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Hello everyone! My name is Hannah Barber and I am Newman Students' Union Societies Officer for 2023/2024. I am looking forward to meeting all students and supporting our current and any new societies flourish over the year!

Get to know me:

Q: What course do you study at Newman?

A: Studies in Primary Education.

Q: What made you want to become the Societies Officer at the Students' Union?

A: I was in a society during my Foundation Year and wanted to help new and current societies to thrive.

Q: Tell us an interesting or random fact about you...

A: I performed in the opening cerermony of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Q: Where is your favourite place on campus?

A: My favourite place on campus is the Aquinas Room because it is a good place to sit and chill out!

Q. How can we get in touch with you?

A. You can email me on, or from time to time find me in the SU office! 

Hannah's pledges: 

Pledge 1: Increase society awareness

Pledge 2: Have regular contact with all societies

Pledge 3: Encouraging more academic based societies

Societies Officer terms of reference (job role)

General Duties
All Officers are responsible for the day to day running and management of the Union as an organisation, including but not limited to: ensuring it complies with the law and relevant acts, in particular the Education and Charity Acts, funding and budget monitoring, compliance with Health and Safety legislation, ensuring Union Policies and Procedures are adhered to and representing students.  All Officers are also required to be actively involved in collective work and be willing to accept work at the request of an appropriate body.

Societies Officer (Part - time role)
The Newman Students' Union President represents roughly 2,800 students from a variety of backgrounds with a diverse range of needs. The Societies Officer is responsible for establishing, promoting, and developing new and existing societies. Their role also consists of working with the relevant university staff in developing academic societies. Furthermore, they are responsible for bringing any new society requests to the executive committee to ratify, as well as ensuring that all societies perform under the Constitution and bye Laws set out by the Union.