Introducing the Student Voice Team
Feedback from students is highly valued by ICMP and vital to the continued improvement of our provision. Putting students at the heart of everything we do, our academic committees include student membership to ensure that students are fully involved in the decision-making process.
We also have an established system of Student Reps with a Student Senate led by a Student President and Vice-President. The post of Student President is central in the Student Voice cycle of ICMP.
The president coordinates a range of activities and is invited to attend a range of committees and meetings to ensure the student's voice is present in all relevant discussions. The Student President is supported by the Student Vice-President. The Student President and Student Vice-President are two of the most important roles in leading the Student Body, the Student Reps and the Student Senate.
These roles are the figureheads for the ICMP Student Body and represent the student voice on top-level committees with ICMP Senior Management. Supporting the President and Vice-President are the team of Student Officers, who champion more specific issues within the institution.
Students Elected 2022/23
John Densham - Student President
"Hi, I'm John & I've just started my third year studying guitar on the BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance programme and have taken on the role of Student President. I'm excited to have this role and I'm eager to create a solid community at ICMP. So please introduce yourself if you see me and know that I'm always happy to help! Please feel free to stop me in corridors or email me to talk about anything!"
John's main goal as Student President is to work closely with his fellow Student Officers and Reps to build on the fantastic work done by the past year's Student Officers, aided by his experience as a Rep and his 7-year long academic history at ICMP.
He hopes to introduce more student-led events, help students take advantage of the societies programme, provide opportunities to collaborate with students from other courses, encourage students to attend town hall style meetings to provide feedback and organise meetings with students from underrepresented backgrounds in order receive specific feedback on facilities and any other issues they may have while attending the ICMP.
John can be reached via email@example.com
Minerva McLeod - Student Vice President
"Hello everyone! I’m Minerva, I am a second year BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance student, and I’m your Student Vice President! I’m very passionate about the community here at ICMP, I really want to build a stronger sense of community and amplify the student voice this year. So, if you see me around, please don’t be a stranger and come and say hi! Also feel free to reach out if you ever have any questions or ideas, through email or socials. Alongside being a student and a Student Officer, I am also in a rock band called Minerva and I met my bandmates here, so I know how special building connections at ICMP can be!"
The main reason why Minerva decided to run for Vice President is because she wants to help improve the student experience, which is good, but should be great.
She wants to build better communication within the student body, to better understand what students want and need from their courses and so to aid the improvement of student satisfaction.
Minerva believes all students should feel their voices are heard and I want to help develop the community at ICMP to support all students.
Minerva can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org
Silvia Faedo - Environment & Sustainability Officer
"Hi! I'm Silvia, I am a singing bassist and currently doing my 3rd year on the BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance programme. I am really happy to be the Environment Student Officer once again. I am convinced that every small effort a person makes will eventually help in the bigger scheme of things, and I can't wait to share my knowledge and create a community interested in making a change for the world we live in. Please feel always free to stop me around the hallways of ICMP or text me, I'd be more than happy to get to know you!"
Silvia can be reached via email@example.com
Jess Guyler - Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Officer
"Hi! My name’s Jess, I’m a 3rd year BA (Hons) Songwriting student and I’m your new EDI officer! I feel passionate about equality, diversity and inclusivity as a proudly neurodiverse, queer, south-east Asian. I aim to help student voices be heard and to continue to make ICMP a comfortable environment for all. Feel free to say hi, email, or contact me on socials if you have any questions, want a chat or have any ideas on things you think could be improved with EDI at our uni!"
Jess is very friendly and enjoys supporting and encouraging others to embrace who they are or want to be, being a WOC, feminist, and a member of the queer community herself.
Jess can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabe Khitarishvili-Awde - Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Officer
“Hello! I’m Gabe, I use they/them pronouns and I’m a first year BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance student studying vocals.
Being a part of a community is important and I’m devoted to making sure we are heard.
My role as an EDI officer is so important and I will be devoted to being the best representative for your needs possible. Don’t feel afraid to approach me about issues you have surrounding EDI within our uni. TBE!”
Gabe can be reached via email@example.com
Ceren Ozbudun - Societies & Co-Curricular Officer
"I am Ceren, I am in my second year of the BA (Hons) Music Production for Film, TV & Games programme. I am your Societies & Co-Curricular Officer for 2022-2023 education year. Please do not hesitate to let me know any of your requests or ideas. I am waiting for your suggestions to make this year more fun. You can reach me at this e-mail address; firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget - Your Voice, Your ICMP!"
Ceren is keen to provide more opportunities to bring together people of similar tastes, respond to the needs of each unique student appropriately, help transform student life into a unique experience through more social activities, strengthen the bond between the ICMP community and students, organise more anti-discrimination events, help students in other courses to exchange knowledge and experience, and finally, ensure the effective implementation of student partnership.
Ceren can be reached via email@example.com
Student Officer Meetings
The elected Student President and Vice-President and Student Officers meet with senior staff members on a regular basis throughout the academic year.
This informal meeting provides a more direct and therefore immediate line of communication.
These discussions are responded to at the meeting by those present, or by the Executive Committee back to the Student President at following meetings.
Student President Office Hours
The Student President has dedicated office hours to talk through any ideas, issues or concerns that you may have.
John will be available online and in-person every Tuesday at Room 206 between 11PM-4PM.
If you would like to contact any of them, please do so via My.Icmp.