Your Exec for 2018

Your Exec for 2018

Meet your Student Representatives for 2018:

OUSA President - Caitlin Barlow-GroomeOUSA President

Caitlin Barlow–Groome

The OUSA President is the official spokesperson of OUSA. Their role is to lead campaigns and maintain strong relationships with University of Otago and key stakeholders in the community to advance the interests of Otago students.


Administrative Vice President - Cameron MeadsAdministrative Vice President

Cameron Meads

The Administrative Vice President’s role is to support the work of the OUSA President, ensure that the Executive is working to meet the Association’s strategic goals and facilitating policy development.


Finance Officer - Sam SmithFinance Officer

Sam Smith

The Finance Officer oversees the Association’s financial holdings, and develops a business strategy alongside the OUSA General Manager to ensure sound investment of student funds in accordance to OUSA’s Strategic Plan. 


Education Officer - James HeathEducation Officer

James Heath

The Education Officer is tasked with representing and advancing educational matters relevant to the Association and its members.


Welfare Officer - Abigail ClarkWelfare Officer

Abigail Clark

The Welfare Officer works with organisations across the University and local community, including the OUSA Student Support Centre, to make sure student welfare issues are represented at an Executive level.


Campaigns Officer - Roger YanCampaigns Officer

Roger Yan

The Campaigns Officer works with all Executive members to develop local and national campaigns and making sure the Association has the tools and knowledge required to run successful campaigns.


International Officer - Umi AsakaInternational Students' Officer

Umi Asaka

The International Officer works with the International Committee and International Office at the University of Otago to represent and advance the issues facing international students.


Recreation Officer - Josh SmithRecreation Officer

Josh Smith

The Recreation Officer works to oversee OUSA’s recreation programme and ensure that clubs have the support they need to continue provide courses, and other opportunities for Otago students.


Post-Graduate Officer - Kirio Birks

Post-Graduate Officer

Kirio Birks

The Postgraduate Officer maintains strong relationships with the University of Otago Postgraduate Society to represent and advance the issues facing postgraduate students.


Colleges Officer - Norhan El SanjakColleges Officer

Norhan El Sanjak

The role of the Colleges Officer is to make sure that the college experience is the best it can be for Otago students and making sure the issues of students in colleges are represented on the OUSA Executive.