Catz student elected VP of Oxford Student Union

Catz student Grace Olusola has been elected to serve as Vice-President Welfare & Equal Opportunities of the Oxford University Student Union.

A third-year History and English student at Catz, Grace has held several positions in College and University organisations, including serving as the JCR Women*’s Welfare Rep.

Grace’s success came in round five of the election, which, held by the Alternative Vote system, gives electors the opportunity to rank candidates in order of preference.

Speaking of her election, Grace (pictured) said: ‘What an honour it is to have been elected as the new VP for Welfare and Equal Opportunities! As someone who has been in various welfare roles across the university and is incredibly passionate about equity and justice, I will do my best to demonstrate this passion by advocating for students in this capacity, and I really hope to be deserving of the faith that students have put in me.

‘I know I will learn a lot from this position and I hope most of all to be kept accountable by those I am representing. My priorities will be to address and acknowledge the experiences of suspended students, work to support those suffering with chronic illness, tackle inequalities within the postgraduate application process, and design training for welfare representatives of student societies.’

Catz has had success in recent Student Union elections, with last year three Catz students being elected to Union positions.

Grace’s term of office covers the 2022-23 academic year, with her taking up the post at the end of June 2022.

You can find the full breakdown of results from the elections on the Oxford University Student Union website.