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Max, President

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Your Students' Union President leads your Students' Union and champions student voice at every level of London South Bank University. They ensure that every student, no matter who they are, has a voice.

Max 

Hi everyone, my name's Max (he/him), I’m an Accounting and Finance graduate having spent my three years as a student getting fully involved with University life here at LSBU. I began my LSBU journey back in September 2018. I'd moved to London from North Wales and was excited for the journey that lay ahead. I never expected that I could be President of our Students’ Union three years later. I’ve had a truly life changing experience here at LSBU and hope to spend my year as President helping to pass on the transformational experience that I’ve had, to as many of our students as possible.

I've been here for three years, and I feel that I've seen both the good and the bad side of LSBU. I've been fully involved with university life and understand first-hand the problems we all face as students. The last academic year has been really tough for so many of us and I want to work with university teams and departments to improve the parts of our experience that are lacking. So that as we emerge from this pandemic, we can create a far greater university than it ever was before.

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How I got involved in the SU

I've held several roles throughout my time at university and have a great flavour of what is already underway and what could make things even better.

My experience at LSBU includes the following:

  • Student Ambassador
  • Residential Life Ambassador (McLaren House)
  • Business Solution Centre, Student Advisor
  • Accounting and Finance Course Rep
  • President of the Men's Football Team
  • University Student Governor
  • Chair of Union Council

These roles have given me a far greater insight into student life at LSBU. I've worked with various teams across the campus. I know what we're doing right and what can be improved. I want to use my experience so far to push for a more inclusive and more diverse university, a university that gives us all a life-changing experience and a university that allows us to reach our full potential. I've had a life-changing experience during my three years here and want to show you that even though times are tough now, together, we can get through this and achieve more.


Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Representing the voice of all students to the University and Nationally 
  • Ensuring the union is being well run, to best meet the needs of all students
  • Oversee communications to student from both the union and university 
  • Sit on university meetings and boards to ensure students best interests are represented
  • Lead the sabbatical officer team to uphold our values, processes and constitution
  • Chair the Board of trustees and ensure we are compliant and meeting our strategic objectives

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    What's the big idea?

    Sport is essential for us all in our day-to-day life. It's healthy, makes you feel good and is proven to improve our mental health. The union currently provides plenty of sports team and memberships at reasonable rates. I know first-hand what it's like on the sports scene at LSBU, having served as President of the men's football team during my second year. I know our biggest problem is engagement. Why is it that in a student population of 18,000, the most subscribed to sports team only has 50 members?

    How will it benefit students?

    I understand there are a lot of barriers to entry for our students. Including inconvenient times, career responsibilities and difficulties in travelling. I want to break down these barriers and make sports teams more accessible to our students. It is a great way to get out and meet some new friends, outside of your course or halls friends. I want to work with our Vice President of Activities and Employability to overcome these issues and increase university-wide uptake. We need to look into this and what is the most effective way of driving up engagement, whether this is through: - Providing more free sessions - Partnerships with various sponsors - Greater variety of sports available, e.g. volleyball

    Updates

    I see lots of exciting work between the union and the academy of sport to provide a good base level of activities from September. I see lots of opportunities going forward to expand this following the initial rollout.

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