Elected Members of Essex UCU
Committee Members and Officers of the branch
Officers and other members of the local committee are Essex UCU members elected annually at the branch AGM by the branch membership as a whole. These are voluntary roles although some receive time off from work (facility time). Legally H&S reps and Union Learning reps receive time off for their roles. The committee meet regularly to discuss issues pertinent to local members and decide branch strategy.
The current committee is listed below. Nominations for each academic year open in Spring and are announced at the AGM in June.
However once the new committee is announced, 4 new members can be co-opted on to join throughout the academic year. Please get involved and consider taking up a role in your branch. Having a committee made up of members from across our branch is essential for our democracy and efficacy and the role is rewarding in its own right. If you require more information please contact email@example.com, or any member of our current committee.
See our branch rules for more information.
Essex UCU committee + other key contacts 2023-2024:
|Membership and Recruitment Officer||Jamie Woodcock|
|Anti-Casualisation Officer||Matt Bennett|
|Environmental Officer||Elia Valentini|
|Environmental Officer||Jane Hindley|
|Ordinary member||Draško Kašćelan|
|Ordinary member||Alex Nicholas|
|Ordinary member||Felicity Szesnat|
|Ordinary member||Lynne Jordan|
|Ordinary member||Sandra Moog|
|Ordinary member||Cara Booker|
|Ordinary member||Paul Siddall|
|Ex-officio (former president + HEC member)||Jak Peake|
|Returning Officer||Tom Cornford|
|Regional Officer||Michael Kyriacou|
|Branch Manager||Kester Richardson-Dawes|
Congress representatives (tbc) are elected annually or via general meetings, and represent Essex UCU at meetings of National Congress and the Higher Education Sector Conference (HESC).
Departmental representatives (dep reps) are the first point of contact between the department and the union. If your department is not represented in the list below, please contact Kester Richardson-Dawes.
Dep reps will be approved at each annual AGM as per the list below on that date.
|Academic Section||Lynne Jordan
Dave Rush (Skills for Success)
|Life Sciences||Nelson Fernandez
|Computer Science and Electronic Engineering||Martin Reed
|Communications and external relations|
|Edge Hotel School||Jenny Kaye|
|Essex Business School||Nicholas Beuret M&M
Sandra Moog, OSHRM
|Health and Social Care||Ewen Speed|
|History||Matthias Röhrig Assunção|
|Pathways Essex||Billy Woods|
|Language and Linguistics|
Tara Van Ho
|Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies||Holly Pester
|Physics Centre||Martin Reed CSEE|
|Planning Office||Sarah Manning-Press Research & Enterprise Office|
|Research & Enterprise Office||Sarah Manning-Press|
|School of Philosophy and Art History||Lorna Finlayson
|UK Data Archive||Sharon Bolton|