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Key Contacts

The Officer Team

The Officer team is made up of five officers who are elected to work for you, full-time, for the duration of the academic year, ensuring that the work of the Students’ Union reflects the wishes of the student population at our University. Each officer has set out some of the things that they want to achieve for students in their election manifestos; but they also ensure that they listen to you and make sure your concerns and ideas are addressed throughout the year.

 

Student Voice Team

The Student Voice Team consists of five permanent staff who are here to support the Officer team as well as ensure that all students' voices on campus are heard. We work on Student Representation, Students' Union Democracy, Students' Union campaigns and Students' Union Social Policy work.

Leadership and Insight Manager 

Andy Blunt

My role is here to develop our members into future leaders of the Students' Union and beyond as well as overseeing all of our democratic functions. I also take the lead for the Students' Union's Research, Insight and Data work. Previously I have been an elected Education Officer in this Students' Union and then spent a few years working as a Research Analyst in the Market Research sector before coming back to Huddersfield.

E: a.blunt@hud.ac.uk

T: 01484 471445

 

Course Rep Programme Manager 

Heather Wade

As Course Rep Programme Manager here at the Students’ Union it is my job is to work alongside the VP Education and the Student Voice Team to make sure that each and every Course Rep is trained and supported so that students’ voices are heard. I have previously worked in the commercial arm of the operations at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester), St. Gemma’s Hospice (Leeds) and the University of Leeds organising catering, conferences and events.

E: h.wade@hud.ac.uk

T: 01484 473439

 

Democracy and Campaigns Coordinator

Freya Govus

As the Democracy and Campaigns Coordinator, I help students make the change they want to see - whether that’s through running for election, submitting ideas, or running campaigns! I help deliver all of our democratic structures, support the Officers with campaigns, and help support the Student Leadership Fund. Before working here, I was an elected Officer for two years at a nearby Students’ Union.

E: f.govus@hud.ac.uk

T: 01484 471464

 

Social Policy Coordinator

Sarah Harris

My role is to work with the Student Officers and Advice Centre to turn the issues that you bring to us into campaigns to make a change. My focus is on developing policy on wellbeing and non-academic issues. Following a year as an Officer myself, I have worked and volunteered both in the private and charity sector.

E: s.harris@hud.ac.uk

T: 01484 471464