Trustees



Student Leader Trustees

 



Georgia Petts


VP Education and Lead Officer


Abi Brown


VP Activities


Amina Akugri


VP International


Lucy Krogdahl


VP Wellbeing and Community


Bailey Marchant


VP Campaigns and Environment

Student Trustees

 


Roksana Drobinoga
Mature Student Trustee

Roksana has finished her final year of undergraduate studies in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage. She is now pursuing her passion of caring for our heritage by proceeding onto a master’s degree. 

Roksana has been involved with the Student Union since her first year at the university, engaging with the volunteering opportunities offered through the organisation. She has been an SU Volunteer for the past two years, supporting her fellow students during the Freshers Week and campus events. Having herself gained experience and confidence through many different volunteering roles; she is now passionate about creating engaging experiences for others. She conducted a research with the support of the SU Student Researcher scheme into the impact of extracurricular activities on the student employability. Her interest into the improvement of students employability skills through extracurricular activities led her to support the creation of more opportunities for her fellow students.

As a mature student with caring responsibilities, Roksana understands the different circumstances mature students may be going through during their studies. She decided to become the Mature Student Trustee to support the SU in their role as an organisation that puts students experience at the heart of everything it does and aiming to help with decision making about creating a positive experience - an experience which she herself has received.


Jamie Smith
Post Graduate Student Trustee

Jamie is finishing his MSc by Research in Applied Mathematics in advance of a PhD in Educational Research and Development in the fall. His main research interest in Mathematics Anxiety in undergraduate STEM students. He is concerned with science and mathematics education across all key stages and the research ethics around students. In 2018 he obtained his BSc in Mathematics at the University of Lincoln. 

Jamie has held numerous roles at the University of Lincoln including, Associate Demonstrator, School Ambassador and Student Advisor, and is delighted to be joining the Students’ Union as a Trustee. He is passionate about justice, honesty and transparency, and hopes to build and grow with the Students Union.  Outside of higher education, he supports two non-profit organisations in Italy teaching English through drama, songs and games. For the last 4 years, he has worked on English Summer Camps across the length and breadth of Italy. During this time, he developed a love for Italian food and a moderate obsession with carbonara.   


Christian Meadows
Undergraduate Student Trustee

Christian is a second-year student currently studying Geography (BSc). His desire to represent people and effect change was demonstrated during his time volunteering to do the National Citizenship Service at age sixteen during which he spent four weeks undertaking charitable activities such as organising fundraisers for the Willow Foundation, a charity he was inspired to get behind by one of his team members.

Christian has since become actively involved in representing his cohort at the University, being elected a course representative and pushing for modifications to the course that would benefit the entire student body in his subject. His interest in the Students Union began following the support given to him at the beginning of the year. From this experience he decided to take up the role of Undergraduate Trustee to gain valuable experience, assisting in decision making to guarantee that the SU would continue to be as welcoming and helpful to others as it had to him; he is enthusiastic and keen to contribute as a valuable member of the Board.


Sade Sekoni
BAME Officer

Sade is the BAME Campaigns Officer for the SU. She is here to make BAME students' lives within the SU and university easier and more comfortable while they study at Lincoln, Sade is interested in making an inclusive change for BAME students within the SU and University, as well as creating a safe environment and community that BAME students feel a part of. 

 

External Trustees


Sue Liburd (Deputy Chair)

Sue is an award-winning businesswoman, human capital innovation consultant and business mentor. She works internationally with some of the world’s leading Corporations, UK Charities and Government departments. Sue has an impressive track record as a board level confidante and non-executive director, supporting senior decision makers with strategic thinking, navigation of transformational change and to shape their organisations for the future.

Sue is the recipient of many industry awards and nominations for her work and was awarded an MBE in 2016 in recognition for her services to Business, Charities and Voluntary organisations. Passionate about education and committed to continual lifelong learning, Sue has gained an MA in Human Resource Management and number of Post graduate certifications and diplomas in the areas of business, psychology and health. She is a strong advocate for the creation of positive and engaging student experiences, recognising its powerful impact as a catalyst for upward social mobility.



Liz Mossop
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Engagement

Professor Liz Mossop is Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Engagement at the University of Lincoln. She is a veterinary surgeon who graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh and worked for several years in private veterinary practice before commencing her academic career. She has a Masters degree and PhD in Clinical Education, and was awarded a National Teaching fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in 2016. 

Prior to joining Lincoln, Liz was a foundation member of staff at the University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. She held senior leadership roles at School and Faculty level as Professor of Veterinary Education, and led the development of many aspects of Nottingham's internationally renowned innovative veterinary curriculum. 

Liz is passionate about student engagement and the student experience, and has led multiple projects focussing on these topics leading to awards such as the Guardian University Award for Employability Initiative in 2017 and the ASPIRE Award for Excellence in Student Engagement in 2016 from the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). 

Liz has published and presented extensively on teaching and learning topics, with a focus on professionalism and professional skills, portfolios and employability. She also has a keen interest in veterinary patient safety and human factors, leading the first empirical studies in this area. Liz has expertise and experience in curriculum development and management, assessment of students and faculty development of teaching skills. A keen interest in digital learning has led to involvement in several projects in this area of teaching, most recently focussing on the use of social media in higher education. She is a keen proponent of Open Educational Resources and set up the UK Higher Education's largest collection of open source digital images and videos. 

External commitments 

Liz sits on several national committees including the RCVS Veterinary Nursing Education Committee and the RCVS Graduate Outcomes group. She is the first veterinary surgeon to be elected as a council member for the Academy of Medical Educators, and was a key member of the RCVS/BVA VetFutures initiative. Liz also sits on the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) European Committee on Veterinary Education (ECOVE) committee, accrediting European veterinary schools. 


Chris Bateman
External Trustee (Wellbeing)

 

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Abbie Eke
Supervising Trustee (Legal)

Abbie is originally from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. She graduated from The University of Southampton with a degree in law, followed by postgraduate study at Nottingham Law School. She went on to qualify as a Solicitor in 2005 at a local law firm, specialising in commercial work.  

She has practiced law at a number of local law firms with a focus on Commercial and Agricultural Property and remains a member of the Law Society albeit for the last two years she has taught law at a local secondary school and undertaken commercial consultancy work with a number of organisations locally rather than working in private practice.

Alongside these roles, Abbie has a large busy family of teenagers at home and therefore enjoys her hobbies of music, sewing and art as a means of escape wherever possible. Abbie also enjoys cycling with her husband and regularly takes part in the annual Castle To Coast 100 mile cycle ride alongside members of the local business community to raise money for charity. 

Abbie is also the Honorary Secretary of the History of Lincolnshire Committee, part of a local charity which specialises in publishing academic texts with a focus on the County of Lincolnshire.