Student Union President

Daria, Student Union Vice-President

Daria

About me

I finished my undergraduate degree in English Literature with Psychology in December 2019. Having served as SU Vice President in 2019, I am very excited to have been elected to be a sabbatical officer. I intent to honour those votes, and make sure that students feel empowered to thrive both during, and in between, their lectures. I have a multicultural background, having lived in Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, and the UK.

My experience of serving the Buckingham community also includes the following:

  • Student Representative for the Board of Humanities and Social Sciences (2018—2019)
  • Vice President and co-founder of the Free Speech Society (2019)
  • Co-President of the English Literature Society (2018—19)
  • Secretary & co-founder of Buckingham’s first Pride Society (2018—19)
  • Vice President of the Psychology Society (2017—18)
  • Student Ambassador (2018—2020)

My role as President

  • Representing students at Senate and Council; regular liaison with senior staff at the University
  • Chairing the full executive committee meetings
  • Communicating to students via social media live updates and more formally via ‘students-announce’ emails
  • Direct communication with individual students, often signposting them to relevant University departments
  • Actioning student feedback directly and feeding it back to the SU and senior staff
  • Representing Buckingham students to external bodies, and to the town
  • Working with the executive team to approve grant applications and new society applications
  • Serving as Student Happiness Champion

My Goals

  • Ensure an effective transition to a new SU constitution, where the Union will have independence over its financial decisions.
  • Effective representation and advocacy of the Students’ Union and students.
  • Ensure that students feel connected to the SU and have a direct line of contact to their elected officers.

Contact me

daria.ermolenko@buckingham.ac.uk