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I'm your Union Development & Democracy Officer!

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Hi I’m Tom and you elected me to be your Union Development and Democracy Officer. It’s my job to help develop KeeleSU to make sure it’s responding to the needs of students while acting as a voice for Keele students on issues and campaigns they care about in the University, local community and nationally.

I studied International Relations and Politics, my particular interest was around statebuilding and the politics of development. As an undergraduate I helped run various political and campaigning societies such as Model UN and Debate and Discussion Society alongside being a Student Voice Representative, part time officer and Parish Councillor. My hobbies include playing classical guitar, reading, watching the West Wing and video games.

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Wed 06 Feb 2019

Your rights at work

Students often have a hard time in the workplace. It's not uncommon for bosses to exploint the fact...
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Fri 30 Nov 2018

Officer update Nov 2018

Just thought I'd throw together a summary of the work that's been taking most of my...
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Fri 09 Nov 2018

Doing Democracy Differently

Some of you may be aware that I’ve been working on a ‘Democratic Review’ with our...
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Tue 01 May 2018

Who will speak for students?

In April I wrote an open letter to all candidates (here) from all parties standing for Newcastle Under Lyme Borough...
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Thu 19 Apr 2018

An Open Letter To All Candidates In Newcastle Under Lyme From KeeleSU

    To whom it may concern,  With the local elections on the horizon I'm writing on...
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