Our team of Five Full-Time Elected Officers work for, and are elected by, Keele students to represent their views and campaign for positive change.

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Union Development & Democracy Officer Blog

Hello! I’m Holly and you elected me to be your Union Development and Democracy Officer. It’s my job to help develop Keele SU 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 graduated at Keele in 2020 (minus the ceremony) with a BSc in Mathematics. As a student, I played a lot of rugby and unsurprisingly spent a lot of time in the SU and holding student representative roles. Outside of uni, I enjoy playing video games, and telling people I'm vegan.

Talk to me about:

  • Making KeeleSU a more welcoming place for everyone
  • The facilities and services that students need
  • Empowering the student voice

 

Email me at su.uddofficer@keele.ac.uk or contact me on social media below: 

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Jack's Union General Meeting (UGM) Report - May 2021

Hello! I'm Jack Karimi and I'm the Union Development & Democracy Officer. I am the chief representative of students to the university, communicating with students as to what the university is doing, and representing students on top University leadership committees. As well as that, I lead on policies that affect student experience, the union's development, as well as our democratic processes as a union.

 

Covid-19 & Accommodation

I have continued to be in contact with the Vice Chancellor and University leadership about the issue of accommodation, and will continue to be in touch as students begin to return to campus in a staggered manner and safety becomes an emerging priority.

 

Accountability

I am going to be in touch with the University in the coming days to organise another Q&A with University leadership, with a view to this becoming a semi-permanent fixture of the calendar. I hope for this to be a more open format, but that depends on what University leadership are comfortable with and what we can do with the livestream format.

 

Future Priorities

I will continue to work on my main policies of ensuring that central services, such as buses, parking, and laundrettes, are working for students. However, I am mindful that with Covid-19 these policies will be largely on maintaining the services we have.

Considering that we are now in a transition period between Union Development and Democracy Officers, I will begin consultation with students to see what they’d like me to do over the coming months.