Full-Time Officers


Chike Dike

Chike Dike (He/Him)

SU President

Norah Valerie Deka

Norah Valerie Deka (She/Her)

VP Education

Holly Tyack

Holly Tyack (She/Her)

VP Student Opportunities

Fatima Farha

Fatima Farha (She/Her)

VP Welfare & Community



We are your Full-Time Union Officer team for 2023/24, your elected representatives for the year ahead.  

As a BU Student, you are automatically a member of the Students’ Union at Bournemouth University, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Our priority as elected officers of your Students’ Union (SUBU) is to ensure fairness for all, and that your voice is heard- both within the Union and the University. There are so many incredible opportunities for you here, from becoming an elected officer, collecting feedback as a Student Rep, joining our Liberation Campaigns, over 120 Clubs and Societies and much more.

We hope you enjoy reading about our aims for the year ahead, we are very excited to be representing you. If you would like to pay us a visit or talk to us about anything, please come and see us in the Student Centre (Talbot Campus) on the first floor or in our office on the third floor in Bournemouth Gateway Building on Lansdowne Campus.

Best wishes,

Chike, Holly, Fatima and Valerie


Part-Time Officers

SUBU's Part-Time officers are current students elected to represent student communities and faculties across the university. Along with the Full-Time Officers they form your Executive Committee who help to guide the work of SUBU and the representation of students.



SUBU Summit Chair

Ashiq Khan (He/Him)

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Asian, Arab & Ethnic Minority Officer

Julnar Sharif (She/Her)

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Black Students' Officer

Gabriel Adelaja (He/Him)

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Disabilities, Accessibility and Neuro-Diverse Officer

Zainab Abdul-Obitayo (They/Them)

LGBTQ+ Officer



Trans, Non-Binary, Intersex & Gender Identity + Officer

Charlie Lavender (They/Them)


Women's Officer



Business School Officer

Rohit Pakalapati (He/Him)

Ridhika Shah

Media & Communications Officer

Ridhika Shah


Science & Technology Officer

Alex Caton-Bradley (He/Him)

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Health & Social Sciences Officer

Yaa Debra (She/Her)


Graduate Skills +

Taking part in this SUBU extra curricular activity counts towards the BU Graduate Skills Plus Award; designed to give you a structured way to develop and articulate the employability skills you gain whilst at BU. More information at