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Chair of Council

Haaris Qureshi



The Role

The Chair of Council (or 'Student Council') is responsible for chairing the six meetings of NUSU Student Council during the academic year. The Chair will also be a member of Steering Committee for NUSU Student Council and have responsibility in the training of all new councillors.


About Me

Hi, I'm Haaris and I am the Chair of Council. I've been a member of the SU since 2014 and been involved in Students' Council for almost as long. I pride myself on being a Union nerd and my deep knowledge of the constitution and policy documents, which makes me the ideal fit for this role. I have previously been the Disability Officer and Chair of Scrutiny, and I am heavily involved in Societies and Media at NUSU. My aim this year is to make Council more accessible!


Priorities

  • Develop a hybrid Council that allows for virtual attendance
  • Re-establish the social side of Council
  • Raise more awareness around Council
  • Help people feel more empowered to make an influence via Council
  • Continue my work from Scrutiny in being more strict about Council attendance and report submission

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