Student Opportunities

Rachel Barwise

Student Opportunities

“Rachel is the student voice for sports, societies and volunteering opportunities”

Her role focuses on giving Aber students the best student journey possible and giving them more than just a degree.


About the Role:

The Student Opportunities officer is be responsible for:

  • Representing the student body on matters relating to sports, societies, volunteering and employability.
  • Co-ordinating activity and campaigns relating to sports, societies, volunteering and employability.
  • Informing policy within the University and Students’ Union on matters relating to sports, societies, volunteering and employability.
  • Supporting and develop a network of clubs and societies by chairing the Sports and Societies Zones.
  • Working with the Chief Executive Officers and AUSU’s senior management team to achieve and shape strategic aims and outcomes.
  • Attending appropriate University Committees.
  • Attending regular meetings with relevant University departments to further the development of clubs, societies, volunteering and employability.

University Committees/Meetings Attended:

  • Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee
  • Health, Safety and Environment Operational Group
  • Prevent Oversight Group
  • Fee and Scholarship Committee

Current Priorities

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


Organise the first ever Aberystwyth Students’ Union Art’s Festival. *


Organise a campaign which demonstrates student solidarity and raises awareness of protests on abortion laws in Poland. *


Lobby the University to develop a medium to long-term strategy for Sport at the University. *


Work with the Union’s Finance Team to enable Clubs and Societies to have easy access to their finances with the ability to log and track payments. *


Extend access to the Sports Centre gym on weekends. *


*denotes policy as passed democratically by Aberystwyth students.

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