Posted 29 June 2007
Students and staff at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire have welcomed Sue Bryan, the new President of the Student Union for 2007/2008. Sue, 23, from East Leake, Loughborough has recently started her one-year term in this much respected position at the University College.
Sue previously studied a degree in Agriculture with Animal Science at Harper Adams before standing for election as the SU President. After a spirited campaign Sue fought of stiff competition and was elected President by her peers with an overwhelming majority. Sue took over the position of President from David Martin, from County Durham, on 1st July.
When talking of her future role Sue enthuses “The year ahead will be somewhat challenging, however it is my ambition to succeed, because it will show me that I have contributed to sustaining the traditions that have done so much for my own development. It will give me the opportunity to give back what Harper has given to me, enable others to make the fantastic friendships that I have, and remember the unique memories that will never leave me. I’m looking forward to the challenge!”
Sue is also looking forward to developing invaluable people and time management skills, but at the same time maintaining her sense of fun! She has so many plans for her year as SU President and has set herself some challenging targets. She intends to uphold the traditional Harper values in an increasingly modern society whilst solving student issues, raising the student profile in the community, assisting with the successful transition of the no-smoking regulations across the campus as well as continuing student support, fundraising and internal and external liaisons by previous SU Presidents.
The Principal, Professor Wynne Jones, says “Sue is full of enthusiasm, bright ideas and is a committed and capable individual. She has strong leadership and interpersonal skills which will give motivation and support to her committee that will enable them to achieve their ambitious goals. She has the respect of her peers and staff alike and her hardworking and open attitude is a winning combination. We wish her success.”As a student now SU President, Sue has seen huge investments in the campus with countless improvements and developments at the University College that is the leading educational institution in the rural and land-based industries. It has an enviable employment record where graduates are highly sought after in the jobs market. Harper Adams is committed to providing an all encompassing experience for all students and offers top quality teaching and outstanding resources, within a student environment. It is also proud of its community spirit and is devoted to helping students achieve their ambitions in an institution where every student is important and matters.