About the Sports Union

Dundee University Sports Union is a non-profit organisation and is the hub of all sport on campus. We are the support framework for all clubs and their members and we’re run by students for students. Through a system of democratic committees each member of every club committee has a voice as to how decisions are made. Every club captain is obliged to attend Sports Union Council meetings once every month where all the important information is discussed and new motions are voted on. The Sports Union President is elected each year for a one year full time (paid) position and is assisted by the Executive, made up of 7 elected student volunteers covering a range of positions. If you want to find out more details about the positions, visit the Elections page. The group is made up of 8 students that are democratically elected at the Annual General Meeting held in February for the following year’s period of office. The role of the ‘SU Exec’ is to represent all students participating in Dundee University Sports Union clubs and activities and Assist and enhance the promotion, development and organisation of Sports Union activities, events and initiative. Alex, Gill and Donna are our full-time staff and are located in the Sports Union office, in ISE on campus. Our office has an open door policy so feel free to pop in anytime! We’ll be more than happy to help you with anything you need.

Sports Union President
Jacob McConkey

President is the only student-elected sabbatical role in SU exec. Alex is a full-time leader of the SU, responsible for overall running of the exec and is the representative of the SU for any external bodies.

Sports Union Administrator
Gillian Ramsay

With a laugh you can hear from the other side of campus, Gill is the heart and soul of the SU. Working on finance, club accounts and transport she keeps the SU running and keeps the executive in line.

Vice-President Sport
Thomas McConkey

For a second year Thomas 🏉 is your VP Sport! He’s responsible for driving engagement in sport through the Charity Relay in first semester along with Varsity in second semester 🏅 He also sits on the Blues & Colours committee and supports the President in their duties 🤝⁣⁣
Tom’s aim for the year is to build upon the success of last year’s Varsity to make it even bigger and better ⚽️ ⁣⁣
Being a keen rugby player since he was 8 years old, Tom’s been a valued asset of the Dundee 1st’s and has enjoyed working his way up the committee from Social Convenor to President 💪🏼 ⁣⁣
Thomas ❤️’s Dundee because of how much it’s changed since he first came here to study 👨🏼‍⚕️ ⁣⁣

Vice-President Events
Rebekah Loughlin

Taking on the role of VP Events this year is Rebekah 🏑 She’s responsible for organising the two big social events of the year – the SU Ceilidh in November and the Blues & Colours Ball in March 🏆 She also supports the President in their role and sits on the committee for awarding Blues & Colours 💙⁣

Her aim for this year is to work with the Exec, through the sport and social events, in order to engage more students in #DundeeSport 🔥⁣

Having enjoyed a variety sports since she was younger, Rebekah turned to DULHC when she wanted to make new friends and compete more seriously in a club environment 🌟 She wants to encourage others to improve their university experience like she did!⁣

Rebekah ❤️’s Dundee because it’s nothing like her small town home in Northern Ireland and between pulling moves on the mono dance floor to 2AM walks to Clark’s, there’s never a dull moment⁣

Honorary Secretary
Eleanor Brinkhoff

As Honorary Secretary this year, Eleanor 🚣🏼‍♂️ is responsible for keeping recorded minutes of all discussion, planning and achievement at Sports Union related meetings 📝⁣

Her aim for the year is to increase communications between the SU and clubs making sure no matter how big or small, whether you’re doing BUCS or in it just for fun, you’re kept in the loop 👂🏼⁣

Despite having never rowed before coming to university, Eleanor took to the sport like a duck to water 🦆 She went from complete beginner to one of her club’s highest performing rowers, demonstrating it doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you persevere 💪🏼⁣

Eleanor ❤️’s Dundee because of how friendly and welcoming the student community is 🤩⁣

Finance Officer
Edward Whitehead

Your finance officer this year is Edward from 🏑 who is responsible for securing sponsorship deals on behalf of the SU along with supporting clubs with their finance and sponsorship applications 💸⁣

As a keen hockey player before coming to university, Edward really enjoyed the club atmosphere at @dumhc which has kept him coming back ever since 🙌🏼⁣

Ed ❤️’s Dundee because of its rich design history and enjoys being able to see the Tay River from almost any point in the city! 🌊⁣

Comms and Promotions Officer
Matthew Simpson

Next up is the man behind the 💻 Matthew from 🚣🏼‍♂️ is our Communications & Promotions Officer this year! He’s tasked with running all of the Sports Union social media and website, along with creating promotional content for #DundeeSport 📸⁣

Whilst working hard to ensure the content produced by the Sports Union is the best that it can possibly be, his aim for the year is to strengthen the individual club relationships between the SU and wider University! 🤩 He hopes to do this through working closely with clubs to boost their social media presence, create a steadfast marketing plan for clubs to follow and ultimately bolster the profile of Sport at the University of Dundee 🌟⁣

Before coming to Dundee, Matt struggled to find a sport to find his own but since joining DUBC he’s never looked back! ⁣

Matt ❤️’s Dundee because of the countless opportunities that are available to students looking to further themselves both academically and personally 💪🏼⁣


Transport Officer
Aaron Duff

Your Transport Officer this year is Aaron 🚣🏼‍♂️ who is responsible for looking after all the Sports Union vehicles! He checks all submitted forms and ensures that if there are any problems, they are addressed as quickly as possible 🚐⁣

With new vehicles coming into the SU’s fleet, his aim is to ensure that they are maintained at a high standard. In addition he hopes to assist clubs to the best of his ability, from answering general transport queries to driving clubs for their training (if he’s free!) 🤩⁣

Aaron has always enjoyed sport and when he came to study at university he wanted to try something new and exciting – so he found rowing! 🌊 4 years later and he’s still there so they must do something right! ⁣

Aaron ❤️’s Dundee because it’s the perfect mix of a well rounded university for both his studies in Medicine and social life, not to mention it’s a city that has everything you could need! When he’s not on placement or driving buses you can find him at his club’s boat house busy mending big boats 🛠

Campus Sport Officer
Lizzie Ramsay

With Sports Fair over for another year, freshers week drawing to a close and give it a go fortnight kicking off today, it’s time to introduce your 2018/19 Exec 🐧❤️⁣

As Campus Sport Officer this year, Lizzie 🏑 is responsible for driving engagement in Dundee sport, from students of member clubs to students outwith the Sports Union! Over the course of the year she will be organising one off tournaments in a variety of sports 🏆⁣

Her aim for the year is to provide exciting opportunities to try something different from your sport of choice, meet people from other clubs and have fun discovering new sports! 🤩⁣

Having never picked up a hockey stick before coming to uni, Lizzie demonstrates that no matter your skill level, you can get stuck into sport at Dundee whilst keeping fit and making friends! ⁣

Lizzie ❤️’s Dundee because of how strong it’s student community is! When she’s not on the hockey field or out at @dusatheunion you can find her in Ninewells, busy studying and working towards her degree in Medicine 👩‍⚕️ 

Fixtures Secretary Donna Kemlo fixtures@dundee.ac.uk Donna manages our competitive fixtures and will fight our corner no matter what. She’s the one that deals with all the rescheduling, cancellations and she’s the one to go to with your results and in case you have to appeal or dispute.

Sports Union

Address Dundee University Sports Union Institute of Sport and Exercise University of Dundee Dundee, DD1 4HN Contacts President: 01382 386048 sportsunion@dundee.ac.uk  Administrator: 01382 386049 g.x.ramsay@dundee.ac.uk  Fixtures Sec: 01382 388345 fixtures@dundee.ac.uk 

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