Meet The Team



We are your Voice Department team - the SU staff who are in your corner, ready to provide support and advice on all things Voice and Representation related.

Ian Bruce (he/him)

Deputy Director Membersip Services

What is your job?

  • To oversee the operation of the Student Voice department including Academic Representation, Elections, Student Council, Scrutiny Committee and Networks
  • To enable and empower student leaders including Part Time Officers, Student Union Reps, Course Reps and Executive Officers to be effective representatives.
  • To oversee the organisation and support available for events such as Student Voice Awards and Student Leaders conference.
  • Act as the Deputy Returning Officer for all Union Elections.


Elena-Daniela Boaru (she/her)

Deputy Voice Manager (Academic Representation)

What is your job?

  • Managing and developing the Academic Representation system (Course Reps and Department/School Reps)
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders on student voice projects, consultations, reviews and developments pertinent to students’ academic experience and representation.
  • Mentoring, training, coaching and supporting representatives in their role.
  • Overseeing the work of Student Staff Commitees within the Schools from the point of view of the Students’ Union, as independent body from the University.
  • Organising and running elections for Course and Department/School Reps 



Isaiah Poulet (he/him)

Academic Representation Coordinator

What is your job?

  • Work with Elena to manage and develop the Academic Representation System
  • Provide support to course and department reps throughout the year, giving them the tools to make positive and impactful change
  • Monitor any matters raised, and help reps to hold their department/school accountable.
  • Run the Superstar Awards, the annual awards where students can nominate staff members who have positively impacted their time at university. You can contact me about this at
  • Contact me about: your academic representatives (including if you want to be one), or if you have any non-personal academic issues that your department has not resolved.


Malak Mayet (they/them)

Democracy and Liberation Coordinator

What is your job?

  • To organise and oversee our democratic processes, from officer elections, to Student Council, scrutiny panels, Union policy and Ideas System.
  • To coach and support our Part Time Officers, in delivering their projects and campaigns.
  • To recruit, train and manage the Equality and Liberation Champions (ELC), alongside the Liberation Officer.
  • Get in contact with me if you’re interested in joining a Network or actioning group, would like to become an ELC, or are struggling with contacting any of the PTOs or ELCs.

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