As Welfare Officer, Kay is responsible for ensuring students feel represented on matters relating to mental health, wellbeing, and equality and diversity. Kay liaises with the University to provide appropriate and positive changes for students, whilst striving to make all campuses inclusive and inviting for everyone.



Kay R. Dennis 
Welfare Officer

Kay studied BA Performance and Media in 2016 and completed their MA Drama in 2020. Kay was the Welfare Officer last year and has been re-elected for this year! Kay worked in several other roles from Student Ambassador, working in the Atrium SU shop to working part-time at Tesco throughout their degree. In their free time, Kay also does some freelance work running Trans Awareness and LGBTQ+ Awareness sessions for various organizations, as well as dabbling in creative bits and bobs. Kay held Trans Awareness workshops at the Welsh Government National Youth Work Conference in 2018, as well as speaking on a range of topics at Google.Org, the Senedd, and at NUS #StudentsDeserveBetter campaign. Kay volunteered with Pride Cymru, Youth Cymru, Impact LGBT+ and has achieved their Level 2 in Youth Work. You'll also see Kay popping up in Season 2 Episode 2 of Sex Education on Netflix!

Kay has been massively involved in working with the Equality and Diversity team in crafting their Trans Equality policies as Trans Officer for two years during their Undergrad. Kay was also nominated for the Student Council Officer of the Year twice (which they won in 2019!) and was also nominated for Most Inspirational Student in 2020.


In their spare time, Kay loves listening to music, and creative writing. They are really enjoying Animal Crossing at the moment, and has also been given a Switch for Christmas, that they use to "switch off" in the evenings!


"I love that the SU gives students a chance to have their voices heard, all throughout University life. Your voice matters!"