President Rory Lenihan-Ikin


Rory Lenihan-Ikin

As your VUWSA student president, I’m here to be your voice. It’s VUWSA’s mission to get the best deal for students, in everything that we do. We live and breathe that ethos every day, and I cannot tell you how passionate the students and staff that work here are about making your time at Vic as good as it can be. So I encourage you to be a part of what we’re doing, volunteer, give us feedback be part of projects we’re running. Feel free to contact me or any of the exec members - we want to hear from you.

Academic Vice President Isabella Lenihan-Ikin

Academic Vice President

Isabella Lenihan-Ikin

In my role as AVP, I work closely with the Education Officer and the Student Representation Coordinator to ensure that there is student representation and voice at all levels of the university. This year I want to broaden the scope of the education portfolio and establish free, short and engaging courses for students, like beginner Te Reo Māori courses. I’d love to meet you, so feel free to come and introduce yourself or discuss an issue with me!

Welfare Vice President Anya Maule

Welfare Vice President

Anya Maule

Kia ora, ko Anya tōku ingoa, and I’m your Welfare Vice President this year. My role on the executive involves ensuring the provision of VUWSA’s welfare services – the Community Pantry, the campus Fruit and Vegetable Market, free flu shots, and Stress Free Study Week, as well as running campaigns to improve the lives of students. This year I am looking forward to working with the Equity Officer on creating a VUWSA Representative Group handbook.

Engagement Vice President Nathaniel Manning

Engagement Vice President

Nathaniel Manning

Kia ora koutou. I’m Nathaniel Manning, your Engagement Vice President! This is my second year in the role, and my third at VUWSA, so you could say I’ve been around for a little while now. As the Engagement Vice President my main job is to help build a student community at Vic, and get students involved in VUWSA. As the head of the Engagement team, I help oversee everything from events to our political campaigns - in particular this year's General Election in September. I’ll be leading our campaign, bringing politicians on campus, collecting enrolments, and obviously encouraging everyone to get out and vote!


Treasurer/Secretary Tom Rackley


Tom Rackley

Hey I’m Tom and I am in my fourth and final year of a conjoint degree BCOM BA in International Business and Mandarin Chinese. I’m someone who loves getting involved and organising projects or events with a weak spot to refuse an opportunity for an outing. This year I am the Treasurer Secretary for VUWSA, in essence I handle the internal committees and act as a budget liaison for the exec. I am super excited for the year ahead, it’s an awesome and passionate team this year, and I can’t wait to see what we achieve.

Campaigns Officer Raven Maeder

Campaigns Officer

Raven Maeder

Hey! I’m Raven, your 2017 VUWSA Campaigns Officer. I’m passionate about standing up for people and our environment, and want to contribute to the movement for a fairer, more sustainable world. I love campaigning and care deeply about political engagement, so I’m excited about holding this position in a general election year! This year my main goal is to help VUWSA run a strong general election campaign that maximises student votes and puts student issues on the political agenda. I will also be working on other VUWSA campaigns, such as Fairer Fares, and supporting the Engagement Team.

Wellbeing & Sustainability Officer Bethany Paterson

Wellbeing & Sustainability Officer

Bethany Paterson

Kia Ora, Beth here. As your Wellbeing and Sustainability Officer I’m around to promote happiness, health and sorting your trash (among other things). You might see me hiking up and down the Terrace as I go between my law lectures and biology labs, just as I have done for the last three years. But when I’m not commuting I enjoy; bedtime yoga (the least strenuous kind of yoga), coffee and banana cake, and watching kakas eat all the apples off my apple tree. Please come and chat to me if you’d like, as I’m part of VUWSA to help students lead lives that are less stressful, less wasteful and maybe even a tad more fun.

Equity Officer Tamatha Paul

Equity Officer

Tamatha Paul

Tēnā koutou katoa, ko Tamatha tōku ingoa. He āpiha mana taurite au, i te tau 2017. Kia ora, I’m Tamatha. I decided to run for VUWSA because I would like to do as much as I can to strengthen and maintain VUWSA’s relationships with VUW’s representative groups on campus. I feel like all of the different student bodies on campus contribute to one big inclusive, engaging and holistic student experience which is and should be enjoyable for all tauira. My favourite things are Te Ao Māori, Beyoncé, sleeping, eating, Konohagakure and dogs.

Clubs and Activities Officer Marlon Drake

Clubs and Activities Officer

Marlon Drake

Kia ora! I’m Marlon, and this year I have the privilege of serving as your VUWSA Clubs and Activities Officer. At Vic, I’m a second year student studying law and German. Outside of university I spend by time playing basketball or netball, and discovering new music, particularly some of the local talent in Welly. My role within VUWSA is overseeing matters relating to clubs, and making sure we have a vibrant campus filled with opportunities for student participation. This year, I’m keen to make it easier to get involved with clubs, and with your community. Here’s to a solid year!



Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Daroux Greig and I am a fifth year LLB/BA (Political Science/International Relations) student. As your Education Officer, I will act as a voice for students in the educational sphere. This will be done by assisting the Academic Vice President with writing submissions to the VUW Academic Board and Academic Committee, highlighting student issues. I will also be working on other academic initiatives, including class representative training.

I will be a familiar face at VUWSA events throughout the year so feel free to approach me for a yarn or to discuss any academic issues!