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Sebi Merino

Vice President Community

Hey! I'm Sebi, your Vice-President Community this year. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you this year! If you ever see me walking around please come and say hi.

What do I do?

As VP Community, I'm the lead on sustainability work as well as campaigning and representing students on issues affecting their lives such as housing and transport.

I chair both the Student Life Group & Societies Council, working to ensure students have the resources to both enhance life outside lectures and to improve and grow our Societies. I'm also a Member of Parliament alongside the 2 Members of Parliament from Student Life Group & Societies Council and help drive positive change brought forward by its members.

In this role, I help organising not-for-profit events & activities run by the Union. I work closely with the Activities Co-ordinator to make sure students have a wide variety of volunteering options open to them and help to focus the Union's charitable efforts for the year.

I'm also nominated to attend various University committees.

Tell Us About Yourself

I worked in the Union bar and café last year so you might recognise me from serving you a coffee or a pint! I've been a freshers rep for the last two years also and been helping run weekly open mics at the Union with Music Soc.


My main priorities this year will be to have more Union ran events to take pressure of societies organising all their own events, also to encourage more societies to form down in our Galashiels Campus.

I would also like to increase the range of food available on campus to reflect the diversity of the students and have healthier options that aren't going to break your bank.

Finally I'd like to support the Society for Progressive Students on their 'Help not Harm' approach to increase awareness on drug safety.

a few of his favourite things

Music, Skateboarding, Crocheting, Playing open mic, Playing pool and Spicy Ramen with eggs

Let's Chat...

If you want to chat about my role, or something you think we should be looking at, then here's how you can find me: