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student officers & trustees

The Students' Union operates day to day to provide support, advice and facilities with you in mind. This is done through the collaborative work of a team of elected Officers and Union staff. All are here to provide the very best student experience and ensure the Union seeks to deliver on its Strategic Plan. Click below to find out more about your current Officers (including how to contact them)

sabbatical officers 2021/22

To find out more about what the Sabbatical Officers do, visit their profiles in the images below.

nela gonzalez union president sophie charlton sports president
calum brown vp education alyson mackay vp communities


executive officers

Executive Officers are part time volunteers who have specific remits and areas of work. Collectively they sit on the Union's Executive Council which acts as the political leadership of the organisation coordinating campaigns and projects to Make Students Lives Better. To get in contact with any of the Officers below, please email and we will pass you on to the Officer. 

Housing Officer – Louis Kennedy

Co-Curricular Officer – Vacant

Sustainability Officer – Caitlin Turner      

International Officer – Anuoluwapo Adegbola (stepped down Jan 22 due to graduating)

Arts Officer – Sanhita Sanjay Gokhale (stepped down Jan 22 due to graduating) 

Media Officer - Calum Sutherland

Health & Wellbeing Officer – Esme Foxworthy-Bowers 

Sports Communication Officer – Juliette Oliveras

Sports Participation & Engagement Officer – Tash Miller

Engagement Officer - Vacant 

Postgraduate Officer - James Douglas

Non-Traditional Students Officer - Vacant

Equalities Officer (Disabled) – Lewis Shaw

Equalities Officer (Women) – Nisa Rajesh Panjwani (stepped down Jan 22 due to graduating)

Equalities Officer (BAME) - Louis Utieyin

Equalities Officer (LGBT+) -  Vacant

board of trustees

In support of the Union's activities, several student Trustees and external Trustees sit on the Union's Trustee Board to help provide support and direction to the Union's Sabbaticals Officers and Senior Management.

student trustees

Heather Mitchell, Ivet Stancheva and one vacancy.


external trustees

Gail Burden - Chair of the Board

Gail is the current Chief Executive of Sleep Scotland / Teens+.  

Colin Miller

Colin is Chair of the Union's Finance & Resources Committee.

Joanne Kerr

Joanne is Chair of the Union's HR Sub Group.

Mark Cullen

Mark was VP Services & Treasurer, 2008 - 2010, here at Stirling Students' Union.