Lindsey joins SUMS with significant experience working in students’ unions, and supporting effective partnership working between institutions, their students’ union and external agencies.
Lindsey has comprehensive insight into the student voice, activities and sport; student wellbeing; widening access and harm reduction. She effectively led a management team in various student-facing services, including advice, representation, volunteering and employability. She also trained and supported the student officer team. Lindsey has led various strategic and multi-agency projects.
As Director of Membership and HR at Newcastle University Students’ Union (SU), Lindsey was instrumental in a change management programme to develop Newcastle SU into a leading, highly effective organisation and winner of Educate North’s Students’ Union of the Year for the past three years. Much of Lindsey’s work has been on projects with the University, bringing a unique perspective and better understanding of students, and involving the SU in delivery. These projects include the Step Change framework, Changing the Culture, the University Access and Participation Plan and the development of policies, including Alcohol and Substance Misuse and Initiations.
With prior experience as a Sports Development Officer and leading in sport in both FE and HE, Lindsey has a breadth of experience and knowledge in this area. She has developed sports strategies and successful funding bids, widening the scope of sport in the SU to grow participation, focus on inclusivity and professionalise student-led clubs – leading the SU to receive Runner Up Award for Student Experience at The Guardian University Awards 2017.
Lindsey is skilled in multi-agency work and projects. As a founding member of the Students in Newcastle Forum, she effectively developed relationships and projects with leaders of the local authority, student groups, police, leading academics and universities.
A conscientious leader, experienced and skilled in project management and stakeholder engagement, Lindsey is a skilled facilitator, with an excellent reputation for engaging and influencing students, university leadership and external partners.
Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys running as part of the Prudhoe Plodders Running Club and enjoys her role on the committee.