Societies Council

Union Societies are overseen by the Societies Council – a group of elected students that have specific areas to develop and improve in order to improve the social offering for all of our students at Derby.


Union Societies Chair

Rosie Sayce

Academic Councillor

Hi, I'm Rosie and I'm this years academic societies councillor. I joined this year to broaden my experiences and opportunites around my university and personal like. I enjoy going on adventures and exploring new places. Hopefully this year will be full of exciting new adventures for us all.

Adam Lipinski

Active & Performance Councillor

Hi, I'm Adam your activities and performance councillor for this year. I help all the societies who want to put on shows or doing something more physical. I am a joint honours student in maths and theatre studies. Society wise I belong to the Musical Theatre society but I'm passionate for all societies to grow in ways to allow all members to have great opportunities. Saying that I aim to increase collaborations between societies, sports and even other university sectors.

Fadi Karim

Buxton & Chesterfield Councillor

My name is Fadi I'm currently in my 2nd year of culinary arts and am also part of the culinary and hospitality society. As Buxton counsellor I want to help support and represent all Buxton societies across the entire campus.


Charity & Campaigns Councillor

Emily Lane

Interest Councillor

Hi, I'm Emily and I am returning to be the Interest Councillor for this year. I am a fourth Year BEd Primary Teaching student and am the President for the Board and Card Gaming Society. I have previously been the Social Secretary for the Imagineers Society and still work closely with them and the Warhammer Society. Within my role I aim to connect societies and provide opportunities for all students new and current.


Religious & Cultural Councillor

Ashley Harker

Inclusive Councillor

Hi, I'm Ashley (They/Them) and I am the Inclusivity Councillor for this year. I am a Third Year History student and am the Secretary for LGBTQ+ Society, returning Treasurer for Theatre Society and the Part Time Officer for Gender. In these roles i aim to raise awareness for the various groups within the University with the hope that they are more represented in uni life and policy.