The Bucks Students’ Union Sabbatical team decided they wanted to find out more from some of our underrepresented groups. Hearing directly from these students is important to make sure that we are not making assumptions about their student experience. One initiative we are taking forward is the executive officer roles; eight part-time volunteer officers who will represent the voice of their group.
Each of these groups are students that have their own unique challenges alongside those that are common across student groups. In order for us to better deal with these issues we need to know them in detail, which involves seeing it from the students' perspective.
Four of the roles are self-defining: BME (Black Minority and Ethnic), Disabled, LGBT+ and Women Students Officer. The other four roles are based on your entry data when you start university. Any students paying international student fees are represented by the International Students Officer. Any students who are over 21 when they started university are represented by the Mature Students Officer.
In March 2021 we held our annual elections and announced the results for the 2021-22 Executive Officers.
Your 2021-22 Executive Officers are:
LGBT+ Officer: Owen Denston - firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Officer: VACANT - email@example.com
BME (Black and Minority ethnic) Officer: VACANT - firstname.lastname@example.org
Disabilities Officer: Kate Gordon - email@example.com
International Officer: Mafalda Simoes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mature Officer: Amy Pile - email@example.com
Post-Graduate Officer: VACANT - firstname.lastname@example.org
Part-time Officer: Iuliana Stroescu (Julie Ally) - email@example.com
If you are interested in representing the views of a larger group of students or wish to get involved with the work your executive officer is doing, then please contact the Representation team at firstname.lastname@example.org.