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Councillors

Each SRC member has a specific area of student life that they represent. In addition to the DUSA Exec, the council is made up of the following SRC members and School Presidents.

Nicole Okoro

VICE PRESIDENT OF REPRESENTATION

vpr@dusa.co.uk

As the Vice President of Representation, Nicole’s purpose is to spearheads initiatives aimed at promoting diverse perspectives, equality, and amplifying marginalized voices. Also, actively collaborating with student organizations, faculty, and administration to develop policies and programs that foster inclusivity on campus. Recognizing the importance of representation, Nicole aims to serve as a catalyst for change, creating an environment where every individual feels valued, celebrated, and empowered to thrive.

Hamish Fraser

Chairperson

src.chairperson@dundee.ac.uk

The Chair of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) not only acts as the facilitator of the Council but ensures that meetings are fair, impartial and an open platform for discussion and debate.

It is the Chair’s duty to ensure that conduct is maintained and SRC councillors work together for the best interest of the students. The Chair assists in the organisation and overall awareness of SRC councillors on campus.

The Chair is also invited to attend DUSA’s Board of Trustees to represent the SRC at Board meetings. Training is also provided to the Chair to undertake the role effectively.

Ian Buerger

Independent Member of Court

2450056@dundee.ac.uk

The Independent Member of Court (IMC) sits on the University Court, the highest governing body at the University of Dundee, providing an independent voice to ensure that the student body’s opinion is being heard.

The IMC works closely with student representatives to collect important feedback about the student experience and applies this knowledge when debating matters at Court meetings.

This position is voluntary and the post holder will undertake its duties alongside their studies. This role also gives them a seat on the Students’ Representative Council, the highest body of student representation at the University of Dundee.

Aniekeme Uwah

Mature Student Representative

src.mature@dundee.ac.uk

Working with SRC members and DUSA to ensure that mature students feel a part of the wider student community and creating a network for mature students.

Working with the First Year, TPG and PGR reps to improve the learning experience for Mature students and identify their specific needs.

Partnering with DUSA and Student Services to ensure that mature students are aware of and can engage Support Services.

Cynthia Christopher

Housing Representative

src.housing@dundee.ac.uk

Working to engage and capture students’ experience of living in and around our campuses and bring forward any issues that they’re experiencing to DUSA.

Works alongside DUSA’s Student Advise Team, and key University Committees to create solutions to any problems arising.

Esther Ajayi

First Year Representative

src.firstyear@dundee.ac.uk

Engaging with first year students to improve services, helping them transition into university life and make the most out
of their first year.

Working with the University and DUSA, feeding back issues that first year students face, helping them progress towards second year.

Nicole Bryon

Environment & Sustainability Representative

src.environment@dundee.ac.uk

Running campaigns to raise awareness of Environmental Issues, challenging environmentally damaging behavior on campus.

Working alongside societies and the University to run sustainability events, affecting positive change across the University.

A key member of UoD’s Environmental & Sustainability Committee.

Paul Eluwa

Equality, Diversity and Welfare Rep

src.equalitydiversity@dundee.ac.uk

Ensuring that equality and diversity are integrated into all SRC activity and those fellow councilors are aware of its importance.

Collaborate with the Vice President of Student Wellbeing and equality, diversity and welfare leads at the University and DUSA to develop campaigns that promote wellbeing, inclusion and diversity.

Be a voice to support students who are affected by equality issues and support both DUSA and UoD with action to redress their concerns.

Prashant Kumar

Employability Representative

src.employability@dundee.ac.uk

Promote and engage students in events and extra curricular activities which improve their employability.

Working with the Vice President of Community, DUSA and the UoD Careers Service to develop programmes that allow students to advance their skills and experience.

To be a member of the employability committee and steer the Universities work to ensure students gain the key skills that make them ready for the world of work.

Saga Hamdan

International Representative

src.international@dundee.ac.uk

Helping develop campaigns to make international students feel welcome at the University and celebrate different cultures.

Working with DUSA Executive, International Support and Advice Service, Internationalisation Committee as well as student societies that cater to international students.

International Representative

Elise Coubrough

Disabilities Representative

src.disabilities@dundee.ac.uk

To support the voice of students identifying as having a disability, working with DUSA leads and Disability Services to raise awareness of services and support available to disabled students, visible or not.

Promote engagement events which raise awareness of the needs of disabled students.

Work with both DUSA and the University to ensure students with a disability get the best University Experience possible.

Funmilayo Owa

Women's Representative

src.womens@dundee.ac.uk

The “Woman’s Rep” focuses on supporting students who identify as female to have the best learning experience possible.

Whether running their own or contributing to campaigns that tackle female specific issues, such as Period Poverty, Gender Based Violence and other issues of Gender Inequality that may act as a barrier to education.

Kolev Oggy

Student Parent Representative

src.studentparent@dundee.ac.uk

Working with SRC members and DUSA to ensure that student parents feel a part of the wider student community and creating a network for student parents.

Working with the First Year, TPG and PGR reps to improve the learning experience for student parents and identify their specific needs.

Partnering with DUSA and Student Services to ensure that student parents are aware of and can engage Support Services.

Rafat AhmedImitiaz

Facilities Representative

src.facilities@dundee.ac.uk

Work with the Library and Learning Centre (LLC) and Estates and Buildings (E&B) to improve student learning and recreation facilities.

Liaising with the DUSA executive to make sure that students have access to good facilities not just on the main campus, but also in Kirkcaldy and Ninewells.

Supporting DUSA to ensure that it provides facilities that allow students to make the best of their recreational, learning and study time.

Samuel Lincoln-Bassey

Taught PG Representative

src.tpglearning@dundee.ac.uk

Supporting the voice of Taught Postgraduate Students, working with DUSA and UoD to improve the TPG experience.

Supporting and organizing events specifically for Taught Postgraduate.

Students to build a community and facilitate a network for TPG students.

Helping DUSA to better support students studying at a TPG level.

SamZainab Adeleye

Black & Minority Ethnic Representative

src.bme@dundee.ac.uk

Representative takes a lead in ensuring that students who identify with the BME community have a strong voice and are supported by the University and DUSA.

Helping with and creating engagement events that celebrate BME culture and running Campaigns which enhance the university experience of BME students.

The BME rep is a member of the Black Lives Matter working group with the University and DUSA.

MARCUS FLUCKER

LEARNING AND TEACHING REPRESENTATIVE

src.learning@dundee.ac.uk

Working closely with DUSA’s VPA, VPR, School Presidents, and UoD Vice Principal (Education), providing student feedback on changes to Learning and Teaching at the University.

Working with the SRC, bringing forward policies and campaigns that improve the learning experience for Students across all campuses.

Working with the Academic Skills Centre to develop their services and improve engagement with students.

Tosan Akpituren

General Representative

src.general@dundee.ac.uk

Identify and engage in SRC projects and campaigns that require additional support and assistance to complete.

Identify areas of enhancement that are not being tackled and develop motions, campaigns, and events which improve DUSA and the University.

Seemab Zafar

General Representative

src.general@dundee.ac.uk

Identify and engage in SRC projects and campaigns that require additional support and assistance to complete.

Identify areas of enhancement that are not being tackled and develop motions, campaigns, and events which improve DUSA and the University.

Rajat Mittal

General Representative

src.general@dundee.ac.uk

Identify and engage in SRC projects and campaigns that require additional support and assistance to complete.

Identify areas of enhancement that are not being tackled and develop motions, campaigns, and events which improve DUSA and the University.

Dominic Lee

President of Medicine

president.medicine@dundee.ac.uk

School Presidents work closely with your school’s Vice Presidents, Class Reps and academic staff to ensure representation reaches every level in your School.

This opportunity allows you to achieve change by working with your school on student issues, attending important School meetings and being a voting member of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

To run you need to be a registered student of the School you wish to be School President for.

The School President has a range of important tasks that they take on and it is a role that can demand a lot of time and dedication.

Joanna Walke

President of Art & Design

president.artdesign@dundee.ac.uk

School Presidents work closely with your school’s Vice Presidents, Class Reps and academic staff to ensure representation reaches every level in your School.

This opportunity allows you to achieve change by working with your school on student issues, attending important School meetings and being a voting member of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

To run you need to be a registered student of the School you wish to be School President for.

The School President has a range of important tasks that they take on and it is a role that can demand a lot of time and dedication.

Marlon D’Ambrosio

President of Science & Engineering

president.scieng@dundee.ac.uk

School Presidents work closely with your school’s Vice Presidents, Class Reps and academic staff to ensure representation reaches every level in your School.

This opportunity allows you to achieve change by working with your school on student issues, attending important School meetings and being a voting member of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

To run you need to be a registered student of the School you wish to be School President for.

The School President has a range of important tasks that they take on and it is a role that can demand a lot of time and dedication.

Erin MacInnes

President of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law School

president.hsl@dundee.ac.uk

School Presidents work closely with your school’s Vice Presidents, Class Reps and academic staff to ensure representation reaches every level in your School.

This opportunity allows you to achieve change by working with your school on student issues, attending important School meetings and being a voting member of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

To run you need to be a registered student of the School you wish to be School President for.

The School President has a range of important tasks that they take on and it is a role that can demand a lot of time and dedication.

Connor Heward

President of the Business School

president.business@dundee.ac.uk

School Presidents work closely with your school’s Vice Presidents, Class Reps and academic staff to ensure representation reaches every level in your School.

This opportunity allows you to achieve change by working with your school on student issues, attending important School meetings and being a voting member of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

To run you need to be a registered student of the School you wish to be School President for.

The School President has a range of important tasks that they take on and it is a role that can demand a lot of time and dedication.

Lucas Fonseca

President of Health Sciences

president.healthsciences@dundee.ac.uk

School Presidents work closely with your school’s Vice Presidents, Class Reps and academic staff to ensure representation reaches every level in your School.

This opportunity allows you to achieve change by working with your school on student issues, attending important School meetings and being a voting member of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

To run you need to be a registered student of the School you wish to be School President for.

The School President has a range of important tasks that they take on and it is a role that can demand a lot of time and dedication.

Matthew Fancourt

President of Dentistry

president.dentistry@dundee.ac.uk

School Presidents work closely with your school’s Vice Presidents, Class Reps and academic staff to ensure representation reaches every level in your School.

This opportunity allows you to achieve change by working with your school on student issues, attending important School meetings and being a voting member of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

To run you need to be a registered student of the School you wish to be School President for.

The School President has a range of important tasks that they take on and it is a role that can demand a lot of time and dedication.

Ridvan Kucuk

President of Life Sciences

president.lifesci@dundee.ac.uk

School Presidents work closely with your school’s Vice Presidents, Class Reps and academic staff to ensure representation reaches every level in your School.

This opportunity allows you to achieve change by working with your school on student issues, attending important School meetings and being a voting member of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).

To run you need to be a registered student of the School you wish to be School President for.

The School President has a range of important tasks that they take on and it is a role that can demand a lot of time and dedication.

DUSA President

Nyasha Mutembwa

DUSA President

president@dusa.co.uk

Nyasha, who is commonly known as Ash, is the lead of your Exec Committee as well as the face of the University, responsible for the student experience and overall University experience. Ash sits on a number of boards and committees within the University and the association to make sure every decision is inclusive and representative of the population on and off the campus. She aims to add and improve to the ED&I agenda of our Strategy Plan and make Dundee a place for everyone by executing the student’s wants and needs.

Bernard Aihevba

VP of Student Wellbeing

vpsw@dusa.co.uk

Bernard is concerned with everything that surrounds students’ well-being. He aims to support students in all aspects that might impair their university experience, helping with issues concerning mental, physical and sexual health. He wants to raise awareness of the different services DUSA offers, signposting students to the relevant resources they may require while they study at the university.

Bernard wants to create an environment where students’ wellbeing is taken seriously, therefore making it easier for students to focus on their studies. He is a strong supporter of the work hard, play hard mindset believing students should have fun and make friends while studying at the university.

Mubarak Babalola

VP of Academia

vpa@dusa.co.uk

As our Vice President of Academia, Mubarak plays a crucial role in overseeing all academic matters and also deputises for the president during her absence. Mubarak’s primary focus lies in assisting students as they prepare for life after university, ensuring that no one is left behind in their academic journey. Moreover, he is passionate about fostering a vibrant campus experience by promoting a harmonious integration of academics and social interactions. One of his key priorities is raising awareness about academic misconduct issues, ensuring that students are well-informed and protected. Mubarak is a strong advocate for fair treatment of students throughout all processes, so if you require any assistance, do not hesitate to contact him via email.

Manaswi Budhathoki

VP of Community

vpc@dusa.co.uk

Manaswi is a final year English Law student hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Nepal, who is all set to take on the role of Vice President of Community. She is deeply committed to weaving the threads of culture and community together into a harmonious whole, where students from various walks of life come together to learn, grow, and form lasting bonds.

She firmly believes that the true strength of any institution lies in its inclusivity and one of her core convictions is that every student should find a place they can call home within our university’s walls,  regardless of their background.

Parissa Robinson

VP of Student Activities

vpsa@dusa.co.uk

Parissa is a final-year dental and Spanish Graduate Diploma student who has been elected as your new VPSA. Parissa has been actively involved and experienced in Student Representation since starting university in the Student Representative Council as First-Year Student Rep and SRC Chairperson. As VPSA, she wants to incorporate more society-led university events in the academic year to include our wider student community on city campus, Ninewells and Kirkcaldy.

Yaa Agyei-Akwa

VP of Fundraising

vpf@dusa.co.uk

Manaswi is a final year English Law student hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Nepal, who is all set to take on the role of Vice President of Community. She is deeply committed to weaving the threads of culture and community together into a harmonious whole, where students from various walks of life come together to learn, grow, and form lasting bonds.

She firmly believes that the true strength of any institution lies in its inclusivity and one of her core convictions is that every student should find a place they can call home within our university’s walls,  regardless of their background.

LEIA MCKENZIe

LGBT+ Representative

src.lgbt@dundee.ac.uk

The LGBT+ Representative takes a lead in ensuring that students who identify with the LGBT+ community have a strong voice and work with DUSA and University services to raise awareness of their needs.

Supporting the DUSA Executive in campaigns to raise awareness and further build a community of LGBT+ students, such as LGBT+ History Month, World AIDS Day, Trans Awareness Week.

Works with University student groups, societies, the staff network to advise and recommend lasting changes to improve LGBT+ representation on campus.