Societies Council

The Societies Council are democratically elected to support and represent our Union Societies.

They make some big decisions such as: voting on the approval of new society applications; they organise and promote society-wide events; and they check in with their category committees; which keeps things running smoothly.

Councillors have to be members of a society within their category, and are expected to work towards growing the visibility of those groups by improving access and opportunities.

Check out the introductions and get to know our councillors a bit better!

Poppy Gardner

Union Societies Chair

Arthi Sivaharan

Academic Councillor

Hi, i’m Arthi and im a second year accounting and finance student at derby. Over the past year at university idecided to run for election because I was passionate about the impact that student activities can have on a student's experience and I wanted to promote this. Many people are part of an academic society but dont make the most of it and it is my aim to ensure that students enjoy their society experience as much as possible.

Molly Morrison

Active & Performance Councillor

Hey, I'm Molly and I'm this year's Active and Performance Councillor! I'm a second year media and communications student and I'm currently the secretary for the Musical Theatre society, the Marketing Manager for Phantom Media and a member of the women's rugby team. A fun fact about me is that I have four budgies! I went for this role so that I can help support fellow committee members and ensure that societies are able to offer the most for the members. I'd like bring societies and clubs together to create a more collaborative union that can offer students more events and opportunities to get involved!

Tammy Roberts

Charity & Campaigns Councillor


Interest Councillor


Religious & Cultural Councillor

Sukhjeen Randawa

Inclusive Councillor

I’m Sukhjeen, your inclusivity councillor for this academic year. I am also a third year psychology student. As a person who is part of multiple intersecting communities, I applied for this role to use my experiences to help represent the same communities. I will use this role to make sure the different communities and their intersection is upheld within the societies.