Voting is open… Vote for your Rochester Campus Executive Officers.

This link will be emailed to you via your UCA email, only Rochester students can vote.


The National Union of Students (NUS) has proposed a boycott of the NSS. As a small and specialist union we are concerned about the negative effects this may have. Therefore, we propose in the referendum that NUS should carry out a risk assessment. You the students, are at the heart of the Union’s decision making, we want you to tell us how the UCASU should vote in the ballot. For more information on the referendum visit the National Ballot.


In early 2016, UCA students voted to change the Union’s governance structure. Part of the new structure replaced the student council with campus and academic forums. Rather than having an elected student council, the new forum system was open for all UCA students to participate.

The forums take place every six weeks on all four campuses and led by the Campus President. Any students can to attend to discuss any campus issues, and share ideas for events and campaigns they’d like to help create on their campus. At the end of each forum, you will have put together a plan for what you’d like to see and what you would like to change on campus. The forums are a way for you to share your experiences, and help us make life at UCA better for everyone!


Academic Forums are in the same format as Campus Forums, but focus on academic issues such as course content, timetabling, course resources, and any other aspects of your learning experience. You can come to as many or as few as you like! You are encouraged to bring friends and food, and enjoy the forums as an informal space for discussion.

For more information about the Forums, visit your Union office or email


In line with the new Campus Forums, there are two Campus Executive Officers per campus. These are part-time volunteer roles that are elected at the beginning of each academic year.

The role of these officers is to:

  • Organise and lead Campus Forums with their Campus President
  • Work on the events, campaigns, and issues that students bring to the Campus Forums
  • Discuss and carry out political campaigns with their Campus President, such as the NUS TEF Off campaign
  • Meet with students to ensure that their ideas are at the heart of what the Union is doing, and maintain the close relationship between students and the Union

The Campus Executive Officers act almost as mini Campus Presidents. They focus on exclusively campus issues rather than academic issues, but otherwise they work on the same projects and issues as the Campus Presidents, just on a smaller scale.

2016/17 Campus Executive Officers

For more information about the role of Campus Executive Officers, visit your Union office or email



Jack Rawlinson [email]

Michelle Wenmouth [email]







Simone Ziel [email]

Phill Dowler [email]





Sofia Teles De Silva [email]

Sophie Holden [email]







Joseph Cassar [email]