Hi, I’m Mark, your new Vice-President for Education. I’m 21, making me the youngest Sabbatical Officer this year. I just finished studying BA Politics and have been involved with the SU since my first year in both societies and in Student Parliament. I’m originally from Guildford, in Surrey, and came to Essex because of the research strength of my department as well as feeling like the campus really suited me. My hobbies have varied, but during lockdown I’ve made soap, played video and board games, and completed Netflix.
I ran for VP Education because I care about the academic quality of education for students and believed that I had the skills and the drive to really make a difference to your academic lives. I never expected the pandemic to be this bad and University to be turned upside down, but I hope that I can successfully support you in your academic journey in the coming months. When we return to some sense of normality, feel free to come see me in the SU office!