Your Sabbatical Team
A ‘Sabb’ is elected by the student body, whilst a student at the University, to represent all Surrey students at the University. The five ‘Sabbs’ are responsible for the daily running of the Students’ Union, and work alongside a dedicated team of permanent staff to make sure that your student experience is the best it can be. The ‘Sabbs’ are accountable to all students as their position is held as a direct result of a democratic process. Their responsibilities are to push for the interests and benefits of students and to lead the student movement forward.
Supporting the ‘Sabbs’ are several Officers:
The student officers are students who take a specific interest in a particular issue or section of the student population. Most importantly, they are part of a team of representatives and they are here to make sure the Union keeps a high profile around campus, communicates properly with students and takes everyone’s interests into account.
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Full Time Staff
The Union is also staffed by a dedicated team of permanent employees:
Chief Executive Officer
Alan can help with campaigning advice and the Union Byelaws.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Debra can help with own funds including control, usage & fundraising.
Human Resources and Staff Development
Caroline can help students who already work for the Union on how to progress, and how to better your chances of getting jobs outside the Union.
Student Support Manager
Zoe can help with casework including: Extenuating circumstances, academic integrity, disciplinary issues, complaints / appeals, fitness to study and fitness to practice.
Jade can help with anything that brings students together to meet and socialise. Including, ticket enquires and how to book a Union venue or hold an event.
Lisa can help with how to publicise your event, activity or group. Press release writing and Club and Society logo approvals.
Alex can help you get the most out of your sports and society webpages.
Ian can help you get the best sound system for your pre-drinks!
James can help with questions about Union venues such as Hari's Bar, Rubix and The Basement.
Jodie can help with anything relating to student activity, and room bookings.
Video Content Producer
Zach can help with queries about digital signage and anything to do with video content.
Rosalie can help with any Club and Society finance questions.
Digital Experience Manager
Alex can help you make the most of digital resources at Surrey.
Course Rep and Student Insight Coordinator
Hannah can help with anything relating to Course Reps and how we act on your feedback.
Digital Communications Assistant (placement)
Dani can help with how to utilise social media for campaigns, your society or sports club, volunteering, fundraising, etc.
Andrew can help with casework including: Extenuating circumstances, academic integrity, disciplinary issues, complaints / appeals, fitness to study and fitness to practice.
Community and Events Coordinator
Ian can help with community-based events on and off campus, Online Ticket Sales, Bar Crawls and Guest List/VIP, and Volunteering.
Community Assistant (placement)
Jake can help with anything to do with Rubix Events, Bar Crawls, Guest List/VIP, Online Ticket Sales
Natalie can help with anything relating to club/society finance and reviewing contracts or legal agreements
Student Activities Manager
Kara can help with anything to do with sports clubs and societies.