positive profile of students in the city and will work with student volunteers and campaigners to develop a strong organising culture within the Societies Council.