Aasiyah Patankar


Hi there and welcome to QMU! I’m Aasiyah and will be your student president this coming year. My main job as your Student President is to help you get the most out of your university experience, ensuring that you are always supported and your voice heard at QMU!

What does the SU President do?

I work closely with the Union Staff team, the Student Officer team and the Board of Trustees to manage the Students' Union with keeping the best interests of our students at heart. I also sit on various boards and committees within the university such as Court, Senate and the Student Experience Committee and Equality and Diversity Committee to make sure that you are fairly represented in the University’s decisions and actions.

How can your voice be heard at QMU?

There are lots of ways for you to share your thoughts and ideas. You can speak to your Class Reps, your elected Student Officers, and attend our student feedback forums which take place throughout the year. If you’d rather you can also get in touch with me directly by email, on Facebook, or even pop up to the Students' Union office anytime, our door is always open!


 Aasiyah Patankar



Sophie Cunningham


My name is Sophie Cunningham and I am your Vice-President for QMUSU 2021/22. I have recently graduated from my degree in Business Management, before being elected I ran as Equality and Diversity Officer. I have an acute passion for sports and societies at QMU and was a part of the QMU Women’s rugby team, Sustainability society, and QMU badminton team.

Within this role, I am looking to take the opportunity of a clean slate, and make light of what has been a challenging year. Furthermore, I am excited to work alongside new and existing students to regenerate and develop S&S at QMU to its full potential. As this year will involve a lot of change in the right direction, I am looking forward to hearing peoples ideas and to build many positive relationships so that we can make this year one to remember for S&S at QMU.


   Sophie Qmusu




Feel free to contact your Student Officers if you have any questions. Please be aware that they are part-time and may not be able to respond to all emails. If your message is urgent or for general enquiries, contact


Sarah Hemlock

Welfare Officer -



Katie Hudson

Equality and Diversity Officer -



Nicole Harkness

Sports Officer -



Bethany Dunion

Societies Officer -

Hi, my name is Bethany, I’m a Drama and Performance student and your Societies officer this year. Societies have been a massive part of my QMU experience and the way that I met my friends and made connections at university. I’m really excited to get involved and help all the societies grow and reach their goals! If you have any questions feel free to message me and I’ll help in anyway I can!

 Bethany QMUSU Societies


Findlay McAdam

Events Officer -

Hiya, I'm Findlay! I'm a second-year Drama student and your events officer for 2021/22. Events are a key part of the QMU community and a way to bring us all together now that we can actually be, well... together! It'll be great to get everyone involved with all aspects of campus life from Sports & Societies to Maggies. I can't wait to share all of my ideas for the coming year and would love to hear from you! (I love a good chat) 


Lucy Crouch

Communities Officer -

Hi, I am Lucy, I am a second year Student Paramedic and your Communities Officer this year. The community at QMU has made me feel very welcome, and I want to make new and current students feel the same this year! I am really excited to get involved in promoting the community spirit at QMU this year and supporting the other Student Officers in their aims. If you have any questions for me, or you just want to say hi, don't hesitate to get in touch!


Sam Davie

Student Engagement Officer -





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