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Chair of Scrutiny

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Haaris Qureshi

Haaris Qureshi was elected into the voluntary Chair of Council role by students during a Re-Election at Student Council in September 2020. Haaris will be succeeded in June 2021 by Alexander Wong-Evans.

About the Role

The Chair of Scrutiny chairs and leads the NUSU Scrutiny and Disciplinary Committees. The Scrutiny Committee reviews the performance and actions of the governing bodies and elected officers of the Students’ Union. The Disciplinary Committee hears, adjudicates and, where necessary, determines punishment in respect of all offences against the NUSU Constitution and Strategy & Guidance Documents.


About Me & My Aims

I am Haaris Qureshi, I have been a member of NUSU since 2014, and have pretty much got stuck into a vast majority of the amazing activities you can do at the Union. Since my first year I have been a participant in Students' Council, and I am currently, in my seventh year here, your Chair of Scrutiny. I hope to bring my knowledge of NUSU procedures and experience of sitting on Executive Committees to help streamline and review the disciplinary and scrutiny process.

I am not afraid to call out officers and governing bodies. I have spent my entire NUSU career pestering the officers, and I'm not stopping now - if there's something you think isn't being chased up, please let me know!


Completely review the disciplinary procedure so it is consolidated, accessible and transparent. Students need to be aware of the powers they are entitled to in order to action complaints and have satisfactory feedback, while still maintaining the appropiate level of confidentiality.
Improve transparency between NUSU governing bodies, Officers and the members

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