As a Leeds College of Music student, you are automatically a member of our Students’ Union.  Who we are and what we do can leave some feeling a bit confused however, so here goes…

First and foremost, we exist to raise the many different student voices here to ensure your opinions are heard and your experience enhanced to the best it can possibly be.  We champion democracy and help protect the rights of our students through the election of Student Executive Officers and the appointment of Student Representatives, making sure they sit on committees throughout the conservatoire to represent your interests.

We also work to provide you with support and opportunities that are enriching and relevant to you as distinct, creative practitioners.  From Freshers’ Week, societies and events, to tailored advice, employment opportunities or project support – we work really hard to be something you can rely on and be involved with.

We’re a Union chosen by students, run by students, acting for students. Our ethos is to be bold, curious, collaborative and relatable.  We are LCoMSU and we’re more than music.

Students’ Union President

Hollie Arnold

The figurehead and lead student representative of LCoMSU, locally and nationally, Hollie works full-time in the SU office to lead and direct the Exec Team this year.  She’s also a recent graduate in Popular Music and a real donut enthusiast.

Activities Officer

Amy Crowther

Amy is the first port of call if you have questions regarding societies, sporting opportunities or events. She’ll also be involved in the development of SU Ensembles and student performances opportunities this year.

Communications Officer

Grace Van Barthold

Grace is also a Digimentor and will help spread the word about the work the Union does across our print and digital media. If you need to get a message out to a specific group, Grace is your go-to. She’s also keen to help us work on improvements to student feedback.

Education Officer

Laura Kindelan

Raising student opinions on academic quality at LCoM is at the heart of what we do. Laura is an experienced Student Rep and will help take care of all our reps this year, making sure they represent you in committees and focus groups.

Welfare Officer

Jasmine Leach

Working closely with Student Services, Jazz helps raise awareness of health and wellbeing issues for students and coordinates various activities and campaigns to promote better physical and mental health for everyone at LCoM.

Equality + Liberation

BAME Officer

Lizzie Berchie

Lizzie has been re-elected to continue representing the interests of our BAME community and is a key member of the African-Caribbean Society, which often collaborates with fellow societies at Leeds University and Leeds Beckett.

Disabled Students’ Officer

Luke Print

Luke has been re-elected to represent students who identify as having disabilities and will act as a voice to encourage further progress, awareness and knowledge-sharing. He also has a keen interest in Access & Participation and enhancing the learning experience for Production students here.

International Officer

Yasmina Nahas

Hailing from Lebanon, Yasmina will work with her team of fellow international students to make sure that wherever you’re from, you feel listened to and at home at LCoM and in Leeds.

LGBTQ+ Officer

Joe Allen

Joe’s role is to represent everyone who self-identifies as LGBTQ+ and to act as a voice in encouraging further progress and inclusion at LCoM. Joe already has events planned to continue bringing the LGBTQ+ community together and is also our resident drag queen, Miss Lambrini von Damn.

Women’s Officer

Liz Callaghan

A third year Business student and Student Rep, Liz is also our new Women’s Officer. She will act as the voice for our women students and coordinate events and initiatives to drive further developments to facilities and creative opportunities for women.