Oge Obioha, President
Hi, I'm Oge and I'm President of your Students' Union 2018/19 after being your Wellbeing Officer last year. Find out a little bit about me below and please feel free to drop by the office on the first floor of the SU for a coffee or send me a message on Facebook/email with any concerns.
Course: LLB Law with a Year Abroad
Hometown: London City baby!
What is one thing that most people don't know about you?
I’m an open book really. Although not a lot of people know that I have lived in three different countries.
If you could pick one word to describe yourself what would it be and why?
Driven. I know what I want and I go after it. I can be very focused and determined when I put my mind to it.
What is your role as President and what can you offer to students?
As President, my role is to support students throughout their entire student journey, act as the leader of the student body and represent their voice to the university. What I will ensure is that ALL students have their voices amplified, especially minority groups. That the SU does not leave anyone behind, including student sex workers, care leavers and estranged students, our students that are refugees and asylum seekers and offering everyone support where I can.
What inspired you to become an Executive Officer?
The hunger for change and the want to support my peers. I wanted to make a difference and ensure everyone gets the most out of their university experience. As someone that got involved with a lot of different things, I know the importance & benefit to making the most of the years you spend at Leicester.
What are you looking forward to most during your year as an Executive Officer?
Meeting more students! Best part of the job is being surrounded by student leaders, helping students where I can and acting as a means of support.
What do you hope to achieve this year?
I want student engagement to increase, for election voter turnout to go up and have more students involved with Student Union Council. I want more students utilising services, speaking up and making the most of their university education. We don’t pay £9000+ for no reason!
What is the best thing about Leicester?
The gelato. Has to be the ice cream. My love for the dessert parlours in Leicester is definitely reflected in my waist. Yet, I have no regrets.
Get in touch
You can email me and follow me on Twitter and Facebook but do feel free to pop by the SU office and say hello too.
You can find out more about my role and the other Officer roles here