Hi everyone, I am Raf Garcia!  Your Students’ Union President.

I graduated in July in Sports Marketing and Management with first-class honours. My fundamental focus in life has been around sport, I am to apply the lessons I have learnt on the pitch to my day to day life in work. 

My involvement within the Students' Union came about in my first year through the Men’s Football Club, I was subsequently elected as Men’s Football President for the 2016/17 season. Through my contributions on the pitch I was lucky enough to receive the award of Students’ Union Sportsman of the Year 2017.

The union has facilitated my unilateral development in supporting my career aspirations. This role will enable me to give something back.

  • Firstly, I aim to Increase both the awareness of mental health issues and increase the provision to support welfare issues within the Students' Union and the university.
  • Secondly, I aim to develop a more inclusive Students' Union that offers a broad range of events and activities that are inclusive and appeal to all members.
  • Thirdly, I aim to develop links with local and international businesses to offer the opportunities for work placements and graduate job opportunities.
  • Finally, I aim to empower and facilitate my executive team to help deliver their aspirations and ambitions for the coming year.