Ollie champions the student voice for teams, clubs, and societies. He supports and facilitates fundraising and volunteering opportunities and is committed to actively encouraging student engagement.





Ollie Banks
Activities Officer

Ollie is a BEng Aeronautical Engineering graduate. His SU journey began in his first year after becoming secretary and then captain of the University Rowing Club. In his final year, Ollie became the Club President, as well as a qualified coach leading the club to its most successful year to date. In addition to rowing for the University Team, Ollie has competed for Castle Dore RC, RAF RC and will be representing Team GB in the Atlantic Challenge 2020. Ollie is also a keen runner, having run three half marathons and one full marathon to raise money for Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales and the RAF Benevolent Fund.



  • Introduce an inter-campus Varsity
  • Help clubs, societies and teams apply for external funding
  • Promote fundraising through sports  
  • Encourage student participation in sports and promote the benefits associated


“The atmosphere and how welcoming everyone is. The number of times I came into the SU as a student to speak to one person about something and ended up staying for an hour having spoken to several other people. It’s definitely a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the office, which instantly makes you feel at ease.”