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Stand in the SU elections

Monday 18 January 2016

If you’re passionate about your University, you're excited about making a difference or brimming with ideas for improvements that will improve the student experience, you’re an ideal candidate for this year’s Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union elections.

Five full-time officer positions are up for grabs along with student rep positions spanning a whole range of areas (see the full list of posts for details). So if you have what it takes – or you know someone who does – place your nomination by Wednesday 17 February.

What could you achieve?

If you’re looking for inspiration, here's what the current officers have to say about some of their proudest achievements.

I’m incredibly proud of the officers and part-time reps who have led incredible campaigns and made giant strides to advance student welfare this academic year.'

I helped create the first ever TEDx Conference at Sheffield Hallam which was a great success. I also oversaw the refurbishment of the HUBS and of course, secured the free to use microwave and hot water point for students.

Dapo Adaramewa, president

I ran a campaign titled 'No barriers to education' to raise awareness on how education should be inclusive, empowering and liberating for everyone. I also organised the biggest Black History Month our union has ever seen. I’m now running a campaign against the proposed cuts to the NHS bursary which has received a lot of support. I also helped facilitate the successful student-led fossil free campaign, resulting in the University committing to never invest in fossil fuels. In addition, I secured a children's corner, prayer room and social learning and skills space in the library. Plus I've been elected onto the NUS higher education zone committee and the UCAS national council so I can influence education at a higher level and represent the voices of more students.

Hassun El Zafar, education officer

I introduced an inclusivity certification scheme which encourages sports clubs to be more open to a diverse range of students. I also qualified to deliver mental health awareness training to our sports clubs. I'm very passionate about making sports open to all!

Emily Wilkes, sports and physical activity officer

I set up the first ever sexual health walk–in service at the Students' Union. I also managed to double the Housing Fair attendance to over 800 students this year which I'm very proud of. I also organise the karaoke nights at Bar Phoenix which have been great fun and very well received.

James Manson, welfare and community officer

I secured a £1 increase in NSS (National Student Survey) RAG (Raise and Give) donations which could potentially see an extra £5,000 raised for charity this year. I also doubled the footfall at the Volunteering Fair during Welcome Week and organised the first ever trip abroad to Amsterdam for societies.

Peter Neild, activities officer

Visit the Sheffield Hallam Student's Union election pages for more information.

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