The Community Zone

Helping you make a home at Surrey

Hey there! My name’s Nathaniel (Nat) and I’m your VP Community for 2021-22. As VP, I lead the Community Zone which is also made up of 5 elected part-time officers, who each have their own projects they’ll be working on this year.

The Community Zone is all about bringing students together, and building a sense of community both on campus and within Guildford town. We’re responsible for the entertainment and outreach aspects of student life, including live and showcase events, volunteering, raising and giving, and engagement within the local community. We also lead on sustainability and work with the other Zones on cross-campus campaigns.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to book a meeting with me below, or reach me at and I’ll be in touch very soon!

What is the Community Zone

The Community Zone is made up of five part time Officers and led by the full time VP. Together, they ensure that every student feels that Surrey is their home away from home. This involves taking the lead on: all things Volunteering and Fundraising (referred to as RAG); organising the big showcase events; the entertainment and social activities on campus; ensuring there is a harmonious relationship with the students and the wider Guildford residents. 

Another key area for the Community Zone is responsible for is ensuring that the University and the Student Body has sustainability at the heart of all activities. 

Your Elected Officers

Dan Hood – Raising And Giving (RAG) Chair

Hi everyone, my name is Dan and I’m going to be your RAG Chair this year!

This year, I would like to work with the RAG Committee to get more Surrey Students involved with RAG, and make Raising and Giving a core part of our values. There are going to be multiple events and challenges to get involved in as an individual, and as part of a club or society.

We are also looking to celebrate student fundraising and volunteering achievements on our social media pages. I’m very keen to hear ideas and feedback from you all, please do contact me at

I can’t wait to see where we can take RAG going forward!

Mine Atan

Hey everyone, my name is Mine and I’m studying Food Science and Nutrition as a final year. I wanted to be a part of the Community Zone because as an international student, I never really felt like a part of our community. I aim to ensure that you know that you are a part of the Surrey community, and I will organise more inclusive events so that introverts and international students feel more included.

Theodora Plati Loverdou

Matt Aikin

Karim Acolina

Hey! I’m KJ, a final year English Literature student whose passionate about community representation for all. As a queer activist, I’ve experienced first hand how the LGBTQ+ community has welcomed me and allowed me to blossom. This is what I want to replicate with the Guildford student community, creating a friendly and loving atmosphere that all students can thrive in!

Join Our Meetings

All of our student-related meetings at the SU are open to any members by default (although there may be times that we need to meet in private to discuss sensitive or confidential matters). If you’d like to join us at a Community Zone meeting, here’s when they’re next scheduled:

  • September
  • 2022
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • Su