Alex Urquhart


As President, I act as the key link to the University's Vice-Chancellor and executive management, as well as the NUS and other key stakeholders. I also oversee all major campaigns run by the union, coordinate the sabbatical (elected officer) team and focus on completing my manifesto pledges.

I’m Alex, I’m 21 and I’ve just graduated with a degree in Theatre. A quick bio...I grew up in a village called Datchet, in Berkshire, my A-levels were Maths, Chemistry and Biology, I have broken my left collarbone twice, and I have a cat called Alfie.

Alex Urquhart

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I came to York through Clearing, originally planning to do Medical Science at Leeds, but when I didn’t get the grades, I decided to pursue something I really enjoyed and I’ve absolutely loved my time here. I was in Derwent College and was elected as their Event Rep in my first year, then as the college’s Chair in my second. My course meant I was always involved with lots of theatre stuff, and I did everything from directing and acting to stage managing. Outside that, I’ve been involved in a lot of event management around campus, and have managed fashion shows, club nights, campus festivals and charity balls. I don’t play any musical instruments but I often sing without the permission of those around me. I can also speak the first few lines of my GCSE spanish oral.

I ran for President because, though I have had a great time at York, meeting the right crowd and engaging in new experiences isn’t easy and can, for some students, feel impossible. I’ve been very lucky with a great group of mates and fun experiences, but that isn’t the case for everyone and as President I’d like to ensure that every student has the chance to meet like-minded people, explore new experiences and have a fulfilling and happy time at uni.

To do this my manifesto addressed four major areas of student life at York: Colleges, Campuses, Societies and Student Events.