Stanford - Union Affairs Officer

Talk to me about:

Democracy, and how we make decisions as students

Student activities: societies, student media, volunteering & RAG

Student events and campaigns

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!

I joined the University of Bristol in 2013 as a Politics and IR student, where my first-year hall was Waverley House. I’ve lived for societies the whole time I’ve been here, and I’m a proud alumnus of a ludicrous array of student groups, from Massage to a Cappella!

Now I work full-time representing those groups, and I couldn’t be prouder of all they continue to achieve. The standard of extracurricular activities here at Bristol is absolutely off the charts, and I think it’s one of the best things about being a student here! I passionately believe that through Bristol SU there’s an opportunity for everyone to find a home outside of their degree – whether that’s discovering a new hobby or forming a new network of lifelong friends.

I’m working towards that vision in the world’s best city, and want to support and enable student groups wherever I can. If you’ve got any exciting ideas or irritating obstacles ahead get in touch over email or Facebook and let’s start a conversation! 

Here's what I want to do for you:

1. Improve communication between students and the SU

Develop honest, proactive, 2-way feedback channels so that students and the SU can work together.

2. Make sure students can access the mental health support they need

and ensure that this is a fundamental point of priority for the SU and the University.

3. Tackle the space crisis facing our student groups

Working to make sure that if a group needs a room for events or activities they can get one.

4. Help student groups to get stuff done and widen their membership

Championing student groups and doing everything I can to help them achieve their dreams!

You can see my full manifesto here