PRESIDENT: TIM NGWENA
YUSU President Tim Ngwena is the public face of the Union. He represents the Union not only to it’s members but also to the University and to the public in general. As the representative of the student body Tim sits on the major decision making bodies throughout the University. Tim was the former head of the fashion and dance charity event Fusion and was a member of Goodricke College.
DEMOCRACY & SERVICES OFFICER: LEWIS BRETTS
Democracy and Services Officer Lewis Bretts is responsible for the commercial side of the Union, as well as ensuring that it stays representative of the student body. Lewis is also the union treasurer. Commercially Lewis is responsible for Your:Shop, Your:Print, The Courtyard, Freshers’ Week and most major YUSU events. Lewis spent a year studying in America and was a member of Derwent College.
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER: CHARLIE LEYLAND
Academic Affairs Officer Charlie Leyland is responsible for improving the academic experience of all students. Charlie sits on the highest University Committees and works with course reps to ensure that students are represented at every level in the University. Charlie held the position of Academic and Welfare Officer in last year’s union and was a member of Derwent College.
SPORTS PRESIDENT: EMILY SCOTT
Sports President Emily Scott is in charge of the running of all sports at the University. Emily is responsible for anything involving sport at York, including the setting up of new sports clubs and the York Sports Show. Emily has been President of the Female Hockey Team, Captain and Treasurer of the Women’s Cricket Club and a member of the York Skiing Team. Emily was a member of Halifax College.
WELFARE OFFICER: BEN HUMPHRYS
As Welfare Officer Ben is responsible for campaigning and raising awareness on issues affecting student life. He chairs the YUSU Equality, Welfare and Diversity Committee and represents student well-being on University and local committees. Ben was formerly the YUSU LGBT Officer and was a member of Halifax College.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICER: RHIANNA KINCHIN
Student Activities Officer Rhianna Kinchin is responsible for student societies. She is also responsible for the YUSU Fairs in the autumn and spring terms. As well as working with societies, Rhianna is responsible for working with students wanting to set up a new society. Rhianna is also the sabbatical officer responsible for both the RAG and Student Action sections of the Union. Rhianna was formerly the YUSU Training Officer and was a member of Alcuin College.
Photos: Sam Newsome (Ben Humphrys), George Lowther (everyone else)