Hi there, my name is Megan and I’m your 2021-2022 VP Voice. Together, the Voice Zone and I take a lead on everything relating to student opinion, democracy, and representing you at a national level. Over the year, we train and support more than 550 Course Representatives, who are students that volunteer to represent their cohort on academic issues. We also run elections for more than 150 Clubs and Societies, as well as Surrey Decides – the annual election process for all SU Officers!
What is the Voice Zone?
The Voice Zone is made up of five Part Time Officers and led by the full time VP and together they support students by giving a voice to concerns that they express, and the directing the passion demonstrated to drive change at the University.
The zone lead on elections, including AGMs for clubs and societies, Surrey Decides and Course Rep elections. Course Reps are at the heart of the voice zone, and allow for the Union to facilitate open discussions with the University on issues and improvements to the academic life and general student life. The Voice Zone is responsible for obtaining student opinion on issues that have an ever-present impact on student life and these are usually acted on in some of the campaigns ran each year. The Zone also runs an awards system for Lecturers referred to as SHOUT Awards, allowing students to celebrate those lecturers who have gone above and beyond.
Your Elected Officers
Hi! My name is Sophie, and I am a PTO for the Voice Zone. I ran for this position as I wanted to ensure student’s voices and opinions were carried right through to the people who needed to hear them and make sure an adequate reply is given. My main manifesto point is to create a space for people to talk about renting in Surrey. It’s a fun process we all know and love, but it would be incredibly beneficial for everyone to be able to share their experiences to help those who are renting for the first time. I also plan on working with the Union to improve the process of asking for help (academic and non-academic) as well as improving the feedback procedure, so complaints and recommendations are actioned faster, and the result is communicated with all students.
Voice Zone Committee Meetings currently take place every other Monday from 12 – 1pm online via Microsoft Teams. All students are welcome to join, please email email@example.com for the meeting link.