What is the Student Group Executive Committee (SGEC)?

Members of the Student Groups Executive Committee attend a meeting once month, where they go through all of the bids submitted by Student Groups (societies, liberation groups, and student media) for funding. It's their job to debate and discuss whether the bid is sufficient enough to grant the money requested by the society. The diverse range of student representatives are able to provide perspective and knowledge which stems from leading their society/liberation group from within its category (faith, international/culture, academic, general interest, liberation group).    

They also occasionally review Emergency Bids which can be submitted by a society outside of the monthly deadline. This only occurs if their bid was previously declined and they are provided with the opportunity to submit an Emergency Bid. 

Members of SGEC will also sit on Union Council. Union Council meet three times per year, and is made up of students from various backgrounds, experiences and areas of study as well as all members of the Student Groups Executive Committee.  

Union Council is our key student committee, with responsibility for determining MDXSU policy and deciding action on student ideas for change. Your President and Vice Presidents also report on their work and actions at Union Council meetings, giving students an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about their campaigns. 

Who is on the SGEC?

The Student Group Executive Committee is made of students who sit on committees of individual Student Groups. The committee is elected, and aims to consist of one Chair, along with two representatives from each of the following Student Group types: 

  • General/Special Interest Societies 
  • International & Cultural Societies 
  • Faith Societies 
  • Academic Societies 
  • Campaigning Societies 
  • Student Media  
  • Each of the Liberation Groups (Black Students, Women Students, LGBT+ Students and Disabled Students Group) 

Student Group Executive Committee Members 2020/21:

Chair: Isobel Howe

MDXSU Black Students Rep (1): Bemikale Ogisi

MDXSU Black Students Rep (2): Sarah Adedeji

MDXSU Disabled Students Rep (1): Rebecca Torrie

MDXSU Disabled Students Rep (2): Zane Lece

MDXSU LGBT+ Students Rep (1): Elizabeth Roberts

MDXSU LGBT+ Students Rep (1): Navpreet Sandhu

MDXSU Woman Students Rep (1): Isabel Campos Neves

MDXSU Woman Students Rep (2): Tanya Gupta

Academic-based Student Groups Rep (1): Archuna Ganasooriar

Academic-based Student Groups Rep (2): Moh Fazli

Campaigning Student Groups Rep (1): Asmaar Butt

Campaigning Student Groups Rep (2): Zakria Khalid Abdalmomen

Faith-based Student Groups Rep (1): Ayop Ballaz

General Interest Student Groups Rep (1): Maximilian von Hagen

General Interest Student Groups Rep (2): Patrick Lucas

International Student Groups Rep (1): Najiha Malik

International Student Groups Rep (2): Esther Hazzan

Student Media Rep – Head of Radio: Novuyo Shumba

Student Media Rep – Editor-In-Chief of The Echo: Antonio Martinho Dias

Student Media Rep – Head of TV: Efeomo Aikpokpo 

 

Student Group Executive Committee Members 2021/22: 

Congratulations to all elected students! The newly elected SGEC will begin their roles in September 2021.  

Chair: Rebecca Torrie 

MDXSU Black Students Rep (1): Yolanda Dyer (She/Her) 

MDXSU Black Students Rep (2): VACANT 

MDXSU Disabled Students Rep (1): Robert Wood 

MDXSU Disabled Students Rep (2): VACANT 

MDXSU LGBTQ+ Students Rep (1): VACANT 

MDXSU LGBTQ+ Students Rep (2): VACANT 

MDXSU Woman Students Rep (1): Tanya Gupta 

MDXSU Woman Students Rep (2): Dandan Han 

Academic-based Student Groups Rep (1): Julia Kolanko 

Academic-based Student Groups Rep (2): VACANT 

Campaigning Student Groups Rep (1): Abheeth Maddapitigalage 

Campaigning Student Groups Rep (2): VACANT 

Faith-based Student Groups Rep (1): Moses Owen Browne, Jr. 

Faith-based Student Groups Rep (2): VACANT 

General Interest Student Groups Rep (1): VACANT 

General Interest Student Groups Rep (2): VACANT 

International Student Groups Rep (1): Irtiza Majeed 

International Student Groups Rep (2): Jaykumar Patel 

Student Media Rep – Head of Radio: Veddie Shumba 

Student Media Rep – Editor-In-Chief of The Echo: VACANT 

Student Media Rep – Head of TV: Efeomo Aikpokpo 

*Remaining vacant roles on the Student Groups Executive Committee will be open for student group leaders to apply for in our autumn by-elections.

How does the SGEC operate?

After each funding deadline the SGEC will meet to discuss the bids received and decide on whether to allocate funds based on a series of criteria. Whilst MDXSU continues to operate remotely, all SGEC meetings will take place online.