Sabbatical Officers

There are six Sabbatical Officers elected annually to lead the Students' Union and work full-time on your behalf on various issues across all areas of student life. They hold their position for a full year, starting in July after they are elected. They can hold their roles for a maximum of two years, but they need to be re-elected after the first year. They represent you on all levels of student life. 

What do officers do?

The Sabbatical Officer Team 2018-19

 
President

Alex Doyle

Team leader, Union Affairs, Democracy, Strategy, National Campaigns, Student as Partners, Sustainability and Partner Colleges. 

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  • Leads and supports the Sabbatical Officer Team
  • Is the lead Sabbatical Officer responsible for the development of democracy at UPSU
  • Leads on national representation & campaigns to improve the student experience
  • Works collaboratively with the university on the ‘Students as Partners’ agenda
  • Most external media and public enquiries are addressed to the President.
  • Is a Trustee of UPSU and Chairs the UPSU Board of Trustees which sets the long term development goals of UPSU.
  • Represents students studying at Partner Colleges in the UK
  • Contributes to the development of a sustainable and environmentally responsible organisation
  • Is a Trustee of UPSU
 
Vice President Education

Maja Smith

Education (UG & PG), Sustainability and Partner Colleges.

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  • Represents all students, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate, in relation to their academic experience
  • Leads campaigns and initiatives to improve the academic experience of all students
  • Leads on the development of the academic representation system and trains and supports reps, as needed.
  • Leads on other academic engagement initiatives such as the Student Staff Teaching and Representation Awards (SSTAR) and National Student Survey.
  • Represents students studying at Partner Colleges in the UK
  • Contributes to the development of a sustainable and environmentally responsible organisation.
  • Is a Trustee of UPSU
 
Vice President Welfare and Diversity

Tilda Fraser

Liberation (LGBT+, Disability, BAME, Women, & non-binary) Wellbeing, Sexual Health, Mental Health, Sustainability and Partner Colleges.

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  • Represents all students and leads on campaigns and projects to improve student experience relating to welfare; health & wellbeing, equality & diversity and student support services
  • Represents the interests of students on issues affecting liberation groups and leads on initiatives to improve their student experience (Liberation groups - BAME, Disabled students, LGBT+ and Women & Non-Binary)
  • Works in collaboration with the UPSU Advice Centre to promote welfare related services and signpost students to support and representation.
  • Represents students studying at Partner Colleges in the UK
  • Contributes to the development of a sustainable and environmentally responsible organisation.
  • Is a Trustee of UPSU
 
Vice President Sport

Ben Morris

Sport engagement and participation, Sport Campaigns, Sustainability, and Partner Colleges.

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  • Represents students and works to improve areas relating to student sport and student clubs; facilities, timetabling and skills development
  • Leads campaigns and projects to improve the experience of students engaged with student sport and student clubs, and encourage participation of new members.
  • Leads on the development and support of the UPSU Clubs and sporting activities, and supports staff in key activities including training, Sports and Societies Fairs and Award ceremonies
  • Contributes to the strategic development of sport via relevant committees and groups
  • Promotes UPSU Sport and student Clubs within UPSU, the University and locally.
  • Represents students studying at Partner Colleges in the UK
  • Contributes to the development of a sustainable and environmentally responsible organisation.
  • Is a Trustee of UPSU
 
Vice President Activities and Development

Charlotte Panchaud

Employability, Comms, Volunteering, Societies, Media, Sustainability and Partner Colleges

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  • Represents students on all matters relating to the development of student Societies, Volunteering, Fundraising and Student Media.
  • Leads on the development and support of the UPSU student Societies, Volunteering, Fundraising, Student Media and supports staff in key activity including training, Sports and Societies Fairs, Award ceremonies
  • Leads on student representation and the development of projects and initiatives relating to student employability
  • Contributes to the strategic development of student Societies, Volunteering, Fundraising and Student Media via relevant committees and groups.
  • To be the lead Officer responsible for internal membership communications.
  • Promotes the UPSU student Societies, Volunteering, Fundraising and Student Media within the UPSU, the University and locally.
  • Represents students studying at Partner Colleges in the UK
  • Contributes to the development of a sustainable and environmentally responsible organisation.
  • Is a Trustee of UPSU
 
Vice President Communities

Walter Bitty Inyang

International, Mature students, Housing, Community Partnership, Sustainability and Partner Colleges.

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  • Represents the interests of international students and mature students and leads on campaigns and projects to improve their student experience.
  • Leads on campaigns and projects to address issues faced by students in relation to housing
  • Leads the development of community partnerships between students, UPSU, University and wider community, leading on engagement with key community stakeholders and championing what our students do in the local community and nationally.
  • Supports the inclusion and integration of international students and mature students in to the student community at the University of Plymouth and at UPSU.
  • Represents students studying at Partner Colleges in the UK
  • Contributes to the development of a sustainable and environmentally responsible organisation.
  • Is a Trustee of UPSU