Yesterday almost 7,000 of you decided who you wanted to be your new Student Executive for next academic year by voting in Lead LUU.
The results are in, say hello to your incoming Student Exec 2019/20:
Activities Officer 2019/20 - Lydia Evans
Lydia pledges to:
- Lobby the University to invest more money into every society
- Introduce mental health protocols into every society's constitution
- Create a fund to support students who want to access societies but can't afford them
Community Officer 2019/20 - Cat Fairbairn
Cat pledges to:
- Improve housing by making it more affordable, better quality and more accessible for all students
- Bridge the gap with students and the community and introduce them to their neighbours and all Leeds has to offer
- Help students to manage their money with helpful workshops
- Focus on environmental and safety initiatives
Education Officer 2019/20 - Abiha Khan
Abiha pledges to:
- Digitise core texts
- Prioritise mental health with spaced-out deadlines and a dedicated wellbeing officer in your School
- Increase informal student spaces
- Support joint honours students
Equality and Diversity Officer 2019/20 - Chlo Elliot
Chlo pledges to:
- Diversify education with initiatives like furthering the 'Why in My Curriculum White?' work or implementing short-term financial relief for working class students
- Improve the experience for all students through training including E&D awareness training for societies, British Sign Language at Union events and more tailored advice for student groups.
- Recognise more religious holidays and festivals on campus and create a paid and volunteering opportunities for international students
Union Affairs Officer 2019/20 - Lauren Huxley
Lauren pledges to:
- Offer more from LUU with more transparency over spending, valuing you through training and rewarding your loyalty and bringing the Exec to you
- Having better opportunities from an opportunities hub to linking with external and local organisations
- Improving spaces and accessibility to the Union and these spaces
Welfare Officer 2019/20 - Amy Wells
Amy pledges to:
- Have a no-nonsense approach to mental health by improving in-School support
- Making welfare fairer through cutting hidden course costs and continuing hate crime work
- Promote student safety around drugs and sexual health
Your Gryphon Editor will be Ed Barnes.
Ed pledges to:
- Make the Gryphon your go-to news source
- Expand the Gryphon's online presence
- Increase diversity and representation
A huge congratulations to the incoming team and a massive well done to each and every candidate who ran this year.
Thanks to the thousands of students who voted this year, it means your Exec are representative and accountable to you.
Thank you once again to everyone who ran, voted and supported the candidates’ campaigns.
Keep your eyes on the current Exec for all the things they will deliver over the next four months before the 2019/20 team takeover - there’s still loads of great changes to come.