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Staff Contacts 

Your Sabbatical Team

A ‘Sabb’ is elected by the student body, whilst a student at the University, to represent all Surrey students at the University. The five ‘Sabbs’ are responsible for the daily running of the Students’ Union, and work alongside a dedicated team of permanent staff to make sure that your student experience is the best it can be. The ‘Sabbs’ are accountable to all students as their position is held as a direct result of a democratic process. Their responsibilities are to push for the interests and benefits of students and to lead the student movement forward.

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Supporting the ‘Sabbs’ are several Officers:

The student officers are students who take a specific interest in a particular issue or section of the student population. Most importantly, they are part of a team of representatives and they are here to make sure the Union keeps a high profile around campus, communicates properly with students and takes everyone’s interests into account.

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Full Time Staff 

The Union is also staffed by a dedicated team of permanent employees:

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Alan Sutherland

Chief Executive Officer

Alan can help with campaigning advice and the Union Byelaws.

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Debra can help with own funds including control, usage & fundraising.

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Human Resources and Staff Development

Caroline can help students who already work for the Union on how to progress, and how to better your chances of getting jobs outside the Union.

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Zoe Wilkes

Student Support Manager

Zoe can help with casework including: Extenuating circumstances, academic integrity, disciplinary issues, complaints / appeals, fitness to study and fitness to practice.

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Jade Johnson

Community Manger

Jade can help with anything that brings students together to meet and socialise. Including, ticket enquires and how to book a Union venue or hold an event.

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Lisa Lynch

Communications Manager

Lisa can help with how to publicise your event, activity or group. Press release writing and Club and Society logo approvals.

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Operations Manager

Alex can help you get the most out of your sports and society webpages.

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Ian Lipp

Technical Manager

Ian can help you get the best sound system for your pre-drinks!

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Venue Manager

James can help with questions about Union venues such as Hari's Bar, Rubix and The Basement.

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Jodie Barnes

Activities Coordinator

Jodie can help with anything relating to student activity, and room bookings.

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Zach Zarantonello

Video Content Producer 

Zach can help with queries about digital signage and anything to do with video content.

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Rosalie Enriquez


Rosalie can help with any Club and Society finance questions.

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Alex Harden

Digital Experience Manager

Alex can help you make the most of digital resources at Surrey.

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Course Rep and Student Insight Coordinator

Hannah can help with anything relating to Course Reps and how we act on your feedback.

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Dani Theobald

Digital Communications Assistant (placement)

Dani can help with how to utilise social media for campaigns, your society or sports club, volunteering, fundraising, etc.

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Support Coordinator

Andrew can help with casework including: Extenuating circumstances, academic integrity, disciplinary issues, complaints / appeals, fitness to study and fitness to practice.

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Ian Handy

Community and Events Coordinator 

Ian can help with community-based events on and off campus, Online Ticket Sales, Bar Crawls and Guest List/VIP, and Volunteering.

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Jake Durling

Community Assistant (placement)

Jake can help with anything to do with Rubix Events, Bar Crawls, Guest List/VIP, Online Ticket Sales

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Finance Manager

Natalie can help with anything relating to club/society finance and reviewing contracts or legal agreements

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Student Activities Manager

Kara can help with anything to do with sports clubs and societies. 

Visit Us

Union House
University of Surrey
Stag Hill, Guildford

Contact Us
01483 689 223

The University of Surrey Students’ Union is a private limited company, registered in England & Wales with registered number 07470232, registered at Union House, Guildford, GU2 7XH. The Union is also a registered charity, registered with charity number 1142479

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