The PPE committee is made up of 12 members who meet regularly to make decisions on important issues for the PPE society. This includes planning the PPE holiday, organising socials, discussing fundraising techniques
Rohan Mistry - President
Hey everyone, my name is Rohan and I'm this year's president. Last year I was the fundraising officer as well as the peer mentor coordinator.
I've loved this society ever since my first day at University, and I can't wait to meet everyone this year and provide the same amazing experience I had.
My aim is to make PPE one of the leading societies of the University of Manchester, and I look forward to doing this with your help. PPE has always been full of immensely talented, hardworking and easy going individuals and as a committee I hope yo do these qualities justice.
My door is always open, so if you ever have any questions or ideas for the upcoming year then give me a shout!
Fin Hatch - Vice President
Hi, my name is Fin and I’m this year’s Vice President of the PPE Society.
My role is largely to help all the other members of the committee in any way I can, thereby ensuring the society runs smoothly for the year ahead. This includes helping Rohan with admin, coordinating events such as the “lessons from successful alumni” evening and any other events that the social sec or fundraising officer need help with.
The success of the society over the last few years has been down to its ability to combine the serious and the social. On the one hand it is the source of genuinely useful academic support and inspiring careers advice and facilitation. And on the other it manages to maintain a reputation as one of the best social societies at the university. Through sports teams, the annual holiday (we’re hoping for Amsterdam this time round), and the numerous socials held through the year, there really is something for everyone.
I hope you have a great time at Manchester over the next year, and I’m looking forward to meeting you all.
Julia De Miguel Velázquez - Secretary
Hi everyone! I’m Julia, a second year PPE student, and I’m this year’s secretary.
My role is to organize the meetings as well as to keep record of them and what goes on at the society. I will also be giving a hand to the other members whenever they need it! The PPE society is one very active and social. Could call ourselves lucky to study PPE at Manchester and being part of it, it holds so many fun events!
All the committee will be giving its best and is looking forward this upcoming academic year!
Ben Reed - Treasurer
Hello, My name is Ben and I will serving as Treasurer for the upcoming year. I previously served as Secretary and have been involved with the PPE Society since my first year. I love being part of the society and look forward to working this year to improve it even beyond what we have achieved these last two years. I have been working over the summer to ensure that we received funding from corporate partners. With this achieved, my job is now to guarantee funding for society events and help coordinate a successful relationship with our sponsors. I will also be helping out in any way the society may need help, so I’m sure you will see me at all of the PPE events. As with all of us in the Society, we are here to help all members of the society, so if you have any questions then please feel free to come ask us.
Katja Westwood - Social Secretary
Welcome to the PPE Society! I am Katja and I am a second year PPE student.
As the social secretary of our society I am responsible for organising the many socials we have throughout the year – including a welcome meal, pub crawls, sport events, a short trip, the PPE ball as a final celebration and MUCH more. Our socials are the perfect opportunity to meet people from all years of the course and make friends super quickly outside the lecture theatre (because let’s be honest, that’s where you really make memories lasting a life time).
Together with a first year social sec, whom I am really excited to be working with, I want to maintain our society as open and diverse as I experienced it in my fist year. I am always happy to hear your ideas and wishes so don’t hesitate to contact me.
Everyone is welcome to join us, so stay posted, come along and I can’t wait to meet you all!
Anastasia Guerra - Communications and Social Media Officer
Hello everyone! I’m Anastasia and this year I will be your Communications and Social Media Officer. As a second years student, I have noticed how social media and interaction between students is extremely important for a successful and stimulating academic experience.
To guarantee to the whole PPE students the most enjoyable and engaging experience possible, I will do my best to create an active and vibrant environment on our online platforms, encouraging the students' interaction and giving the possibility to stay always tuned on all the news and events of our society. Of course, pictures of our events and interesting contents won’t miss in any of our social media pages, with the intention to keep always the connection with all the PPE students. In fact, for any feedbacks, advices, or to ask any questions, please get in touch, the whole committee would be more than happy to reach you back!!
Can’t wait to share this journey with all of you, please follow our social media pages to make sure you won’t miss any of the great experiences and opportunities the PPE society will offer!
Zain Abrar- Engagement Officer
Hi, I’m Zain, your engagement officer for this year. My role is to ensure that we hold exciting academic events that benefit all of us. These will include debates, lectures and workshops. I’m eager to work together with everyone and share ideas in order to make sure that we hold events that are relevant to all of us. I’m also keen on connecting the current students with PPE Alumni and will be providing more information regarding this throughout the year. I strongly encourage all of you to get involved with the society as much as you can and I can guarantee that we will have a great time!
George Cave - Fundraising Officer
Hi, I’m George and I am the fundraising officer for the committee this year.
Currently in my second year, I am excited to have my voice and ideas heard by my coursemates and the wider Manchester student community. My role essentially will be to organise charity events throughout the year, as well as collecting during socials. I will try my best to put on fun and interesting events that bring people in and out of the course together in support of important issues.
I hope to focus on refugee aid and work closely with the Manchester refugee rights collective. I feel passionately about this issue, but I am open to supporting other causes - I am always keen to hear others’ ideas!
Harriet Simmons, Megan Moore and Rohan Mistry - Peer Mentor Co-ordinators
Hi! We are your Student Co-ordinators for the mentoring scheme next year. We will be overseeing the scheme, making sure that all new students are put at ease and enjoy their first year of PPE at Manchester as much as we all have! All peer mentors are second and third year PPE students who are fully trained to support first years both socially and academically throughout the year. The mentoring system ensures that all year groups are fully integrated within the society, making Manchester PPE society a close-knit group of friends who study and socialise together. This is what we believe makes studying PPE at Manchester so special!
We look forward to meeting and supporting all of the new first years of class 2022 very soon!
Mykola Kuzmin - International Inclusivity Officer
Welcome to one of the most active and sociable societies at the University of Manchester! I’m a 2nd Year PPE student, and I’m also a Peer and Debate Mate mentor. I am responsible for the organisation of cultural events at university, which would allow students to get to know each other better. In particular, my focus is on the integration of all members of the PPE Society through international poetry nights, multicultural cooking competitions and cosmopolitan music battles, amongst many other events. In particular, I will work alongside the Engagement Officer to make all PPE students feel that the Society belongs to them. I will promote and campaign for equal opportunities within the university, union and wider community.