Meet the Team

The Student Opportunities Team are here to support you with your clubs, societies, volunteering groups, fundraising ideas and green projects. Each staff member specialises in a different department, so you can get assistance tailored to your needs!
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President Student Experience

Ellie Ricks

Hi there! I’m Ellie and I’m your President Student Experience. If you see me, expect me to be in every colour of the rainbow with my friends and an iced coffee! I’m as loud as my clothes and I love living it up around Falmouth, whether that be brunching in town or lounging on the beach now it’s officially legal again (wooooo!). When I’m not out and about you can find me at home, trying my very best to cook and enjoying a good mystery novel! 

Membership Services Director

Hayley Rowley

Hayley is the Membership Services Director. She oversees the Student Opportunities Team and is part of The SU’s senior management team, working closely with the Presidents to support them in their objectives. Hayley graduated from UWIC in 2009, joined The SU (which was called FXU back then) in January 2010 and has undertaken a number of roles within the Student Opportunities Team and loves being part of The Students Union. Hayley is Cornish born and bred and will ensure everyone eats their cream tea the right way (jam first)!

Student Opportunities Manager

Megan Beddoe

Hi, I am Megan and I am the Student Opportunities Manager. My role is to support the Student Opportunities team to deliver great activities and opportunities to students in Cornwall, through clubs, societies, and events. I came to the SU from Royal Holloway in Surrey where I worked in sport. Outside of work, I play rugby, bake sourdough bread and am excited to swim in the beautiful Cornish sea in good weather.

Student Engagement Coordinator

Kerry Blewett-Hill

Kerry is responsible for supporting student fundraising, participation projects, sustainability, events and engaging students in fun extra-curricular activities. From wellbeing to watersports and everything in between, she aims to make you feel like you belong. Kerry has had a varied career and has spent time as a full-time athlete, sports therapist and professional sailor across the globe before returning home to Cornwall. Kerry joined the Student Opportunities team in 2019 and loves working at The Students’ Union (almost as much as she likes Toffee Crisps and a natter!).

Sports Coordinator

Ceri Harvey

Ceri is the Sports Coordinator at The Students’ Union and is responsible for managing and supporting all student-led sports clubs. Ceri graduated from the University of Brighton in 1998 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science. After graduating, she completed a PGCE and taught Secondary PE and Maths. Ceri then went on to work as a Sports Development Officer and Event Manager for Cornwall Council Leisure Services, which became Tempus Leisure, before joining the Student Opportunities team at Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union in 2018.

Societies Coordinator

Rosie Lea

As Societies Coordinator, Rosie’s job is to support 90+ societies. This encompasses a wide range of societies here at the SU, from cultural, faith, academic based societies to general interest societies- so there really is something for everyone. Rosie has been working for The SU for over 3 years, and has a background is in Events and Travel – two of her big passions.

Societies Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Ellen Monaghan

I'm Ellen, Societies Coordinator this year whilst Rosie is on maternity leave. I'm here to support the SU societies with all of their needs from planning and running events to group funding and committee elections, as well as setting up new societies. I studied on the Penryn campus a couple of years ago, so it's great to be involved with the SU again! Outside of work I'm a gardener, veg eater, sea swimmer, activist and lots more.

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Penryn Campus
Penryn, Cornwall
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