STUDENT OFFICER, Sophie Bourne

Student Officers have no pre-defined portfolio, but along with the rest of the elected executive committee, will discuss and propose areas of work for the Union, ensuring that all students are represented. Alongside representing student views generally, Sophie's chosen areas of work will include taking an active role on the following;

  • Student Academic Representatives (StARs) (Education Zone)

  • Student Demographic Representation (Education Zone)

  • Equality & Diversity (Welfare Zone)

  • Societies Development (Activities Zone)

  • Volunteering & Community Action (Activities Zone)

  • Celebrating Sucess & Communication (Services Zone)

Email:  suexec@winchester.ac.uk

Phone: 01962 827418


 

More about Sophie

 

What do you study?

3rd year BA History Student

 

What SU run events and activities have you been a part of?

During my time at Winchester I have been a member of the Alternative Music, History, and Veggie and Vegan societies. I am also the StAR for my course and a regular attendee at Ctrl Alt Delete!

 

What are your top Manifesto points?

  • Promoting inclusivity of within all areas of the SU (particularly under-represented groups such as postgraduates, mature students and student parents)

  • Ensure society committees are well-supported throughout the year with access to a range of training and development opportunities

  • Ensuring StARs scheme continues to grow, and ensuring there is a place for wellbeing concerns linked to studies to be addressed within SSLCs

 

What made you run in the Elections to become an officer?

As a committee member for several societies, I decided to take the next logical step to run for Student Officer. I wanted to run in the elections to show that you don’t have to be in a large society or sports team to be elected into a role at the SU, and also because the role seemed like a great way to get more involved with representing student voice and improving the activities and events on offer here at Winchester.  

 

What’s your favourite thing about Winchester?

My favourite thing about Winchester are the amazing green spaces close to campus & the beautiful historic high street. There is so much to explore and see on your time off from studying. 

 

What has been your proudest moment during your student journey?

My proudest moment as a student so far is achieving a first for my dissertation proposal. The last year and a half of uni have been very difficult for everyone and I am so excited to work on my dissertation having gotten some great feedback on my ideas on the proposal.

 

What do you like doing when you aren’t being a Winchester SU Officer?

Outside of university and the student union, I enjoy reading, going to gigs and enjoying a walk in some of the many local nature reserves! (The site gets bonus points if I get to walk through a field of sheep or cows!)