Southampton Solent Student Union President Megan Maddex released a statement last week, notifying the University and Students of her resignation after 18 months in office.
Maddex, as SU President, acts as the primary spokesperson for the Students’ Union and Chair of the Board of Trustees and ultimately aims to enhance students’ experiences within the Union and university.
Prioritising student experiences and the smooth running of the Union were focal points of Megan’s time as President. Several initiatives such as the proposed gender-neutral toilets on campus, which have been worked upon during Megan’s running, will continue to be campaigned for following her step down from the role.
“The unfortunate thing about being president is that a lot of the work I do is often highly confidential and can sometimes be difficult to communicate.
“This is a challenge the previous presidents have faced and one I’m sure the next president will as well.”
Sonar Magazine recently covered the roles of the Sabbatical officers in November’s issue.
Megan highlights in her resignation that her departure will have little effect emphasising that at present other Sabbatical Officers and Trustee Board are working on a plan to ensure that the President’s duties are fulfilled until there is a newly elected candidate.
“Over my time representing you I have worked with my vice presidents to ensure students continue to get funding for additional course costs, working to get more choice for cadets, and consistently feeding back to the university any concerns students have raised.
“It wouldn’t be what it is without you. Solent students make the university great and you all contribute to the vibrant community on campus and across the city.”
Megan’s full statement is viewable on the Student Union website here, highlighting her resignation from the role, effective as of January 2018.
By Chloe Davies and Robert Anderson