The Standing Committee acts as the Union’s executive and is responsible for the day to day running of all aspects of the Society. We meet once a week during term time. We’re the people to contact if you have any question, query or concern to raise.

President

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Alastair Sledge
University College
Philosophy and Politics (Third Year)

The President is tasked with delivering a successful term of events. They chair debates, committee meetings and coordinate the Union’s officers. The President is ultimately responsible to the Union’s members and trustees.

Treasurer

Treasurer@dus.org.uk

Helen Paton
St Mary’s College
Liberal Arts (Third Year)

The Treasurer is in charge of the Union’s finances, liaising with other officer, setting termly budgets, updating the accounts and presenting to the Trustees.

Secretary

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Freddie Hyde
Josephine Butler College
History (Third Year)

The Secretary is responsible for communicating members’ views to the President and other officers, recording the minutes of events and meetings, and managing Consultative Committee.

Custodian

Tristan Pahl
Josephine Butler College
PPE (Second Year)

The Custodian is responsible for 24 North Bailey Club (24s), liaising with the Bar Manager, coordinating the bar staff and overseeing the events hosted in the bar.

Director of Debating

Rosie Vorri
St Cutbert’s Society
Law (Third Year)

The Director of Debating (DoD) is responsible for student debating, both inside and outside Durham. The DoD oversees weekly practice sessions, selects teams to represent Durham at Inter-Varsity competitions and helps organise our own competitions, such as the IV, Open and Schools.

Social Secretary

Lucy Jackson
University College
Geography (Second Year)

The Social Secretary organises all our fantastic social events, including the annual Michaelmas and Easter Balls.

Sponsorship Secretary

Kristen Price
St Cuthbert’s Society
Law (Third Year)

The Sponsorship Secretary works to ensure that all areas of the Union receive sponsorship. They are responsible for building and maintaining links between the Union and external parties.

President-Elect

Sarah Kuszynski
University College
Liberal Arts (Fourth Year)

The President-Elect works toward their own term and their presence on Standing helps to ensure a smooth transition between Presidents.


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