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BCUSU announce Suzy Stevenson as our new Chief Executive.

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Your Students' Union is delighted to announce the appointment of Suzy Stevenson as Birmingham City University Students' Union new Chief Executive.


Suzy joins us from Royal Holloway Students’ Union as Chief Executive, along with notable experience as a senior leader at the Derby University Students’ Union. She also has extensive experience in leadership positions with other member-led organisations outside the Students’ Union sector, including Swim England and Volleyball England.

“I am delighted to be joining BCUSU ahead of an exciting time of growth and development for the city of Birmingham. Birmingham City University is well positioned to capitalise on the changing city environment with ambitious growth plans of their own.  

"As the city transforms and the sector evolves post-pandemic, I believe that the passionate Executive Officers and Student Representatives of BCUSU, alongside the talented staff team, are ready to challenge the status quo and provide opportunities for students to be successful in university life, and beyond” - Suzy Stevenson



Your Students' Union President, Dhanusha Hema Reddy, was thrilled by the appointment, saying:

"We can't wait to welcome Suzy to BCUSU as Chief Executive and we're looking forward to all the brilliant ideas she will bring. Suzy is passionate about working with Officer Teams and representing students' views. We can't wait to see what new initiatives she will bring and how she will help us make a difference in the lives of our students."

Suzy will be working closely with the University and more specifically the Vice-Chancellor's Office

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Peter Francis, who was on the appointment panel said:

"Our students and their experience during their time at BCU sits at the heart of what we do, and the Students’ Union plays a critical role in that. 

"We are rightly proud of our students and the contribution they make both to the university, and to the wider city and region. 

"The role of Chief Executive of the Students' Union is incredibly important, which is why I am so delighted to be welcoming someone of Suzy’s calibre and experience to BCUSU.

"Through her career to date Suzy has demonstrated the leadership qualities, knowledge, skills and aptitude to co-create a student experience that is empowering and transformative; one that is developed collaboratively, and delivered for and with students. 

"I cannot wait for her to join BCUSU and to work with her as she progresses the ambitions of the Union, working with BCU's staff and students.”


Part of the recruitment panel also was Stephen Harrison-Mirfield, representing BCUSU's Board of Trustees:


“BCUSU is exceptionally excited to be welcoming Suzy Stevenson to lead the Students' Union as our new Chief Executive. She has the vision and drive that the BCUSU needs to move forward, embracing the challenges in front of us as opportunities for transformational change that will put us at the forefront of the SU movement.”

We look forward to greeting Suzy in June 2023 as she helps lead your Students' Union in achieving our vision and values.

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