Committee 2018-19

Past Committees

  President - Alexandra-Maria Oancea   Alexandra is a third year Politics student and has been a member of UNA since her first year at University. She served as the Social Secretary in the previous UNA committee, making her debut as a chair in her second year of University. She has a Balkan-Scandinavian background, speaks almost five languages and is particularly passionate about human rights and the integration of refugees. After graduating from University of York, she hopes to start a masters’ programme in Denmark which will hopefully help her pursue a career in diplomacy and international law. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys reading classic literature, (Dostoyevsky being her favourite writer), cooking, and travelling.

President - Alexandra-Maria Oancea

Alexandra is a third year Politics student and has been a member of UNA since her first year at University. She served as the Social Secretary in the previous UNA committee, making her debut as a chair in her second year of University. She has a Balkan-Scandinavian background, speaks almost five languages and is particularly passionate about human rights and the integration of refugees. After graduating from University of York, she hopes to start a masters’ programme in Denmark which will hopefully help her pursue a career in diplomacy and international law. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys reading classic literature, (Dostoyevsky being her favourite writer), cooking, and travelling.

  Secretary - Ashvini Rae   Ashvini is a third year Politics and International Relations student with a keen interest in International Development. Over the past two years she has enjoyed participating and chairing at some of the biggest conferences in Europe and travelling through MUN. Having previously served as UNA York’s Campaigns Officer, USG Chairing for YorkMUN and, perhaps most controversially, the “anonymous” admin of the scandalous YorkMUN Confessions page, she is very excited to serve as Secretary for this year.

Secretary - Ashvini Rae

Ashvini is a third year Politics and International Relations student with a keen interest in International Development. Over the past two years she has enjoyed participating and chairing at some of the biggest conferences in Europe and travelling through MUN. Having previously served as UNA York’s Campaigns Officer, USG Chairing for YorkMUN and, perhaps most controversially, the “anonymous” admin of the scandalous YorkMUN Confessions page, she is very excited to serve as Secretary for this year.

  Treasurer - David Rowley   David is a third year History student, with a particular focus on diplomatic history and the Holy Roman Empire. He has successfully taken part as a delegate in both GA and crisis in the past year and enjoyed it a great deal. Coinciding with his role as Treasurer, he is pursuing a financial career and has previously worked for Bank of America. He enjoys hiking, drunken arguments and  "joking"  about embezzlement.

Treasurer - David Rowley

David is a third year History student, with a particular focus on diplomatic history and the Holy Roman Empire. He has successfully taken part as a delegate in both GA and crisis in the past year and enjoyed it a great deal. Coinciding with his role as Treasurer, he is pursuing a financial career and has previously worked for Bank of America. He enjoys hiking, drunken arguments and "joking" about embezzlement.

 
  Secretary General - Bennett Nightingale   Bennett is a third year Politics student, and currently is spending a year studying at the University of Konstanz in the south of Germany. After being emotionally and physically broken from his prior role as Treasurer, he hoped to continue his personal decline by becoming Secretary General of YorkMUN 2019. Although in a different country, he continues to make use of his strong presence on the MUN circuit in order to make this year’s YorkMUN the best it can be. He looks forward to meeting you at YorkMUN 2019, and will be sure to introduce you to his and Oscar’s slavic hardbass playlist.

Secretary General - Bennett Nightingale

Bennett is a third year Politics student, and currently is spending a year studying at the University of Konstanz in the south of Germany. After being emotionally and physically broken from his prior role as Treasurer, he hoped to continue his personal decline by becoming Secretary General of YorkMUN 2019. Although in a different country, he continues to make use of his strong presence on the MUN circuit in order to make this year’s YorkMUN the best it can be. He looks forward to meeting you at YorkMUN 2019, and will be sure to introduce you to his and Oscar’s slavic hardbass playlist.

  Deputy SG for Personnel - Rob Dykes   Rob is a third year Economics student, after which he hopes to obtain a masters degree in the same subject. Aside from MUN, which he has dedicated considerable hours to in his first two years with a view to stepping back from conferencing in his final year, he is also an avid runner who recently completed the Athens marathon, in a respectable time of 3hrs 34mins.

Deputy SG for Personnel - Rob Dykes

Rob is a third year Economics student, after which he hopes to obtain a masters degree in the same subject. Aside from MUN, which he has dedicated considerable hours to in his first two years with a view to stepping back from conferencing in his final year, he is also an avid runner who recently completed the Athens marathon, in a respectable time of 3hrs 34mins.

  Deputy SG for Logistics - Niels Boender   Niels is a third year History student, who has previously served as Press and Publicity Officer and USG Publicity for YorkMUN 2018. Originally from the Netherlands, over the last few years he has attended a vast amount of conferences, recently chairing at LIMUN and NottsMUN. Beyond UNA, he enjoys debating, playing strategy games and reading about history. He looks forward to more debate about Albanian pyramid schemes.

Deputy SG for Logistics - Niels Boender

Niels is a third year History student, who has previously served as Press and Publicity Officer and USG Publicity for YorkMUN 2018. Originally from the Netherlands, over the last few years he has attended a vast amount of conferences, recently chairing at LIMUN and NottsMUN. Beyond UNA, he enjoys debating, playing strategy games and reading about history. He looks forward to more debate about Albanian pyramid schemes.

 
  Training Officer - Imogen Godwin   Imogen is a second year Biochemistry student, making her a rare scientist in UNA. Over the past year she has enjoyed being a member of UNA York, getting to attend conferences both in York and Amsterdam. As well as UNA, Imogen also enjoys debating, dancing and eating hummus. She is looking forward to bringing some of her debating experience as a training officer this year.

Training Officer - Imogen Godwin

Imogen is a second year Biochemistry student, making her a rare scientist in UNA. Over the past year she has enjoyed being a member of UNA York, getting to attend conferences both in York and Amsterdam. As well as UNA, Imogen also enjoys debating, dancing and eating hummus. She is looking forward to bringing some of her debating experience as a training officer this year.

  Training Officer - Harry Clay   Harry is a second year Philosophy student, but when he isn’t drinking, likes to involve himself in UNA. Having attended 5 conferences in 4 months on the budget of a Northerner, it’s safe to say that he’s become a prominent figure within the society, especially within the Crisis circle, having won two awards. He also serves as an ordinary member of the York Debating Society, and President of the Lemon Press, making this his most intermediate role.

Training Officer - Harry Clay

Harry is a second year Philosophy student, but when he isn’t drinking, likes to involve himself in UNA. Having attended 5 conferences in 4 months on the budget of a Northerner, it’s safe to say that he’s become a prominent figure within the society, especially within the Crisis circle, having won two awards. He also serves as an ordinary member of the York Debating Society, and President of the Lemon Press, making this his most intermediate role.

  Training Officer - Lauren Wright   Lauren is a third year Politics and International Relations student, and is in her second role on the UNA committee, as was previously the Conference Officer for UNA. She has been taking part in MUN since she was 12 years old, and has taken part in over 30 conferences, and has just begun her chairing career. Along with this she also helps to run the Body Positivity Society at York, and is a member of their new committee, whilst also being an avid member of Aerobics Society and is always attempting to look sporty, but would prefer to be eating a pizza.

Training Officer - Lauren Wright

Lauren is a third year Politics and International Relations student, and is in her second role on the UNA committee, as was previously the Conference Officer for UNA. She has been taking part in MUN since she was 12 years old, and has taken part in over 30 conferences, and has just begun her chairing career. Along with this she also helps to run the Body Positivity Society at York, and is a member of their new committee, whilst also being an avid member of Aerobics Society and is always attempting to look sporty, but would prefer to be eating a pizza.

 
  Women's Officer -    Jessica Savery   Jessica is a second year Social and Political Science student and has been an active member for UNA York since the beginning of her first term at University. Over the past Year she has attended many conferences both within the country and abroad. She has achieved awards for her participation and skill at many of these conferences. She enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures, both of which she has the opportunity to achieve with UNA York. She is very excited to be the first ever Women’s officer for the society and cannot wait to grow and develop alongside UNA York.

Women's Officer -
Jessica Savery

Jessica is a second year Social and Political Science student and has been an active member for UNA York since the beginning of her first term at University. Over the past Year she has attended many conferences both within the country and abroad. She has achieved awards for her participation and skill at many of these conferences. She enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures, both of which she has the opportunity to achieve with UNA York. She is very excited to be the first ever Women’s officer for the society and cannot wait to grow and develop alongside UNA York.

  Welfare Officer - Joanne Reed   Joanne is a second year History and Politics student with a particular interest in political thought and the role of protest in political activism. Having attended both national and international conferences, she has been active in UNA York since the start of her first year. As UNA’s York’s first Welfare Officer she is really excited to help grow and develop the role. Aside from MUN, Joanne is the 2018/19 President of the University of York Debating Society, and when she is not involved in political discussions or debates of any kind she enjoys reading, baking and obsessing over musicals.

Welfare Officer - Joanne Reed

Joanne is a second year History and Politics student with a particular interest in political thought and the role of protest in political activism. Having attended both national and international conferences, she has been active in UNA York since the start of her first year. As UNA’s York’s first Welfare Officer she is really excited to help grow and develop the role. Aside from MUN, Joanne is the 2018/19 President of the University of York Debating Society, and when she is not involved in political discussions or debates of any kind she enjoys reading, baking and obsessing over musicals.

  Press and Publicity Secretary - Hattie Oliver   Hattie is a second year Politics with International Relations student from Derwent. She's attended a number of conferences, being awarded Most Distinguished Delegate at NottMUN and HamMUN. As your new Press & Publicity Secretary, it will be her duty to make sure you know what UNA are up to, as well as ensuring your achievements are celebrated across the university. She will make regular posts across social media and will be using her imagination to make sure UNA gets the publicity it deserves. She’s also partial to a good Mojito after training!   

Press and Publicity Secretary - Hattie Oliver

Hattie is a second year Politics with International Relations student from Derwent. She's attended a number of conferences, being awarded Most Distinguished Delegate at NottMUN and HamMUN. As your new Press & Publicity Secretary, it will be her duty to make sure you know what UNA are up to, as well as ensuring your achievements are celebrated across the university. She will make regular posts across social media and will be using her imagination to make sure UNA gets the publicity it deserves. She’s also partial to a good Mojito after training!  

  Conference Officer - Holly Palmer   Holly is a second year History and Politics student and has been active in UNA York since the beginning of her first year. She has since taken part in many conferences, both at home and internationally. As Conference Officer she hopes to push more international conferences, having attended 3 in her first year. International conferences unite her love for travelling and her interest in international affairs and she hopes to attend as many as her overdraft will allow.

Conference Officer -
Holly Palmer

Holly is a second year History and Politics student and has been active in UNA York since the beginning of her first year. She has since taken part in many conferences, both at home and internationally. As Conference Officer she hopes to push more international conferences, having attended 3 in her first year. International conferences unite her love for travelling and her interest in international affairs and she hopes to attend as many as her overdraft will allow.

 
  Campaigns and Speakers Officer - Russell O'Brien    Russell is a third year History student and was delighted when Campaigns and Speakers were merged as he now has twice as much work to do. However given such a purview, Russell now has an excellent opportunity to covertly implant his rather alternative political ideas to the wider university scene which he will do with great effort and exuberance.

Campaigns and Speakers Officer - Russell O'Brien

Russell is a third year History student and was delighted when Campaigns and Speakers were merged as he now has twice as much work to do. However given such a purview, Russell now has an excellent opportunity to covertly implant his rather alternative political ideas to the wider university scene which he will do with great effort and exuberance.

  Social Secretary - Nick Meadowcroft-Lunn   Nick is a fourth year MPhys student studying Physics and Philosophy who got into MUN in high school and has continued to do it for the last 6 years. He loves debating, talking physics or philosophy and anything involving sport. This year as Social Secretary, he's hoping to bring fun and games to UNA York via a variety of socials that are inclusive and enjoyable for everyone!

Social Secretary - Nick Meadowcroft-Lunn

Nick is a fourth year MPhys student studying Physics and Philosophy who got into MUN in high school and has continued to do it for the last 6 years. He loves debating, talking physics or philosophy and anything involving sport. This year as Social Secretary, he's hoping to bring fun and games to UNA York via a variety of socials that are inclusive and enjoyable for everyone!

  Webmaster - Jess Reeve   Jess is a second year Economics and Politics student who has been involved with UNA York since the beginning of her first term and is thrilled to finally be able to play with the website. She has been to a number of national and international conferences. She is also Director-General for YorkMUN and when she isn’t doing UNA, she is Treasurer of the York Debating Society and enjoys travelling, trying exciting new cocktails, reading anything and everything she can and occasionally actually doing her degree.

Webmaster - Jess Reeve

Jess is a second year Economics and Politics student who has been involved with UNA York since the beginning of her first term and is thrilled to finally be able to play with the website. She has been to a number of national and international conferences. She is also Director-General for YorkMUN and when she isn’t doing UNA, she is Treasurer of the York Debating Society and enjoys travelling, trying exciting new cocktails, reading anything and everything she can and occasionally actually doing her degree.

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