Meet your Presidents

 

Our students have elected a new SU Executive Team. The team will lead the Students' Union, work on campaigns they’re passionate about, and represent the interests of our students at the highest level in the University.

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Our new SU Presidents are:

President: Activities - Bryan Pepple

The role of the President Activities is to be the lead officer for students on creating opportunities for non-academic development. They will ensure students get the best experience in areas including employability, community building, volunteering and provision of facilities. They will campaign to improve non-academic development opportunities at Sunderland and be the lead officer on all student led activities.

Why I stood for election

I was President: Activities in 2018/19 and re-ran for election because I wanted another year to make a bigger impact on the student body. Also, I love the SU! It’s a fun place to work.

What I hope to achieve

I want to achieve everything stated on my manifesto, most importantly more engagement with students and societies. 

Did you know… 

I need music to concentrate – I do everything with music playing in the background!

Get in touch with me:
e: bryan.pepple@sunderland.ac.uk 
t: (0191) 515 3512

President: Wellbeing - Helder Costa

The role of the President: Wellbeing is to be the lead officer for students on welfare and safety policy development. They will ensure students get the highest experience in areas including, but not limited to, mental health, crime prevention, quality and diversity and accommodation. They will campaign to improve wellbeing within the University and local area and be the lead officer on all wellbeing projects.

Why I stood for election

I stood so that I could have a positive impact in our students’ experience. I want everyone to have the best experience possible at Sunderland and being President: Wellbeing gives me the opportunity to make changes to help make sure this happens.

What I hope to achieve

I want to fulfil all the proposals from my manifesto including increasing safety on campus and improving the level of support available to students in choosing accommodation.  

Did you know…

I have training in how to deliver babies. I was a volunteer Firefighter in Portugal and that was part of my training. 

Get in touch with me
e: helder.costa@sunderland.ac.uk
t: (0191) 515 3584

President: Education - Himanshu Kalla

The role of President: Education is to be the lead officer for students on educational policy development. They ensure students get the highest academic quality in areas including teaching, feedback and assessment and timetabling. They will campaign to improve education issues in the University and be the lead officer on all academic projects.

Why I stood for election

I stood for elections to contribute to the University and to all the students by providing ample assistance and guidance to aid in their academia and make the learning process more fun loving and engaging. 

What I hope to acheive this year 

I hope to achieve higher engagement of all our students and try to lower the attainment gap.

Did you know...

I once made two soccer playing robots for a tech competition and got disqualified as one of the robots got nasty and destroyed the ball, the other robot and also almost injured other competitiors. Everyone was fine though I promise!

Get in touch with me:

himanshu.kalla@sunderland.ac.uk
t: (0191) 515 3599

You can find out more about the new SU Executive Team at the Students' Union Website

 

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