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As President, leads the Elected Officer team and the Students' Union as a whole and acts as the key link to the University's Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellors, Council and Senate, as well as the NUS and other key stakeholders.


Sophie is 22 years old and graduated in July 2015 with a 1st class BA in English Language & Communication. Sophie was an academic rep in her first year and was a member of CUTV, in second year she was Team Captain for Dancesport and in her final year she completed the Cardiff Award.

Sophie has danced for 10+ years. When she came to Cardiff she started competing on the Open Championship circuit and the University circuit. Sophie has competed in Cardiff Dancesport’s first team and has made many finals including the Ballroom Advanced final at the University Nationals and finals at the UK Open and Welsh Open competitions.

Sophie was elected as the VP Education 2015/16 dressed as a pirate under the campaign name “Shiver me Timbers”. Some of her successes during her time as VP Education include:

  • Opened the Arts & Social Studies Library 24 hours along with VP Postgraduate, VP Heath and SU President.
  • Installed compulsory exam feedback – it’s now policy!
  • Recruited over 1000+ Student Academic Reps (a students’ union record)
  • Increased the number of Speak Week postcard responses from 800 to 2000+ developing an even richer source of student data
  • Worked with the university to create a ‘What is Feedback?’ video explaining what feedback means and what actually constitutes feedback.

All of which contributed to the success of Cardiff University Students’ Union winning the NUS Wales Education award.

Sophie was then re-elected as the Students’ Union President 2016/17. Her main priorities for this year include:

  • Organise a night bus from the SU nightclub events to stop in Cathays halls
  • Provide a tampon dispenser at the SU on all campuses
  • Install a supermarket in the SU
  • Lobby for a train station at Talybont

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