The student officers are eight students, elected by the whole student population, who work full time at the Students' Union for a year.
Phone: 0114 222 8528
Oversees the provision of student activities and the Students' Union's societies. Works to increase the number of students engaged in societies, activities and volunteering projects.
Works with the University to ensure recognition of the contribution students make through activities and the importance of societies and volunteering as part of the student experience at Sheffield.
My name is Alice and I am your Activities Officer. I studied English and Theatre but spent most my time taking part in lots of different societies from hitch-hiking to building sets for theatre productions. I am here to help make sure everyone gets the most out of their time in Sheffield by helping students get involved in all the amazing activities the Students' Union has to offer. There are over 270 societies to get involved with so there should be something for everyone! You can take part in so many ways; from dropping along for an hour Give it a Go session to becoming part of a committee. If you have any questions and want to learn more come along to the Activities&Sports zone and both me and the activities staff will be happy to help you!
My three objectives focus on making it easier for everyone to get involved in the Student's Union and make the most out of their time at University
I want to make sure we make the most out of the diversity we have at this university. I will promote and facilitate integration between home and international students through Activities, Societies and in University Accommodation.
Currently most international students choose city accommodation and most home students choose Endcliffe or Ranmoor. Separating home and international students from first year sets a precedent for the remainder of their time at University. I will combat both the allocation of accommodation and provide and promote more integrated events.
Make it easier for everyone to get involved in societies and more accessible to get on a committee regardless of your economic background, nationality, age or disability.
It is no longer enough to graduate with just a degree, employers are looking for students who have also taken a leadership role so we need to ensure these opportunities are accessible to everyone. I want to provide funding for people from low income backgrounds to get more involved.
Currently booking a room is one of the biggest problems for students and staff.
The current room booking system is so complicated it is hard to identify if there is a lack of space or a lack of organisation. I think there is both and I am going start to improve this.