Russell Group unions take over

As predicted by the delegate during NUS National Conference 2011, the Russell Group have once again secured half of the top officer roles, with Danielle Grufferty (Liverpool Guild of Students and Cambridge University Students’ Union) and Peter Mercer (Newcastle University Students’ Union) elected VP Society and Citizenship and VP Welfare respectively and half of the eligible positions on the block of 15 being taking by Russell Group delegates.

The successful block of 15 members in question are: Joe Oliver (Sheffield Students’ Union), Rachel Wenstone (Leeds University Union), Daniel Stevens (Warwick Students’ Union), Stevie Wise (Edinburgh University Students’ Association) and Michael Chessum (University College London Union). Some Russell Group candidates were not as successful however, with Charlotte Gerada of (LSESU) and Mo Saqib (University of Manchester Students’ Union) missing out on Block positions and Sam Johnson of (LGOS) missing out on a trustee position.

The Russell Group represent the top 20 research universities in the UK and are often berated for being elitest.


One response to “Russell Group unions take over

  1. has someone from an ex poly ever become an VP or Pres or Block or HEC?

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