Chair of the Student Council
What does the chair do?
The Chair is elected by Council members during the first Council of each year, and is responsible for chairing Council and the AGM. They make sure the meetings runs smoothly and to time, that reps get a chance to debate all the topics, and that everything that needs to be on the agenda is discussed. The Deputy Chair takes over if the Chair is not able to chair the meeting for whatever reason.
Hello, my name is Sam Clarke, and I have been elected as Chair of the Student Council for 2022/2023. I am a level 6 part-time Psychology student, as well as the School Officer for Social Sciences and Humanities, President of the Psychology Society, and Chair of the Activities Committee. In my spare time, I love going to concerts and spending time with friends. I also enjoy watching films at the local cinema, usually with a large tub of popcorn.
As Chair, I will be responsible for making sure Student Council meetings flow and run on time, cover the agenda, and make sure everyone gets a chance to speak, and have their opinion or question heard. If for any reason I am unable to Chair, Julie as Deputy Chair will step in.
I was interested in the role, in part due to my role as Chair of the Activities Committee for the past year. I have really enjoyed my time as Chair, and it has really helped grow my confidence in speaking in front of others, as well as learn more about the Students Union and be more involved with it.