The Best Student Life. Bristol SU

The SU Team

Our full staff organisational chart can be found here

+ Full-time Elected Officers

Click here to see our full time officers.

Your six full time officers are elected by the student body every March and are paid and work full time to lead Bristol SU for a year. They represent students and help improve the student experience at Bristol.



Union Affairs Officer: Stanford

Hi, I’m Stanford and this year I will be your Union Affairs Officer. My role is all about student groups and the extracurricular – representing societies, democratic networks and student campaigners! Find out more here.

Email: stanford.stanford@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8650



Postgraduate Education Officer: Shubham Singh

Hi, I'm Shubham and I'm currently Postgraduate Education Officer at Bristol SU. My role encompasses representing Postgraduate (both taught and research) students at all levels within University and improving their student experience, particularly, in regards to well-being and academic affairs. Find out more here.

Email: shubham.singh@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8535



Undergraduate Education Officer: Nasra Ayub

Hello! My name is Nasra Ayub and I am your Undergraduate Education Officer for the academic year. I am going to be working on improving the education experience for undergraduate students, from assessments to cutting hidden course costs to championing your voice on key educational issues at the university and beyond. Find out more here.

Email: nasra.ayub@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8535



Equality, Liberation and Access Officer: Sally Patterson

Hey! I’m Sally, your Equality, Liberation & Access Officer. My role to ensure that students feel safe and supported during their time at university. In particular, I support students from marginalised backgrounds, including women students, BME students, LGBT+ students, and Disabled students. Find out more here.

Email: sally.patterson@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8657 



Sport and Student Development Officer: Ginny Troughton

Hi I’m Ginny and I am the Sport and Student Development officer at the SU. My role is to help sports clubs and all areas at the university which engage students in any form of physical activity. I am also responsible for helping students develop their skills outside of academic studies. Find out more here.

Email: ginny.troughton@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8771



Student Living Officer: Vanessa Wilson

Hey everyone, my name is Vanessa Wilson and I’m your Student Living Officer. I represent you on issues around mental health, wellbeing, accommodation and sustainability. I know first-hand how difficult and lonely University can be- so whatever it is, I have got you! Find out more here.

Email: vanessa.wilson@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8535



+ Senior Leadership Team

Click here to see the senior leadership team.

The senior leadership team are responsible for the overall management of the organisation and making sure that our strategic direction fulfils the values of the SU.



Chief Executive: Samantha Budd

I am responsible for overall  management of the organisation and responsible to the Board of Trustees for ensuring that they have sufficient information and understanding of the issues and options available to them in order to undertake their responsibilities as Trustees and Directors effectively.

The role involves developing and leading  the strategic direction of the organisation and setting and monitoring a robust performance framework that ensures that Bristol SU is able to deliver against its mission, vision and values.

Email: samantha.budd@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8630



Chief Operating Officer: Ben Pilling

I am responsible for the company's day-to-day operations including financial performance and reporting them to the Chief Executive, the Trustees and Executive Leadership Team.

I work closely with the principle funders of the organisation including the University. I lead key strategic projects and seek at all times to ensure the organisation delivers for the students of Bristol.

Email: ben.pilling@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8668



+ Central Services

Click here to see our central services team.

Central services fulfill a range of roles at the SU from managing finances for the organisation and societies, the recruiting and development of our staff and offering support to the senior management team and trustees.



Director of Finance and Administration: Jayne Hufford

We provide leadership and operational management for the Bristol SU finance function - we work to ensure that Bristol SU is financially sustainable now and in the future through the development and application of robust systems and management information. We ensure compliance with all relevant legal/regulatory requirements and deploy finance-related procedures across Bristol SU. We support the Chief Operating Officer in working to deliver a very high level of service for students, internal customers and other stakeholders through the development of people and systems.

Email: bristolsu-accounts@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8672



Finance Manager: Rebecca Miller 

We provide leadership and operational management for the Bristol SU finance function - we work to ensure that Bristol SU is financially sustainable now and in the future through the development and application of robust systems and management information. We ensure compliance with all relevant legal/regulatory requirements and deploy finance-related procedures across Bristol SU. We support the Chief Operating Officer in working to deliver a very high level of service for students, internal customers and other stakeholders through the development of people and systems.

Email: bristolsu-accounts@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8642



Assistant Finance Manager: Thao Ha

I oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounts payable function, undertake month end procedures and take the lead on financial support for the volunteer groups, RAG and Varsity events. I manage the Purchase Ledger Finance Assistant and work with Heads of Finance to produce monthly management accounts and quarterly VAT returns.

Email: bristolsu-accounts@bristol.ac.uk Phone:



Finance Assistant: Filip Purski

I take the lead on Purchase Ledger (supplier invoices and payments), Club/Society/RAG accounts, production of cheques (for suppliers and student claims) and transfers between accounts. I also deal with electronic payments (for suppliers and student claims), monthly account reconciliations, petty cash claims, expense claims, float requests and general queries.

Email: bristolsu-accounts@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8670 



Finance Assistant: Phil Gravatt

I take the lead on Sales Ledger (customer invoices, statement and receipts), credit control, cash handling and banking. I also deal with monthly account reconciliations, petty cash, float requests and general queries.

Email: bristolsu-accounts@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8670



Head of People and Administration: Maddy Wall 

My role is to oversee the People and Development function within Bristol SU.  This includes streamlining and creating consistency within HR processes such as recruitment and induction, amongst others.  It focuses largely on advising and supporting managers within Bristol SU regarding effective people management, coordinating our learning and development programme and working on projects to improve people's experience of working at Bristol SU and to lead and embed organisational change.

Email: maddy.wall@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8676



People and Executive Coordinator: Charlotte Long

I support the People and Development function at Bristol SU with day to day administrative tasks including recruitment and induction as well the ongoing review of policies, procedures and HR projects. In addition to this I also support our Executive function.

Email: charlotte.long@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8676



Executive Manager: Suzanne Doyle

My role here at Bristol SU is to lead and develop key organisation frameworks encompassing planning values and culture to ensure the ongoing transformation of Bristol SU. I provide effective and proactive support to the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer. I also manage and support the Trustee Board of the Union. I lead on special projects. 

Email: suzanne.doyle@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8680



Strategic Projects Manager: Chloe Maughan

I work on a range of largescale projects, including working on the strategic direction of Bristol SU, digital development, and leading consultation on key changes that will impact on student experience. I work closely with the University to ensure that student voice is embedded within decision making. I lead the Student Advisory Group, which puts students at the forefront of discussions around Campus Heart and Temple Quarter, and provides valuable opportunities for students to work with university decision makers.

Email: chloe.maughan@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8540



Research and Evaluation Coordinator: Alice Phillips

In this role I support Bristol SU in developing a rich understanding of our members' needs, carrying out primary research, coordinating the evaluation of projects across the organisation and monitoring our strategic performance indicators.

Email: alice.phillips@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8540



Systems Improvement Coordinator: Ben Wraith

 

 

Email: ben.wraith@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8771



+ Student Engagement

Click here to meet the Student Engagement team.

The student engagement team fulfil several key roles within the SU. They lead on representation, creating and developing student-led campaigns, development opportunities for students and groups, creating democratic events and elections and offering advice through the Just Ask service.



Director of Student Engagement: Dani Glazzard

I lead our Student Engagement functions. Our Policy & Campaigns team ensure the SU has free and fair elections and that our student representatives are equipped to effectively represent our members. Our development team ensures there are a wide range of activities and opportunities available that will help students have fun and develop their skills - from being Captain of the Quidditch team to volunteering with a local charity.  Our Student Services team ensures that services are in place that support students and student groups and they deliver our advice service, Just Ask. My role is to oversee these teams and to ensure all our activities meet students' needs, are high quality and financially sustainable. 

Email: dani.glazzard@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8530



Head of Student Opportunities: Christy O'Sullivan

I oversee our student services, advice, development, volunteering and exercise provisions, ensuring that each function delivers what our students have asked for and that through them, our members' individual needs are met. I look at the accessibility and quality of our services, and do everything I can to ensure that we give the best possible experience to students who reach out to us for help, support and guidance. 

Email: christy.osullivan@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8770



Student Opportunities Manager: Jemma Harford 

 

Email: Jemma_harford@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8530



Student Development Coordinator: Matt Humberstone

I support in the development of student groups, providing training, information, and face-to-face guidance where needed. In the development team, we are responsible for all the SU training, the Balloon Accreditation Scheme, awards and recognition, grants (both SU and Activity Hardship Fund) and problem solving for our student groups. 

Email: matt.humberstone@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8657



Student Development Coordinator: Thom Cornall

I support in the development of student groups, providing training, information, and face-to-face guidance where needed. In the development team, we are responsible for all the SU training, the Balloon Accreditation Scheme, awards and recognition, grants (both SU and Activity Hardship Fund) and problem solving for our student groups. 

Email: thom.cornall@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8657



Student Development Coordinator (Sport & Physical Activity): Tom Wallis

 

Email: tom.wallis@bristol.ac.uk  Phone: 0117 331 8657



Student Services Coordinator: Lauren Rubery 

As the Student Services Coordinator I am responsible for managing the student services team on a part time basis. 

Email: lauren.rubery@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8656



Student Services Assistant: Monika Pacek

I'm here to offer a welcoming environment for students, staff, and guests on the third floor reception in the SU. I answer any questions you might have about joining societies or sports clubs and getting involved with the Students' Union. For student groups, I help you book rooms, make transport bookings, and deal with Bristol SU website admin. I also offer support and advice to student groups about their financial needs (such as claims, invoices and float requests). 

Email: monika.pacek@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8648 / 8600



Student Services Assistant: Lizzie Carrington

I'm here to offer a welcoming environment for students, staff, and guests on the third floor reception in the SU. I answer any questions you might have about joining societies or sports clubs and getting involved with the Students' Union. For student groups, I help you book rooms, make transport bookings, and deal with Bristol SU website admin. I also offer support and advice to student groups about their financial needs (such as claims, invoices and float requests). 

Email: lizzie.carrington@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8648 / 8600



Student Services Assistant: Nick Marshall

I'm here to offer a welcoming environment for students, staff, and guests on the third floor reception in the SU. I answer any questions you might have about joining societies or sports clubs and getting involved with the Students' Union. For student groups, I help you book rooms, make transport bookings, and deal with Bristol SU website admin. I also offer support and advice to student groups about their financial needs (such as claims, invoices and float requests). 

Email: nicholas.marshall@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8648 / 8600



Student Opportunities Manager (individuals): Hannah McGough (Maternity Leave)

 

Email: hannah.mcgough@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8657



Student Opportunities Manager (individuals): Rokas Buciunas (Maternity Cover)

 

Email: rokas.buciunas@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8657



Student Engagement Coordinator (Bristol Futures): Charlotte Anderson

I work in partnership with the Bristol Futures Professional and Community Engagement team to identify new opportunities for students that will help them to develop the skills and attributes included in the Bristol Skills Framework. I coordinate the development of volunteering opportunities, in the city and wider region, that link in with the three Bristol Futures themes: Innovation and Enterprise, Global Citizenship and Sustainable Futures. I also provide advice and support for student-led projects and groups including societies and the RAG, Sustainability and Volunteering Network.

Email: charlotte.anderson@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8530



Volunteering Assistant: Mary Winn

 

Email: mary.winn@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8530



Student Living Room Coordinator: Annie Avery

 

Email: annie.avery@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 



Advice Manager: Becky White

 

Email: becky.white@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8641



Information and Advice Coordinator: Nicky Sweetland (on sabbatical)

I'm part of the Just Ask advice team and I can help students with any issues that they might encounter during their time at Bristol University. This includes academic issues such as extenuating circumstances, plagiarism or appeals, or anything else at all. I work part-time, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Email: nicky.sweetland@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8641

Email: bristolsu-justask@bristol.ac.uk for queries for the Just Ask advice service



Information and Advice Coordinator: Anne Donaghey

I'm part of the Just Ask advice team, so most of the time I'm advising or supporting students. I help with extenuating circumstances, advice about accommodation, money, mental health, sexuality, dealing with accusations of plagarism, and much more. This can mean just talking things through, working out what to do next, or putting students in touch with other services. I work part-time, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Email: anne.donaghey@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8636

Email: bristolsu-justask@bristol.ac.uk for queries for the Just Ask advice service



Head of Student Voice: Helen Hoogewerf-McComb

I work with the Student Engagement team to facilitate representation and democracy at Bristol SU. We support student reps, officers and campaigners to represent students' views and make informed decisions about policy that affects students, as well as co-ordinating major democratic events such as elections and Annual Members Meetings.

Email: helen.hoogewerf-mccomb@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8540



Student Engagement Manager: Vacant

 

Email: @bristol.ac.uk Phone: 

   

Democracy and Campaigns Coordinator: Ann O'Malley

I support students to make a change and become effective representatives. I ensure the effective running of Bristol SU's democratic structures; Student Council, AMM and Elections. I support liberation groups and student led campaigns. I will also be developing the support for students to become more representative across the various communities in Bristol. If you have an idea for a campaign or something you want to change or any questions please do get in touch!

Email: ann.omalley@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8540



Residential Experience Coordinator: Regan Panye

Our roles go towards supporting the ongoing development of student communities in residences, adding value and support to the current JCR/hall activities, and developing partnership work between Bristol SU and Residencies to ensure students have the best possible experience.  Please feel free to contact your Student Living Officer or oursleves if you would like any information about living in halls of residence and the JCR committees.

Email: regan.payne@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8637 



Residential Experience Coordinator: Liam Emery

Our roles go towards supporting the ongoing development of student communities in residences, adding value and support to the current JCR/hall activities, and developing partnership work between Bristol SU and Residencies to ensure students have the best possible experience.  Please feel free to contact your Student Living Officer or oursleves if you would like any information about living in halls of residence and the JCR committees.

Email: liam.emery@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8637  

 



Education Representation Coordinator: Vacant

As the Education Representation Coordinator, I am in charge of leading the development and delivery of Bristol SU’s education change activities whilst ensuring strong and effective student representation at the University. A big part of my role includes supporting our representatives, officers and student groups to engage in the newly established Education Network to engage in education policy debates and form ideas for improving the student experience. Furthermore, I work with staff and departments across the University to ensure that a wide cross-section of students are actively engaged in shaping their own education.

Email: Phone: 0117 331 8640



Representation Coordinator: Caitlin Flint

My role is to make sure that Course Representatives feel supported by the Students’ Union, and that students feel that we represent their interests. I work with the Education Network and the rest of the Representation Team to ensure that our representatives get the most out of their role. I am also on the Richmond Lecture’s committee, and work with the University on collaborative projects such as the Bristol Teaching Awards, and the Best of Bristol Lectures.

Email: caitlin.flint@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8660



Policy and Campaigns Coordinator: Vasiliki Sogia

 

Email: vasiliki.sogia@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8660



Policy and Campaigns Assistant: Roisin Moyle

 

Email: roisin.moyle@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8640



Education Representation Assistant: Gina Walter

 

Email: gina.walter@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8640

 

 



+ Enterprise Development

Click here to meet the Enterprise Development team.

The Enterprise Development team are responsible for the SU's commercial ventures - The Balloon Bar, Bristol SU Lettings and The Basket.



Business Development Manager: Eleni Franklin (Maternity)

I’m responsible for our business development function. As part of my role I head up our merchandise function, lead on all media sales throughout the year and lead on NUS Extra sales. I’m also looking at ways to develop sponsorship opportunities for commercial clients and any other ways in which we can increase our commercial function. Please do get in touch if you’d like any more information or download our Media Pack.

Email: eleni.franklin@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 903 5226



Business Development Manager: Paul Arnold (Maternity cover)

I’m responsible for our business development function. As part of my role I head up our merchandise function, lead on all media sales throughout the year and lead on NUS Extra sales. I’m also looking at ways to develop sponsorship opportunities for commercial clients and any other ways in which we can increase our commercial function. Please do get in touch if you’d like any more information or download our Media Pack.

Email: paul.arnold@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 903 5226



Property Services Manager: Victoria Hanley 

I head up the Bristol SU Lettings team, we’re a student focused free of charge letting agency offering our students the best in private rented accommodation across Bristol! It's part of my job to build relationships with local landlords to get you the best deal on your student accommodation directly through Bristol SU.  We don't charge fees like high street agents and our service is completely free so make sure you come to us first when looking for your student place!  We're located on campus at 5 Tyndall Avenue (next door to the Careers Advice Centre).

Email: victoria.hanley@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8665



Lettings Manager: Emily Carter

I head up the Bristol SU Lettings team, we’re a student focused free of charge letting agency offering our students the best in private rented accommodation across Bristol! It's part of my job to build relationships with local landlords to get you the best deal on your student accommodation directly through Bristol SU.  We don't charge fees like high street agents and our service is completely free so make sure you come to us first when looking for your student place!  We're located on campus at 5 Tyndall Avenue (next door to the Careers Advice Centre).

Email: emily.carter@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8665



Lettings Coordinator: Georgie Gray

I joined the Lettings team at Bristol SU in 2015.  My key role is to support the administrative processes of our busy Lettings department so we can keep up the pace in one of Bristols biggest student letting agencys!  I am based in our Tyndall Avenue office!

Email: georgie.gray@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8665



Lettings Negotiator: Alex Robinson

 

Email: alexander.robinson@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8665 



Merchandise Executive: Ania Dancy

I'm working at the Merchandise Department of Bristol SU.  You can usually find me at The Basket, our merchandise shop in the Richmond Building.  I am in charge of the online shop and all bespoke orders for Bristol SU, Bristol University and student clubs and societies.  I also organise all merchandise stalls during Welcome Week, at Graduation and for other events.

Email: anna.dancy@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 18617



Merchandise Apprentice: Benz Homhuan

I joined the merchandise department as an apprentice in August 2017. I assist Ania on day to day work in the shop as well as online orders, stock levels, emails and telephone interactions along with general administrative work. 

Email: benz.homhuan@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 18617



+ Communications and Engagement

Click here to meet the Communications and Engagement team.

The Communications and Engagement team is responsible for the way the SU engages with students. The team is responsible for our external communications, web and social media prescence, events planning/ management and external promotional opportunities.



Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications: Vacant

 

Email:  Phone: 



Head of Marketing and Communications: Ed Thake-Adams

I'm responsible for delivering engaging, high quality communications of Bristol SU's activities and campaigns to University of Bristol students. I lead the marketing and communications team to support Bristol SU in achieving its vision, and I also oversee Bristol SU's media sales.

Email: ed.thake-adams@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8716



Communications Executive: Nicola Haydon

I support the marketing and communication aspects of the many campaigns Bristol SU runs throughout the year. A lot of my role involves content planning and creation. I also support the marketing and communications of SU Live and Balloon Bar events. Any press relations enquiries should be directed to me.

Email: nicola.haydon@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 903 5227



Multimedia Designer: Jessica Augarde

I work within the marketing team to create design for print and web. This includes promotional materials for events, projects and campaigns, signage, web banners and templates.
If you are in need of any design assistance, please get in touch!

Email: jessica.augarde@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8535



Digital Marketing Coordinator:  Andy Page

I work within the marketing team providing digital support to the many campaigns that the Union runs throughout the year. I also oversee the general look and feel of our website and monitor the performance of the SU’s online platforms.

Email: andy.page@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8657 



Head of Events, Programming and Venues: Eva Martino 

Email: ferielle.jarrett@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8663



Events Coordinator (Programming): Benji Staples

I support the events team in creating and delivering an exciting and diverse programme of events for Bristol SU students. I lead on our commercial bookings for everything from conferences and theatre shows. If you're interested in our venue hire offer then please get in touch, you can view our bookable spaces in our Venue Hire Pack here.

Email: benji.staples@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8647



Events and Sales Coordinator: Rebecca Evans

I support the other members of the events team in delivering a varied events program for students.  We encourage student-led events and offer support from the planning stages, right up to on-the-day logistical and event support. I’m also responsible for handling commercial bookings for activities ranging from theatre shows to meetings and conferences. If you’d like to discuss hosting your event at the SU, please get in touch! You can download our Venue Hire Pack here

Email: rebecca.evans@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8663



Events Assistant: Ailsa McKay

I am the main liaison between student groups wishing to organise events and the events team and tech team that will help you make it a success!  Contact me for anything ranging from a small networking event in the Balloon Bar right up to a large-scale student event in the Anson Rooms.

Email: ailsa.mckay@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8535



Facilities and Technical Manager: Andrew Williams

I lead the delivery of technical management and logistical support for all events and work closely with event organisers including staff, students and external clients to plan, advise and deliver on all technical and logistical elements of their event be it large or small. I manage all aspects of technical equipment and facilities including purchasing, regular inspection and maintenance within Bristol SU.  I also lead on Health & Safety relating to the use of all performance spaces within the building ensuring they are fit for purpose and in good presentation.

Email: andrew.williams@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8535



Facilities and Technical Assistant: Jack Cray

I provide technical support for all student events, as well as for external clients and other events within the SU. I maintain the tech equipment inventory and organise equipment hires. I also work closely with the Events team.

Email: jack.cray@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8535



Technical Assistant: Jake Newman

I provide technical support for students wishing to host their own events, as well as assisting with external gigs in the Anson Rooms. I specialise in sound engineering and can often be found in the balloon bar providing sound for open mics and karaoke. I work closely with the events team to ensure that every event we host is as enjoyable as possible.

Email: jake.newman@bristol.ac.uk Phone: 0117 331 8535