Success in student union elections

Green Templeton congratulates Kennedy Aliu (MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration, 2022) and Daniele Cotton (DPhil in Molecular and Cellular Medicine, 2021) who have both been successful in the Oxford University Student Union elections.

Kennedy AliuKennedy Aliu, was elected as Vice President of Liberation and Equality, a position that carries significant responsibility in shaping the welfare and equal opportunities policies for the student body.

Kennedy comments ‘I was really surprised that I won the election. I have only been here for four months, but it feels affirming to know that the students really believe in the audacity of change and the things we can do when we come together to make Oxford home for everyone.

‘I spent my early mornings and late evenings going to different colleges and speaking to students. I am immensely grateful to my friends and college colleagues for their support and for believing in me to take on this task. I am fired up and ready to go!’

Kennedy is also a Welfare Officer of the Green Templeton Black Student Society.

Daniele Cotton headshot with greenery behindDaniele Cotton was re-elected as a Student Trustee. This position requires him to engage with the Trustee Board, in addition to its subcommittees and represents the student union on university-level committees. Daniele has also served on the GTC GCR as Welfare Officer and is a member of the Richard Doll Society Committee.

The election of these two students is significant, not only for the college but also for the university as a whole. It demonstrates the college’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity, and to empowering its students to take leadership roles in the wider university community.

We look forward to seeing the positive impact that these two students will have in their new roles, and we wish them all the best in their endeavours.

See the full Oxford University Student Union officer team for 2023/24


Created: 16 March 2023