These are your elected Sabbatical Officers for 2014-2015.
The Activities & Events Officer will be primarily concerned with the non-academic development of Members, and will encourage and support the development of Clubs and Societies. They will additionally be responsible for financial matters of Clubs and Societies, including the awarding of extra funding. The Activities & Events Officer also covers Union Colours and Awards, skills development and volunteering.
Hi! I’m your Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students’ Officer. This means I chair the BME network and together we will work to ensure the views and issues faced by BME students are recognised and acknowledged by UCL.
Hello! I’m Hannah, the new(ish) DCO. I landed at UCL in 2010, fresh from the deepest, darkest countryside, and almost immediately got involved with the tuition fees struggle - a pretty dramatic introduction to the Union! Since then, I’ve been juggling my degree (German & History at SSEES) and being heavily involved in student media as well as activism, but now the degree is done it felt like time to put aside the Wörterbuch and the Eric Hobsbawm and become a full time hack.
As your Education & Campaigns Officer, it is my responsibility to represent the academic needs of all students to UCL. Essentially, I work to ensure student representation is present and effective at all levels within UCL, and lobby UCL Management to implement changes which carry the best interests of students.
The Ethics, Environment & Operations Officer will be responsible for oversight of the Union’s finances, and will ensure the Union’s commercial and membership services provisions adequately meet the needs of Members. They will additionally be responsible or HR and other staffing issues, ensure adequate use of the Union’s spaces, and ensure all of UCLU’s financial activity and service provision is ethically and environmentally sound.
The External Affairs & Campaigns Officer will lead on local, regional and national affairs external to UCL and coordinate campaigns on issues in these areas in line with policy. They will represent the views and needs of Members to external organisations to which UCLU is affiliated or is a member of, including but not limited to the NUS, ULU and the Aldwych Group. They will also promote student engagement with wider political and social issues both on campus and in the wider community.
The Medical, Pharmacy & Health Students’ Officer will represent the needs of medical, pharmacy and all allied health professional students at all levels. The Medical, Pharmacy & Health Officer will additionally liaise with the appropriate national bodies on issues affecting medical, pharmacy and allied health professional students, work to engage these students in all levels of Union activity.
As Convenor of the UCLU Postgraduate Association and the lead representative of postgraduate UCLU members, the Postgraduate Students’ Officer will coordinate the PGA’s activities, support the PGA’s part-time officers, and work to engage postgraduate students in the PGA and all other levels of Union activity. The Officer shall be responsible for coordinating representation and campaigns regarding the needs of postgraduate students at all levels, and for ensuring the provision of an environment which supports and provides for the particular social and academic needs of postgraduate students.
The Welfare and International Officer will strive to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all Members at UCL and in the wider community, and will represent the needs of international students at all levels. The officer will ensure that the Union is compliant with all relevant policies relating to equal opportunities, liaise with UCL Residences Office to ensure adequate provision of student accommodation, and ensure specific Union provision for international students outside of term and at the start of session as appropriate.
The Women’s Officer represents the interests of UCL’s women students. The Women’s Officer represents women students externally to organisations such as the NUS. She also coordinates and lead on projects and campaigns on issues relating to Women students.
For information on which College Committees the Sabbatical Officers sit on, please click here.