Union President

Sabina O'Donoghue

Union President

“Sabina is the public voice of the Students’ Union and Aberystwyth students."

This year, Sabina will focus on making the Union better for the future and making sure the student voice is heard.

E-mail: supresident@aber.ac.uk


About the Role

The President is responsible for:

  • Chairing the Board of Trustees and any relevant sub-groups where stated.
  • Ensuring the Officer team regularly reviews key student issues and representational and political affairs in line with current membership.
  • Ensuring all students are represented and not excluded from the AUSU.
  • Developing and assessing the AUSU Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Chief Executive.
  • Working with the Chief Executive Officers and AUSU’s senior management team to achieve and shape strategic aims and outcomes.
  • Ensuring AUSU Members are represented on a national scale by coordinating dealings with NUS and NUS Wales.
  • Positively promoting the work and objectives of AUSU by acting as the spokesperson of the Union to stakeholders and media.
  • Attending appropriate University Committees.

University Committees/Meetings Attended:

  • University Council
  • Senate
  • Academic Board
  • Investments Committee
  • Recruitment and Marketing Board
  • Mauritius Management Committee
  • Honorary Awards Group

Current Priorities

Below you can find a list of priorities Nate is working on this year as well as his current progress on them…

 

Invest in a Union Staff member to be trained as a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor to deliver training to University staff.

----------

Restructure Raising and Giving (RAG) to focus on a wellbeing and work with Clubs and Societies to support fundraising for this. *

----------

Maintain access to bookable Students’ Union spaces for Clubs and Societies.

----------

Support Clubs and Societies in the promotion of events and activities.

----------

Work to join or develop a more localised version of the NUS Student Switch Off Campaign which helps students to reduce energy and water consumption while increase recycling rates. *

----------

Improve Wi-Fi coverage and connectivity on campus. *

----------

Lobby the University to increase transparency of its investments. *

----------

Lobby the University to become Palm Oil Sustainable. *

----------

Lobby the University to invest in improved gym equipment. *

----------

Lobby the University to develop a communal lounge for all Seafront residences. *

----------

Work with Union Staff to enable two students to share Volunteer Officer and Full-time Officer positions in the 2021/22 Officer Elections. *

----------

*denotes policy as passed democratically by Aberystwyth students.

 

Useful Links

Registered Charity

Aberystwyth Students' Union #1150576