Student Trustees


Kudzai Muzangaza

Students' Union President

Tommy George

VP Education

Grace Corn

VP Welfare and Community

Sophia Liu

VP International

Cassie Coakley

VP Activities

Hatem Amli

Postgraduate Student Trustee

Patricia Rodriguez Lopez-Salvatierra 

Mature Student Trustee

Christian Cowdell

Undergraduate Student Trustee


External Trustees

Sue Liburd

James Sewell


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. 

Vic Langer
Governance, Democracy & Campaigns

The first part of Victoria’s career was in the Student Movement in a range of different roles at NUS. In her final role as Deputy Director Policy and Delivery, she was a member of the senior leadership team responsible for strategic planning and development across the NUS Group.

After 7 successful years at NUS, Victoria joined Save the Children as Head of Campaigns, where she has been leading on the development of the Child Survival Advocacy and Campaign Strategy. 

Vic said her involvement in the student movement ‘changed her life’ and enabled her to realise a range of opportunities which otherwise wouldn’t have been open to her. For this reason she is really passionate about the student movement, with this role addressing many of her strengths. She said that the fact that Lincoln SU has gone through a period of change, and continues to grow and develop, is something that is also interesting.

Victoria has a good understanding of Student’s Unions, having supported a range of SUs in her roles at NUS. She understands what good governance, democracy and campaigning looks like and has developed effective governance models to ensure a clear member- and campaigning-focus. 

James Rayner

James works within the Further and Higher Education sector as an Equine Advanced Practitioner for Reaseheath College, a land-based college based in Cheshire. James is responsible for the strategic development and delivery of innovative curriculum models to provide high-quality learning experiences for equine education. He has established and driven a successful link between industry and academia through the development of Industry Mentor Programmes, to enhance not only the learner journey, but providing opportunities and engagement embedded within the curriculum to develop student’s employability skills. 

A graduate of the University of Lincoln studying between 2009 and 2012, James’s undergraduate degree was in Equine Sports Science, delivered between the Riseholme and Brayford campuses. Fully immersing himself within the Students Union, James held several SU roles including the Presidency of the University of Lincoln Equestrian Team and achieving Individual National Level competition success, leading to the Commitment to Sports Award in 2012.  

Prior to Reaseheath, James has undertaken equine and large animal research at a number of institutions in the UK and USA and has worked on several large-scale Competition yards and Studs in Europe. He has previous experience training and competing in Eventing and Advanced Level Dressage and in his spare time continues training students for competition success. 

Passionate about enriching student engagement, James sits on the committees of several equine educational organisations and regularly involves Further and Higher Education students with a variety of industry related experiences to develop their employability skills. The continued development and success of the Students Union here at Lincoln is something that James wants to contribute to and hopes the experiences he gained as a student here at Lincoln will assist his role as an External Trustee to lead the strategic development of the Union.