Kent Union is a student led organisation.

This means that the decisions and choices Kent Union make are informed and made by you, the students.
In order to do this we run elections for Full time (or Sabbatical) Officers who take a year out during, or after, their degrees to work for Kent Union and Part-Time Officers who volunteer alongside their degrees.

You can contact these officers by clicking their name below or find out what they have been up to here.

Full-Time Officers 2013/2014

UNION PRESIDENT
 
Chelsea MooreContact Info
Chelsea Moore
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Email: union-president@kent.ac.uk

Phone: 01227 824215

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VP(ACTIVITIES)
 
Amy GilchristContact Info
Amy Gilchrist
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Email: union-activities@kent.ac.uk

Phone: 01227 824213

VP(EDUCATION)
 
Alex MurrayContact Info
Alex Murray
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Email: union-education@kent.ac.uk

Phone: 01227 824228

VP(SPORTS)
 
Chris BullContact Info
Chris Bull
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Email: union-sports@kent.ac.uk

Phone: 01227 823074

VP(WELFARE)
 
Megan WellsContact Info
Megan Wells
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Email: union-welfare@kent.ac.uk

Phone: 01227 824217

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Union President

The President provides leadership for Kent Union and is the main ambassador and external spokesperson for the Union. The role includes working with senior members of the University, staff and officers of Canterbury City Council, local MP’s and other external stakeholders. The President leads the team of sabbatical officers and the part-time officers and works closely with the Union’s senior management to ensure that the organisation is delivering its charitable purpose and working towards its vision and values. The President is a member of the University Council, Senate and Finance and Resources Committee, which are the highest governing bodies within the University. The post holder is also Chair of the Board of Trustees and, as such, is responsible for overseeing the performance management of the Chief Executive.

Vice-President(Education)

My role certainly involves representing you all in a number of meetings! I sat on more than 30 committees last year trying to get your opinions and interests across to the University. I also run the Course Representative system which has over 300 volunteers and the Teaching awards which had over 3000 nominations last year. I’m hoping to get out and engage more visibly with students this year, as well as increasing my online communication methods. I want to get back to some of the roots of Union engagement with door knocking, lecture shout outs and face to face conversations so keep an eye out for me! You can read more about what I get up to during the year on my blog and also check out my manifestos there as well.

Vice-President (Welfare)

The Vice-President (Welfare) is the lead officer on all student-welfare related issues. The role includes working with University of Kent student welfare, guidance, health and accommodation departments and liaising with relevant external agencies. The Vice-President (Welfare) leads on welfare campaigns and supports the Union’s welfare-related officers. Co-ordinating part-time officers and working with volunteers are key requirements of the role, as is working along-side Kent Union Representation & Democracy Department and Advice Service staff.

Vice-President(Sports)

In my role as the Kent Union Vice-President for Sport, I aim to provide you with the best possible opportunity to thrive and to develop as an individual by means of playing sport. Regardless of whether you’re competing in a National Championships or having a kick about with your housemates on a Saturday morning, sport means so much, to so many of you and throughout this year I will strive to make it more accessible, affordable and ultimately more enjoyable for you all.

Vice-President(Activities)

The Vice-President ( Activities) is the lead officer on all matters pertaining to student activities, including societies, student media, volunteering and RAG. The role includes workingwith University of Kent departments to facilitate student activities and with external agencies to facilitate volunteering opportunities. The Vice-President (Student Activities) promotes participation in the Union’s various student activities and supports and empowers the students. Co-ordinating societies’ officers and working with volunteers are key requirements of the role, as is working along-side Kent Union Student Activities Department staff. The Vice-President (Activities) is a member of the Board of Trustees of Kent Union.

Part-Time Officers 2013/2014

Guy Snowden

Students with Dependents Officer

David Cocozza

Mature Students Officer

Part-Time Students Officer

This position is currently vacant. If you are interested in running please email us here!

Tom Currie

Environment Officer

Mary-Ann Uvieghara

Ethics Officer

Sarah-Mae Lieverse

International Students Officer

Laura Hunter

RaG President

Jack Lay

Undergraduate Humanities Faculty Rep.

Sarah Dowie

Undergraduate Sciences Faculty Rep.

Emma Booth

Undergraduate Social Sciences Faculty Rep.

Liberation Officers 2013/2014

Phil Stephenson-Oliver

LGBT Officer (Open Place)

Rose Copsey

LGBT Officer (Women's Place)

Azim Kassim

Ethnic Minorities Officer

Jonjo Brady

Students with Disabilities Officer

Bethany Taylor

Women's Officer

Student Committee Presidents 2013/14

Lorna Matthews

Darwin College President

Tammy Naidoo

Keynes College President

May Andrews

Eliot College President

Mohona Bhattacharjee

Rutherford College President

Victoria Buck

Parkwood President

Vid Calovski

Kent Graduate Student President (KGSA)

Matthew Keeble

Medway Student Committee President