New Students' Union team takes the helm
A brand new team of Student Officers have taken up their posts at Teesside University Students’ Union, after being elected by the student body in March.
Hannah Graham, John Pinkney, Natalie Davison and Hannah Parratt
Youth work and youth studies graduate John Pinkney, 23, is the new President. He is joined on the four strong team of Executive Officers by computing graduate Hannah Graham, 22, who was elected to the position of Education Officer, fellow youth work and youth studies graduate Hannah Parratt, 22, who is Student Activities Officer and diagnostic radiography graduate Natalie Davison, 26, who was elected as Campaigns and Welfare Officer.
The Executive Officers are elected annually by Teesside University students, to oversee the running of the Students’ Union as part of its wider Board of Trustees, which also includes four experienced and distinguished external trustees from local government, the charitable sector, education and the public sector along with two students recruited from the current student body.
They are also the voice of students from the University, acting as their representatives in discussions with the University's most senior figures including Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL, while their individual roles include specific responsibilities such as advancing student democracy at Teesside, supporting sports clubs and societies, running campaigns and lobbying for improvements to learning and teaching at the University. They will be in office until at least June 2013 and have the right to seek re-election for a second term in March next year.
John Pinkney, President said: 'We're all very honoured first of all to have won some very close elections against very good opponents. Now we’re in office we want to keep building on the excellent legacy that has been left us with bigger and better developments to the Students’ Union and refectory building, ongoing improvements to all our services for students, greater awareness of and participation in all our activities and of course, most importantly, making sure the Teesside student voice is heard by both the most senior people here at the University but also up on the national level.'
30 July 2012
In the News
Officers elected for students' union
Evening Gazette, 31/07/2012, p.9; Gazette Live (Web), 31/07/2012
A new team of student officers have taken up their posts at Teesside University Students' Union after being elected by the student body. The officers are elected on annual basis by Teesside University students to oversee the running of the students' union as part of its wider Board of Trustees.