The Student Opportunities Team
The Students' Union Activities Team is student-facing and here to support you with your clubs, societies, volunteering groups, fundraising ideas and green projects. Each member of staff specialises in a different department so that you get the assistance you need. There’s always someone in the office, so if you’ve got a query, pop in for a chat.
President Student Experience
Sarah was voted in as your President Student Experience in 2018 and her job is to be the voice of student opportunities, sustainability and facilities. She liaises with the SU staff, the two universities and students across both campuses to ensure student opportunities are accessible by everyone and maximise your experience. She also organises and runs various events throughout the year and fulfils her manifesto.
Hayley is the Student Opportunities Director and oversees the Student Opportunities Team and is part of The SU’s senior management team working closely with the Presidents. Hayley graduated from UWIC in 2009 and joined at FXU (now The SU) back 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)!
Dave is our new Societies Coordinator, covering for Rosie Lea while she is away. For any issues regarding the running of your society, feel free to come to him for a quick chat and he will support you. With a background in youth work, support work, employability advice and the music industry, Dave is also a musician, tour manager & artist. Originally from Cornwall, Dave spent 10 years in Belgium before returning to Falmouth to read Film Studies at Falmouth University and is delighted to be part of the team, empowering our incredible students and their societies. Dave started in September 2019.
Ceri is the Sports Manager 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.
Community & Engagement Coordinator Gwen.scolding @thesu.org.uk
Gwen specialises in community engagement and enjoys using common languages such as art, music, food and sport to get people talking and understanding one another. Gwen spent several years travelling the world as Tour Manager for Gecko Theatre and Candoco Dance Company before working as an event manager in London and Bournemouth. She has over 10 years of experience in producing community events such as spectacular pyro shows, big carnival processions or participatory installations. She loves creating unusual ways of bringing people together so if you have an idea, go and have a chat with her!
Activities & Events Administrator
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 Student Union (almost as much as she likes Toffee Crisps and a natter!). Drop-in and say hello!
Rosie is currently on maternity leave and will be back in the office during Summer 2020. She has loved working & supporting the wide variety of societies The SU works with and getting to know all the committees. She hopes you all have a great year during 2019/20 and looking forward to seeing you all next year!