Trustees



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

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.


James Sewell
Finance

James is from Lincolnshire and graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in Business Studies. He’s a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.  James is a Director for a Wright Vigar, a local firm of chartered accountants and he is responsible for a team of professional advisers in Lincoln and Sleaford. With his team, he provides accountancy, audit and tax services to a broad range of clients in both sector and size. He’s a member of the Executive Board of Wright Vigar responsible for implementation of the business strategy.

Outside of work, James is avid sports fan, particularly football, cricket, golf and tennis. He supports Lincoln City and Liverpool football club. He has a young family and so is more of a sporting spectator than participator now, but does try to keep fit.

James is also Director of Hill Holt Wood, a local social enterprise with charitable status that provides education and training to secondary school children that have been excluded from mainstream education. He also is a Governor of Washingborough primary school.



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 (Deputy Chair)
Governance, Democracy & Campaigns

The first part of Vic’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 10 successful years at NUS, Vic joined Save the Children as Head of Campaigns, working on No Child Born to Die, a global campaign to end all preventable, under 5 child deaths. Since then she has had various roles in the Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Division.

Vic is currently the Strategy Development Director at Save the Children UK and is responsible for developing Save UK's 2019-2021 strategy and ensuring the organisation has the right target operating model to deliver the strategy. That means taking the organisations vision for children, and through working with the Executive Leadership Team, colleagues across the UK and internationally, creating a road map for delivering impact for children.. 



James Rayner
Graduate

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.