DSU Officer Success Stories | Tom Williams

DSU Officer Success Stories | Tom Williams

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DSU Officer Success Stories | Tom Williams

Becoming part of our Officer Team at De Montfort Students’ Union is a rewarding experience that we encourage you to get involved in.  


Nominations for our annual Officer Elections are now open, this is your chance to have your voice heard and spark the chance. You can learn more about how to nominate yourself here. 


We have been in touch with some of our past Officers to see what they enjoyed most about their time representing you and how their experience benefited them in their career endeavors. 


Tom Williams was the Vice President Media and Communications from 2012-2013. The structure of the Officer team has changed slightly since then, you can find out more about the new roles and what they do here. 


Tom Williams accepting NUS award

Tom’s achievements as an Officer 

When we asked Tom for his achievement, he said there were too many to count – that's always a good start!  

During his time as an Officer, Tom looked oversaw our media and communications channels including Demon Media. He recalls  “record engagement across our media channels; hosting the Student Radio Conference and being nominated for and then winning Best Student Media and the National Union of Students (NUS) Awards.” 

Along with his fantastic achievements with our communications, Tom met Prince Edward and had the chance to go to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics during his time in post. We’re slightly jealous! 

One of the biggest projects that Tom was involved in was the initial campus re-design and seeing these ideas come to life.  

It’s fantastic to hear this level of enthusiasm from a past DSU Officer and makes our hearts swell with pride over the achievements our Officer’s accomplish. 


The DSU 2012 Officer team at an event

How has being an Officer benefitted Tom now? 

Tom now works as a Content Solutions Director and says that working as an Officer, with Demon media “gave me the foundations for what I do now.” 

The transferrable skills you attain as an Officer are unmatched. During your time in post, you learn a variety of skills which will benefit you when you move on to develop your career. 

“As an Officer, I learned about strategic thinking, leading people, inspiring people, communications and time management. It gave me the experience to go into the workplace and know how to set myself apart from my peers.”  

Tom presenting student radio conference

So, you’re liking the sound of being an Officer? 

Tom has some great advice for you if you’re considering nominating yourself in this year's Elections: 

“If you’re annoyed about something, or want to make a change, or want to speak up about some issue, do it!” 

“Unless you put yourself forward to do something, that change is never going to happen.” 


Our Officer team are made up of five full-time Executive Officers and seven part-time Liberation Representation Officers. You can find out more about each of the role here


Don’t get stuck on mute. Spark the chance by nominating yourself here


Nominations for the DSU Officer Elections 2021 are open now and close on Monday 15 February at 11:59pm.