De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) is here to ensure your voice is heard while studying at De Montfort University (DMU). It’s important to us that you have a say in the big decisions that are made at the highest level of the university.
Our Officer Team are here to represent you. We have five full-time Executive Officers and seven part-time Liberation Officers, and they work to ensure all our students are equally represented. You can find out more about our Officer Team including how to contact them here.
For the academic year 2021-2022 the team are:
Union Development Executive – Joann Dine-Hart
Student Opportunities and Engagement Executive – Aashni Sawjani
Equality and Diversity Executive – Puja Subramaniam
Welfare Executive – Benjamin Smith
Academic Representation Executive – Vacant (Nominate yourself here before Monday 27 September 2021)
International Students’ Representative – Leonardo Venturi
Women’s Representative - Wiktoria Pulka
BAME Students’ Representative – Maryam Haque
Disabled Students’ Representative – Hope Heeley
LGBTQ+ Students’ Representative - Nicole Sibanda
Postgraduate Students’ Representive – Nusrat Nadir
Mature Students’ Representative – Temi Adekunle
The De Montfort Students’ Union Elections for these 12 positions take place in the second term of every academic year. These positions are open to all current DMU students. The Liberation Officers' work on a volunteering basis alongside their studies whereas our Executive Officers take a year out of their studies or join us at the end of their final year.
Our Course Representatives are volunteers who put themselves forward to represent their course mates. They are the vital connection between students and the university staff on your course, our Reps also work closely with the Academic Representation Executive and our Voice team to campaign for changes across the university.
Nominations for the Course Rep Elections open on Monday 27 September 2021 so if this position sparks your interest, make sure to nominate yourself! You can find out more here.
At DSU you drive everything we do. Our Zones are made up of Zone Representatives who are voted for by you. Union updates are given in these meetings, as well as initiatives brought forward by you which are discussed and taken to our Student Council. We have five Zones, and a meeting is held for each of them every term, followed by our Student Council meetings. We have the following Zones:
Our Zone Representation Elections will take place in October. Each Zone is made up of a variety of different students from our groups, volunteers and different faculties. You can find out more here.
Our Zone Reps make up the Council and in our Student Council meetings they discuss how to better represent students and support our Executive Officers in their role as well as gather student opinion. Any student is welcome to attend Student Council to put forward ideas and offer feedback but only Zone Representatives can vote in decisions and actions.
You can find out more about how our Zones and Student Council work , including meeting dates and who our Zone Reps are here.
Student Ideas Hub
Got an idea that you’d like us to lead on? Submit it to the Ideas Hub! This is a dedicated space on the DSU website where you can post your ideas and gather student interest through votes. Once you’ve published your idea, you have 30 days to gather 15 likes for your idea to be taken to the relevant Zone and Council. From here, your idea could become a reality with support from our Representatives and Exeutive Team.
Submit your ideas today by clicking here.