Student Council

What is Student Council?

Student Council provides any student with the opportunity to try to influence the policy, priorities and activities of the Students’ Union.  It is made up of up to 26 students, including the full-time and part-time elected officers and additional elected Student Councillors representing a range of student groups and interests.

Ideas from students are discussed and debated by Student Councillors, who then vote on whether to approve these proposals and ideas. While any student can submit ideas, proposals and motions, it is only the elected members of Student Council who can vote. These decisions give direction to the Executive Committee and shape the activities of the elected officers.  Student Council holds all of the elected officers to account.  Student Council also has the authority to expel students from membership of the SU, call a referendum and remove trustees.  It also has responsibility for the election of student trustees, the policy of the SU and (together with the trustees) making and amending the bye-laws.

Meetings are chaired by an independent, elected Chair who has responsibility for ensuring that discussions are conducted in an open, inclusive manner and that votes are properly taken and recorded. The elected chair for this year is Ian Mackey

Student Council meetings 2016-17

Any student is welcome to attend Student Council, which will meet from 17:15 on the following dates during the remainder of this academic year:

Dates for 2017-18 will be published during August 2017.

How to Submit a Policy Motion

If you would like to submit a policy motion please submit this form to by the following deadlines:

Deadlines for 2017-18 will be published during August 2017.

Student Council membership 2016-17


Jade Haley 

Vice President Education

James Gunther

Vice President Student Activities

Hemaka Pathiranage

International Students’ Officer

Janna-Carla Niemi

SU Society Rep (academic)

Carwen Davies

SU Society Rep (general interest)

Matt Sargeant

SU Sports Rep (BUCS sports)

Euan Morrison

SU Sports Rep (non-BUCS sports)



LGBT+ Officer

Alexandra Wells

Mature Students’ Officer

Olga Steikunas

RAG Officer

Harry Lonsdale

Student Disability Officer

Fran Storey

Sustainability Officer

Kyle Harding

Welfare Officer

Danny Gregory

Worcester Business School Rep



Minority Ethnic Officer



Women’s Officer

Tayla Elson

Institute of Education Rep

Helen Chidler

Institute of Health and Society Rep

Lauren Parry

Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts Rep



Institute of Science and the Environment Rep



Institute of Sport and Exercise Science Rep



Postgraduate Rep

Verity Postlethwaite

City campus Rep



Rep for students living in University-managed accommodation



Rep for foundation degree/HND students





21 Jun 2017 11:17