After weeks of online campaigning and 5,749 votes, the seven new SU officers were chosen from 32 candidates. This is the second time the council has been entirely female-led, and this year, we made progress with three women of colour on the panel. Learn more about each councillor’s plans for Sheffield’s Student Union.
President: Evie Croxford.
The Zoology student was previously the chair of the Sustainability committee, so the environment was at the core of her campaign. In a campaign video, she stated we need big change and promised to deliver this by making sure Covid recovery benefitted all students, fighting for tuition fee refunds and making anti-racism training compulsory for all students. In a Facebook post, Evie stated she felt ‘completely in awe’ and was prepared to work her ‘absolute hardest’ to deliver for students. We can’t wait to see what Evie does this year.
Liberation Officer: Shona Tulloch.
Liberation Officer is a brand new role at the SU, and Shona hopes to change the status quo and stand up for marginalised voices in her role. Shona was the only person of colour who stood for the role, as well as being described as ‘eloquent, caring and intelligent’. We look forward to seeing what the new role and Shona bring to the SU.
Wellbeing and Sport: Charlotte McGinley
A member of the women’s rugby union, Charlotte hopes to improve the inclusivity of Sport Sheffield facilities for women and LGBTQ+ students. She also hopes to establish physio programmes, campaign for equal funding for women’s sports and acknowledgement for sportspeople. Her role encompasses a lot, and Charlotte has policies on graduates, sustainability and inclusions amongst many other things, so we’re excited to see what she has in store.
Education Officer: Savannah Hanson.
Savannah’s goals included fair marking, better quality teaching, value for money and the alleviation of digital poverty and exclusion. Her Instagram page was filled with endorsements from fellow students and societies alike who claim she is ‘deeply compassionate for the welfare of students’ and has ‘energy, charisma, vibrancy, intelligence and open-mindedness’. Her policies are forward-thinking, and exciting, hopefully, under guidance, education will improve over the next year.
Activities and Development Officer: Morgan McArthur.
Morgan was endorsed by 10 societies, and having been the president of Le Cercle Francais (The French Society) Morgan had lots of experience to share with the SU. Her policies included expanded society accessibility post-Covid, employability improvement and a reformation of the SU funding process. She led the Step Up Societies campaign which aimed to help liberation groups and international students overcome barriers to joining societies. With this in mind, we can’t wait to see Morgan’s contribution to changing the SU over the next year.
Welfare and Sustainability Officer: Anesu Matanda-Mambingo
Ness’s campaign focussed on support for sustainability and students post-Covid. She hopes to progress sustainability in all SU outlets and advance a student-focussed post-Covid transition. Her experience in the NGO sector, as an inclusions officer, academic rep, outreach officer and communications officer have equipped her for her role as Welfare and Sustainability Officer and we’re excited to see our SU become even more sustainable!
International and Community Officer: Taylor Ogle.
Taylor is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and moved to Sheffield to study Journalism. She hopes to foster new community relationships, celebrate our cultures and be an advocate for student voices. She also wants to support students with visas, expand payment plan options and introduce a homesickness survival guide. The ‘community’ facet of this role is new, and we’re interested to see what Taylor does with it.