Following the enormous success of the 2015-16 University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) sabbatical team who raised the UWSU’s NSS satisfaction score by 7 points in just one year, students have now voted in the new SU President and Vice Presidents for the upcoming year.

Freya Thompson who graduated in BA English Literature and Creative Writing has been elected UWSU President.  She was previously heavily involved with the Student’s Union, as a student leader and working within the activities department.

Speaking about her new role, Freya says: “I’m here to help you create life long memories whilst you study at the University. I have a huge passion for sports and represented the UWSU Dragons through all three years.”

In her manifesto Freya emphasises employability, aiming to provide students with faculty specific careers fairs and increase the number of student jobs available within the Union. She also aims to increase awareness of Sports and Societies, promote women in leadership roles and create a community across all Westminster campuses.

Newly elected Vice President for Regent Campus and Little Titchfield Street Tasawar Khurshid, who is in his final year of studying BA History, aims to help build a more efficient and productive Students’ Union.

One of Tasawar’s aims is to create a better relationship between international and home students, as well as to provide more support from the SU for students - especially during the exam period.

The new Vice President of Cavendish Campus, Ludovica Siniscalchi, who is a BA Biological Sciences (Biotechnology) graduate, wants to give back to her campus. Her aims include creating a better environment for students to learn and grow as individuals, focussing on employability, and working to create more stronger visibility of the SU. 

Vice President of the Marylebone Campus, Salsabil Al-Siri, was re-elected to serve in post for a second year.

Salsabil, who graduated in BA Business Management with Marketing at the Westminster Business School, prioritises enhancing disability services on campus, and creating more social spaces and  inclusive events for students through the 'Let's Go' scheme. Her aims also include working towards creating an internal loans system and aiming to have a variety of quality Kosher, Halal and Vegetarian food choices available on campus.

Dan Seamarks, newly elected Vice President of the Harrow Campus, moves from his position as Editor of The QH to join the SU Sabbatical team.

Dan plans to improve access to facilities on campus, develop and deliver all new societies and relaunch MADFest at the Harrow Campus. Dan will also be working towards a complete ‘online digital library’ at the University to be available to all students, and working to create a better spending system that benefits students.

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