Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) new student president for education and welfare has been appointed.
Yvonne Ofordu (24), who is studying a Masters in Project Management at RGU, is the latest student president to take up the reins of the university’s Students’ Union (RGU:Union).
Yvonne joins Edward Pollock (21), Student President for Communication and Democracy, and GianPiero Franchi (23), the Student President for Sport and Physical Activity, at the helm of RGU:Union.
Born in London to Nigerian parents, Yvonne relocated to Aberdeen last year to study a postgraduate degree at RGU after graduating with a honours in Business Information Systems from De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester.
Yvonne says: “Aberdeen as a city really appealed to me and it was RGU’s close connection to industry as well as its diverse university community which brought me to Scotland’s north-east.”
Yvonne’s natural leadership skills as well as a drive to make a difference to the learning environment led her to run for the student president position during her studies.
She says: “Leadership comes naturally to me so I felt I would be a strong candidate for a student president, ensuring my peers have a voice and are represented within the university.
“I’m looking forward to working with the student body and the university’s management to ensure RGU offers a first class academic and social experience for students.”
During her presidency, Yvonne’s campaign aims will be focussed on empowering the female student body and promoting RGU’s diversity.
Yvonne adds: “I feel it’s important that women are given equal opportunities so I will be working hard to empower my fellow female students as well as support and promote RGU’s diverse and inclusive university community.”
Yvonne will juggle her final semester with her president role which she took up in January 2016 following RGU:Union's by-election week held towards the end of 2015.
Anna DuthieCommunications Officer