Your 2022/23 Department Reps

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Theresa Owen (she/her)

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What course do you study?

3D Designer Maker

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Daniel Mcilwaine (he/him)

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What course do you study?

Biomedical Science

Why did you choose to be Department Rep?

Continuation of my course rep role and wanting to increase that responsibility

What's a random fact people should know about you?

I met the chuckle brothers once

What's your favourite weird animal?

Capybara

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Joanne Bennett (she/her)

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What course do you study?

Law

Why did you choose to be Department Rep?

I enjoy helping and supporting people wherever possible, and I wanted to make a difference to students and ensure that all views are heard.

What's a random fact people should know about you?

I have hearing difficulties and wear hearing aids

What's your favourite weird animal?

Spider

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Luke Payne (they/them)

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What course do you study?

Cyber Security

Why did you choose to be Department Rep?

To help voice student concerns

What's a random fact people should know about you?

I’m a SJA volunteer

What's your favourite weird animal?

Bearded dragon

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Rhiannon Buddin (she/her)

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What course do you study?

PGCE PCET

Why did you choose to be Department Rep?

There was no department representative for education in my Masters degree and I volunteered to fill the empty role.

What's a random fact people should know about you?

I really struggle with ice breaker questions as I can never think of anything to say.

What's your favourite weird animal?

People

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Chloe Hunt (she/her)

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What course do you study?

Acting for Stage and Screen

Why did you choose to be Department Rep?

I want to help make a positive change to help my peers

What's a random fact people should know about you?

I am scared of pigeons

What's your favourite weird animal?

Otter

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Hayden Emmett-Bird

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What course do you study?

Paramedic Science

Why did you choose to be Department Rep?

To make students voices heard and directly address issues that affect students with the university and student union. ensure that students' wellbeing and priorities are at the centre of university and student union conversations.

What's a random fact people should know about you?

This is my second time at university - I previously completed a degree in TV production.

What's your favourite weird animal?

Tiger

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Jemma Sinclair (she/her)

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What course do you study?

Adult Nursing

Why did you choose to be Department Rep?

I've been course rep for two years and want to focus on getting a nurse society set up, social events and student well being

What's a random fact people should know about you?

I used to be in the Territorial Army and would love to be an army nurse

What's your favourite weird animal?

Spiders - just why do they exist?

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Sam Tumilty

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What course do you study?

Psychology

Why did you choose to be Department Rep?

To make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of the Psychology course

What's a random fact people should know about you?

I used to work in 3D printing

What's your favourite weird animal?

Platypus

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Vacant

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What course do you study?

MA Social Work

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Lillith Tolley (she/they)

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What course do you study?

Forensic Investigation

Why did you choose to be Department Rep?

To help people on my course and help support my department as a whole

What's a random fact people should know about you?

I've got more tattoos than years I've been alive

What's your favourite weird animal?

Springbok

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Aimee Woosnam (she/her)

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What course do you study?

Applied Research

Why did you choose to be Department Rep?

I wanted to make a difference and improve things for students, and I like the opportunity to work with staff and be part of things

What's a random fact people should know about you?

I run between 50 and 60 miles a week!

What's your favourite weird animal?

Tortoise

Other 2022/23 Representatives

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Tarjei Torvik (he/him)

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What course do you study?

Esports

Why did you choose to be Site Rep?

I was already involved - talking to people, bringing up issues and trying to make a difference - so I thought why not?

What's a random fact people should know about you?

At home in Norway I once ran for office as a local councillor

What's your favourite weird animal?

Axolotl

Are you looking for who your current Course Rep is?
Click here for our "Find my Rep" page.



Representation Diagram: How Different Reps Work Together

Could You Be A Course Rep?

Each course at our University should have a Course Rep - usually one for each level (year) of the Course. A Course Rep is there to connect your lecturing staff to the needs and desires of their students in order to enhance the experience everyone has whilst studying at Staffs.

This means engaging with their peers to understand the ideas and issues faced on their course and collaborating with the staff who deliver it to make the changes students want and need. The role involves completing some short online training, engaging with your Union, students and University staff, and attending three or four meetings throughout the year.

Interested? Take a look at these slides for a little more information.

Anyone can be a rep; you simply need to sign up using the short form below!

Please note: you'll need to be logged in via your University account in order to access the form - if you're having trouble, just email studentvoice@staffs.ac.uk for support.

Department Representatives

Your Elected Officer Team couldn't represent your academic interests without help from Department Reps. These are student leaders who represent the student voice across each Department. Just like Officers, they're elected for and by you.

Together with your Course Rep, they will work hard to ensure that your ideas are listened to, any problems are dealt with, and changes are communicated back to you. Each of your representatives regularly meet with University staff in your department to get the best outcomes for students!