I love students’ unions, I love working for them and I love what the stand for. I’ve spent most of my career working in them and I’d like to think that this is something which will continue for a long time. My first experience of a students’ union was when I was at university and
As a previous arts graduate my journey into the student movement has come full circle; it was during my time studying Art and Design throughout University and College that I found a passion for student rights, after previously being elected as a student rep and governor, (so it seemed a natural progression for me to
Life in the student movement and extra-curricular activity started for me in 2012 when I was a student at Anglia Ruskin University. I was involved in societies, was a member of student staff across a couple of different departments and this all happened over a very short space of time. As time moved forward I
My journey inside the weird and wonderful world of students’ unions started as a student at the University of West London looking to make some extra cash – living in London is quite expensive if you hadn’t heard – but I wasn’t really aware of just how fundamentally life-changing that decision was going to be.
I came to the movement after several years in frontline practice in the charity sector, as a registered Social Worker working in criminal justice and homelessness. In 2013, it was time for me to make a bit of a change after becoming a mum to a child with additional needs. Volunteering had been a big
My time at Durham Students’ Union first began while applying for a part-time student-staff role while I was working on my PhD in Anthropology and teaching in the department. Within a week of my interview, I was thrust into Freshers’ Week wearing a ‘Happy to Help!’ t-shirt and rapidly learning about the Students’ Union. Over