Ellie Keiller - President

Hello, I'm Ellie and I'm the President of the Guild (a fancy way of saying Students' Union) this year. I was also President last year and I am really excited to have been re-elected to serve as your President for a second term: I can’t wait to work with and for you all again. As President, I will be leading and supporting the rest of the officer team, and together we’ll shape the direction of the Guild throughout the year. Whilst working on fulfilling my manifesto again and following up on Your Ideas, I will also be representing you to the university, sitting on lots of boards and committees and making sure that your voice is heard in university decision making. In addition, this year, I will also be developing the Guild’s next strategic plan which will lay out our aims and objectives for the next three years. I want to make sure that the Guild’s vision for itself reflects your needs and interests. One last thing: just like last year, I was elected by students and I'm here for you. So check out my social media, message me, arrange to see me or pop into my office when I’m around.

Ellie Keiller - President 2017-18

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My manifesto

Ellie Keiller - President 2017-18 Manifesto

Progress Status

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  • Have students using the campaigns pot for student led campaigns / Change the focus of the campaigns pot and make the process of applying for funding easier

    I have worked with the Campaigns Coordinator to ensure that all students can apply for funding from the campaigns pot to run their own campaigns across campus.This involved building a programme of online and staff led support for these students to be effective in their campaigning. Nov 2016
  • Held events with local MPS and/or Mayoral Candidates

    I have worked with the University’s public affairs team and the political student societies to secure a date for each West Midlands Mayoral candidate to attend the Guild for a student question and answer session. Jan / May 2017
  • Ensure that the student voice is heard on national issues

    With other Presidents (from Aston and BCU) I have arranged and attended meetings with MPs in Westminster and submitted documents and evidence following these. Topics included Brexit, Erasmus, research funding, community cohesion, tuition fees and widening participation in higher education. This is an ever ongoing process. Jan 2017
  • Ensure that the student voice is heard on national issues

    I ensured that the Guild provided free accessibly transport to and led students on the NUS national demo, United for Education. Nov 2017






To ensure that you get what you need from us, when you need it, we have created a set of promises which we will always aim to deliver.

Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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