Students' Union

The Students' Union are here to help each and every student that studies at Writtle University College, to make the most of your time here and hopefully improve your student experience. We are an extremely enthusiastic group of volunteers and part time members of staff, who get involved with everything around college and above all else looking after your interests.

  • There are on average 12 Students' Union committee members, comprising of four executive officers and approximately seven supporting officers.
  • Elections for the new Students' Union members are held in the early part of semester B (approximately March time). The new members take up their roles in September after a period of shadowing the current officers in post.

Meet your Students' Union

Students' Union President

Kelly Flude

As the president, my aim is to work with and represent all FE and HE students. Attending meetings, campaigning for policies, and simply acting as someone to speak to regarding issues or enquiries will all enable me and the SU to create a strong connection between students and the university. This ability to effectively communicate and resolve problems will help make the university environment a better place academically and socially. As after all, there is so much more to a university than its courses!

Vice President (Engagement)

Victoria Tait

My role as vice president is to encourage everyone to become more involved with university life and enjoy their time at Writtle. This is with events, focus groups, volunteering and much more.

I'll be here to help and support students with any issues they may have and will liaise closely with the SU for maximum support.

I am hoping to help with the active promotion of events, helping the smooth running of the clubs and societies and getting students engaged!

Vice President (Welfare)

Esme Hills

As Vice President and Welfare Officer, I am here to encourage students to immerse themselves in their university experience. I will be involved in events, as well as the day to day running of the SU.

My role also includes providing support for students with welfare issues or those in need of general guidance, while working closely with the Wellbeing Team. My goal is to encourage the use of the university's existing support networks and to ensure that students get the most from their time here at Writtle.

Higher Education Officer

Briony Balcombe

Hi, I'm Briony and I'm your HE officer for this year! I will represent higher education students by attending SSLC and CSRC meetings, Committee for Students and Education Committee. I will voice the opinions of those studying higher education courses and ensure students are informed on how changes at Writtle University College will affect them. I aim to be a great representative of all the higher education students. I will help to raise any issues regarding the study of HE courses by attending all the meetings and providing positive and negative feedback to the students and staff here at Writtle. I aim to work with the other members of the student union to engage with the students and staff, to promote campaigns regarding higher education and help to organise positive learning experiences.

Marketing Officer

Tyler Macleod

My name is Ty and I will be your marketing officer this academic year. I will be working with social networks and other advertising to ensure you are all aware of the events that will be going on during the year. My goal is to get as many people as possible involved this year so will be working hard to promote all events. If there's anything you'd like to ask or suggest, please don't hesitate to contact me!

RAG (Raise and Give) Officers

Beth Adams and Grace Burgin

Hi Guys! We are Beth and Grace, the RAG officers for this year's SU. Our role is to represent you and the university by raising money for our selected charities. This year the chosen charities are The National Animal Welfare Trust and RDA. The National Animal Welfare Trust is one of the UK's top animal welfare charities operating six rehoming centres across the south of England and the RDA is committed to providing life-changing experiences for disabled children and adults across the UK.

The main event of the year for us is the Moulshams 11 Pub Crawl, an event not to be missed!! Throughout the year we will be working with the Social Officers and the rest of the SU team, holding events for these charities and keeping your nights full of fun packed entertainment, all for a good cause! If you have any ideas or suggestions on events, please feel free to let us know!

Social Officers

Joe Owen and Hannah Wolverson

Hi, we're Hannah and Joe, we will be your social officers for this year. We will be organising all the social events throughout the year. We both hope that you all can enjoy our events throughout the year and hope these events will help you socialise with everyone. Don't be afraid to come and talk to either us about anything, we are the social officers, after all, being social is what we do best. University is a great opportunity to socialise and enjoy yourselves, we hope to see you all at Freshers' Week and beyond so we can all keep making memories to last a lifetime because university only happens once, after all!

Students' Union Support Officer

Students' Union Support Officer

Abi Knowles

I am a full-time member of the SU Council and am responsible for ensuring that all of the elected officers fulfil their roles to the best of their ability. I provide support for all aspects of student life - there are not many things that we cannot help with. In the office we have an open door policy and are always able to help with anything, however small it may be.