As a student-led organisation, elections are run throughout the year to determine which students and former students take on a leadership role at USWSU. Any student can stand and vote in all of our elections.


Hi, my name is Jamal Abdilahi, I am the new SU President. I ran for this role as I believe I would be a great fit for the position after previously being VP Activities and have had a great experience with the sports and societies at USW. I have previously graduated from USW in Sports Coaching and Development.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and partaking in my main sport which is Rugby. I am also a huge fan of music whether it be Old School R&B, Rap/Hip-Hop or Motown.

By Election 2023

The SU By-Election was held on the 4th May and allowed students to vote for candidates in the following positions:

  • Chair of Student Council
  • Student Voice Representative (FBCI)
  • Societies Officer
  • Sports Officer

With all votes being counted, the following candidates are elected based on their percentage of the vote passing the quorate number:

Chair of Student Council

Robert Bailey


Athena Paschou

Result: Robert is duly elected as Chair of Student Council.

Student Voice Representative (FBCI)

Clayton Bradley Quiah

Result: Clayton is duly elected as Student Voice Representative (FBCI).

Societies Officer

James Connelly

Result: James is duly elected as Societies Officer.

Sports Officer

Robert Iyoukwe Ogah

Result: Robert is duly elected as Sports Officer.