We use democratic elections to choose the people that will speak and act on your behalf. That means they're your opportunity to choose who represents you.

The Leadership Race 2018

The 6 successful candidates of this election will become the new Student Exec for LUU - representing all 34,000 of you, our members, on everything from the content of your course and the range of clubs and societies on offer, through to recycling where you live. From how much a meal deal costs in Essentials, as well as what support services you can access and making sure that we represent every kind of student - no matter your background, nationality, faith or sexuality. The six officers are also trustees of Leeds University Union for 2018-19. The editor of The Gryphon is elected alongside the Exec, taking charge of your student newspaper for the next year - holding the Exec and the Union to account.

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Activities Officer

Makes sure clubs and societies help students feel happy, healthy and develop as people.

Works with the Activities Exec to make sure clubs and societies are relevant to students.

Makes sure University sports and co-curricular activities are well supported.

  • Edward Boateng Manifesto

    Creativity, curiosity, activities, that's Ed

  • Arshdeep Chawla Manifesto

    Towards purposeful collaboration

  • Amber Padfield Manifesto

    Amber for Activities

  • Ali Sibtain Manifesto

    Ali Ali Ali, Oi Oi Oi!

  • Zac Walker Manifesto

    Vote #Zactivities

  • Lauren 'Baldy' Huxley Manifesto

    Swipe right for Baldy

  • Frances Dee Manifesto


  • Kate Hill Manifesto

    Kate’s Your Mate

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Community Officer

Makes accommodation better so students can focus on their degree. Helps students avoid crime so they stay safe. Represents students to make sure local public services meet their needs. Helps students to be active in their city so they get more out of living in Leeds.

  • Kathryn Irish Manifesto

    Kathryn for Community

  • Tom Oladipo Manifesto

    Vote for Tom: Vote for Action: Vote for Change

  • Laura Redsell Manifesto

    Laura Leeds the way

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Education Officer

Helps students run the University in partnership to shape how it works. Represents students to the University to make sure their education meets their expectations. Works with reps to make sure students have a say in how their course is run.

  • Serene Esuruoso Manifesto


  • Ben Sanbrook-Davies Manifesto

    Back Ben

  • Mohamed Jemba Manifesto

    Jemba in the jungle

  • Fungai Karigambe Manifesto

    Don't vote for any guy, vote for The Fungai!

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Equality & Diversity Officer

Makes sure that University services vary their approach to suit every student. Ensures all students can input into decisions so that the Union meets all needs fairly. Enacts students’ ideas for removing barriers to getting the experience they want of University.

  • Gellar Day Manifesto

    Vote for a better day

  • Osman Deen Manifesto

    OD for ED

  • Akshita Joshi Manifesto

    Don’t say no to Jo

  • Charley Strachan

    Vote for Charley

  • Aysha Burton Manifesto

    You can #BetOnBurton

  • Tamsin Scott Manifesto

    You only get one Scott, so make it count.

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Gryphon Editor

Whilst not a member of the student Exec The Gryphon Editor has an important role on campus. They help to keep students informed of events in the University, Union, and Leeds. Provides a platform for students to have their voices heard. Works to engage students with the issues affecting them on campus and beyond.

  • Robbie Cairns Manifesto

    Give Rob the job.

  • Juliette Rowsell Manifesto

    Nobody does it like Juliette

  • Nancy Gillen Manifesto

    Vote Gillen for Gryphon

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Union Affairs Officer

Chairs the board of trustees and holds staff to account so the Union benefits all students. Oversees Union finances to make sure money spent benefits students. Makes sure students’ needs are met through the Union’s democratic system. Helps govern the University to make sure it reflects the views of students.

  • Alisha Lakhani Manifesto

    Say Bye Felisha & vote Alisha #1 for Union Affairs

  • Chris Morris Manifesto

    Count on Chris #1 Union Affairs - your health, your money, your future

  • Rachael Parker Manifesto

    Vote Rachael for a more connected Union

  • Eyong Ebot-Arrey Manifesto

    Be a BAWSE, vote for Eyong for Union Affairs

  • Ileyas Mogeh Manifesto


  • Kane Emerson Manifesto

    No Kane, No Gain

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Welfare Officer

Helps students with their problems to make sure they have a great time at University. Listens to students’ concerns so that issues can be identified and resolved. Campaigns to help staff and students build a happy, inclusive community.

  • Chloe Sparks Manifesto

    Keep the Spark, re-elect Chloë

  • Charlie Collett Manifesto

    Big hair for Welfare

  • Joe Mason Manifesto

    When the going gets tough, the tough get Joe-ing

  • Sam Andersen Manifesto

    Give health a voice, make Sam your choice!

  • Matt Port Manifesto

    Make Matt your first Port of call

  • Pooja Balaji Manifesto

    Vote for Winnie the Pooj

  • Sana Hussain Manifesto

    Vote #1Sana for Welfare Officer

  • Anna Doherty Manifesto

    Doh what’s right for you

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