University of Wolverhampton Students' Union appoints new CEO

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The University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union is delighted to announce the appointment of Nirmla Devi as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Nirmla is joining us from her role as Director and Deputy Chief Executive at Warwick Students’ Union where she lead a new strategic framework, delivering innovation and embedding diversity. She brings with her a wealth of experience including expertise in strategic development and leadership in delivering of a range of services that are evidenced based, impactful and student led. These services included about 250 societies, 70 sports clubs, employability, academic representation, advice services and democracy services. She was directly responsible for 25 permanent staff and a team of about 100 paid causal student staff and about 3000 students in voluntary roles.

Nirmla will be working closely with representatives and staff to develop a strategy for the Students’ Union based on students’ hopes, fears and expectations of their University experience; as well as build on and enhance our partnership working with the University. She will take up her role with the organisation on Monday 5th October 2020.  

Speaking on her appointment to the Students’ Union, Nirmla said: “I am very excited about taking up the CEO role at my local Students’ Union! As someone who has strong roots in this area, I am acutely aware of the challenges faced by our students, especially against the background of a pandemic and an economic recession.

“I am looking forward to working with our Officers, my team, the Board and the University to support our amazing students and deliver high quality and impactful services”.

Ayo Falana, Students’ Union President said: “On behalf of the Sabbatical Officer Team, we are thrilled to welcome Nirmla to the Students’ Union. Nirmla impressed student and staff panels with her drive and enthusiasm for partnership working, supporting change, and developing a dynamic and inclusive Students’ Union. We believe that Nirmla will continue to build on our success as a Students’ Union!” 

Sarah Bishop, Chair of Board said: “Nirmla was particularly strong at showing how she will help further develop a progressive and inclusive culture across the organisation in a collegiate and supportive way.  She will help the Students’ Union continue to grow our services and offering for students. We think she is authentic, honest and has a clear strategic vision for the organisation. I, personally, loved her commitment to helping to shape a Students’ Union we can be proud of, in a University and a city we can be proud of. ”

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