Your Committee

Take a look at the committee for 2020/21 below.

Half of these members will change in November and the other half in February. Keep an eye out for information about the elections if you want to get involved and potentially become a member of the hall committee yourself!

Chlöe Stirley
Hall Chair

Hi everyone, I’m Chlöe, I study Sports Technology and I’m your Hall Chair.

As Hall Chair, I’m responsible for ensuring you have a great experience during Freshers and throughout the whole year! Hall life is an important part of your Loughborough experience and it’s our job as a committee to help you get involved. If you have any questions or want to find out how to get involved, please message me and I’ll be happy to help!

I look forward to seeing you all on move in day!

James Roberts
Vice Chair

Hi guys, my names James and I’m a 2nd year Economics and Management student. 

In my role as Vice-chair, I work with LSU societies in order to provide events and the best opportunities for you all. As well as assisting the hall chair, I help out all the other members of committee in order to make sure that you get the best experience in Rigg-Rut. 

Look forward to seeing you all soon! 

Dan Roch

Hi everyone! I’m Dan, I study Politics and International Relations and I am your Treasurer. 

As Treasurer, my role is to look after Rigg-Rut’s finances and budgeting. I am responsible for overseeing all of the payments made to and from the hall, and I will work closely with all of the other sections to ensure that all of our fantastic events run smoothly.  

I look forward to meeting you all during Freshers! 

James Vann
Social Sec

Hi everyone, I’m James and I’m studying Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.  

As one of your social secs my job is to provide all of you with the best events possible like freshers, punch parties and balls. I’m really looking forward to making sure you all have the best time in halls when you arrive.  

Can’t wait to meet you all on move in day! 

Izzy Smith
Social Sec

Hey guys, I'm Izzy and I study psychology. I'm one of your social secs this year! Along with James we organise freshers and all the social events across the year. I will make sure you have the best time possible and enjoy your time in Rigg-Rut. 

Feel free to message me if you have any questions! 🙂 

Jeremy Bolton
Media Rep

Hi everyone! I'm Jeremy, I study aeronautical engineering and I am one of your media reps alongside Bethy. As a media rep, I'll be photographing and documenting your social and sporting events. You'll be able to see this on the hall's social media platforms! If you have any questions feel free to message me.  

Looking forward to meeting you all! 

Bethy Wells
Media rep

Hi, everyone! I’m Bethy and I study Economics and Management. I am one of your media reps for this year and work alongside Jeremy. We manage all the halls social media accounts. We will also be there to take pictures and videos at events to make sure we capture your Rigg-Rut memories.

If you have any questions about anything, feel free to message me.

Aaron Douglas
Male Sport Sec

Hi everyone, I’m Aaron, one of your Male Sport Secs.  

Alongside my other sports secs, we will ensure that you all have the best possible sporting experience when being part of Rigg-Rut. My main role is to run and get you all involved in IMS sport which is competitive, but also extremely fun. We organise various fixtures against other halls and picking teams for different sports. IMS is a great way to get involved with hall life, and an amazing way to meet lots of new people. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a message and I look forward to meeting you all in September!  

Marina Haynes
Female Sport Sec

Hi everyone, I’m Marina I study Sports Technology and I’m one of your female sport secs. 

As sport secs our role is to organise teams for inter-hall matches for a number of different sports including netball, hockey, football and more. Joining Rigg-Rut will ensure you have the best sporting experience with competitive but friendly matches taking place regularly throughout the year. It’s a great way to meet loads of new people and I encourage you to get involved. Any questions or queries feel free to drop me a message.


Dylan Emmerson
Male Sport Sec

Hi everyone, I’m Dylan, one of your two male sports secs for Rigg Rut.

Together with the rest of the sports secs I will be helping to trial, manage and run our IMS program this year. My role is to get as many people involved in sports as possible at both a competitive and causal level. I am also here should you have any questions regarding sport at Loughborough. If you have any questions feel free to ask myself or any of the other members of our friendly committee.  


Erin Cavanagh
Female Sport Sec

Hi everyone, I’m Erin, I study psychology and I’m one of your female sport secs. Alongside the other sport secs I try and get as many people as possible participating in IMS. It’s a great way to get involved with the hall and have some fun. There is a sport for everyone, so make sure to get stuck in. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a message.

Looking forward to seeing you all in September! 


Matt Dixon
Rag Rep

Hey guys, I’m Matt. I’m a mechanical engineer and one of your Rag reps for this year! 

Mine and Fergal’s job is to promote LSU Rag’s internal and external events such as Colour Dash and Bierkeller as well as running events within the hall. We also help you guys organise your own fundraising efforts throughout the year with the aim to raise as much money as we can for charity! If you ever have any questions about Rag feel free to contact me or Fergal. 

Can’t wait to meet you all in September! 

Fergal Eason-Butler
Rag Rep

Hi everyone, I’m Fergal and I’m studying Business analytics and I am one of your Rag reps. That means that I work with Matt to try and fundraise as much as possible for the hall and external charities. We also work to promote LSU Rag internal and external events such as the skydive. If you have any questions about Rag or how you can get involved, drop me or Matt a message.  

Can’t wait to meet you all during freshers! 

James Clift
Action Rep

Hello there! 

My name is James, I study aeronautical engineering, and I’ll be your Action rep this year together with Charlotte! Action is the volunteering section of the Students Union and so we will be putting on weekly projects for you to get out and help the community. The projects we run vary from gardening to helping at an alpaca farm, and they provide the perfect distraction from uni work! 

Looking forward to see you all in freshers! 

Charlotte Tripp
Action Rep

Hi, my names Charlotte and I study psychology.  I’m one of your Action Reps for the year, alongside James!  

Action is all about volunteering and making a difference to the community, so it is our role to ensure there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with throughout the year. Projects are run on a weekly basis and cover activities from gardening to helping at a local alpaca farm.  

I look forward to meeting you all during Freshers! 

Nish Vats

Heya, I'm Nish, I study Architecture and I am the Rigg-Rut FREEC rep. 

This means I am the point of contact for any queries related to Food, Residence, Environment, Ethics and Campus Watch. I will be running the environmental and  promotional events in the near future  

Looking forward to seeing you all at Freshers! 

Grace Vening
Welfare Rep

Hi everyone! I’m Grace and I’m your welfare and diversity rep. I am a second year studying psychology My role is to look after your wellbeing and promote inclusivity within the hall. I will be there for you to come to if you ever need any support and will be there to guide you with any problems and direct you to services that may also help.  

Please don’t hesitate to message me if you need anything. 

Rachna Karthik
Enterprise Rep

Hey, I’m Rachna, I study Management and I’m your Enterprise Rep.  

My role is to design all stash for Rigg- Rut including freshers T-shirt’s, Refreshers T-shirt’s and general hall merch that is requested. I also help promote all enterprise related activities happening at the uni and inform you of any entrepreneurial opportunities.  

I’m looking forward to meeting you all soon. 


Josh Underwood

Hi everyone, my name is Josh, your AIR (affiliation, international and returners) rep for the next year.  

Although being the only AIR rep, I will ensure that everyone gets the full student experience whether you live in town, are an international student, or a returner. My main role for this year is to support affiliates in town, by keeping them in the loop with everything happening back at Rigg-Rut on campus. Furthermore, I will also be hosting two house parties each term in town for the affiliates of Rigg-Rut... so get ready for some messy nights. If you have any questions about my role feel free to drop me a message, up the Rigg-Rut! 


Olufoyinsola Fagbemi
Postgraduate Vice Chair & Societies

Hi, I’m Foyin! I am working towards a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and I am your Postgraduate Vice Chair and Societies for the year.

I will be working closely with Dan, Chloe and LSU societies to organise events that are fun, engaging and #covidfree. I will also communicate the views of the John Phillips community to the Hall Chair.

We won’t just survive COVID, we will thrive!

Taffy Makamure
Postgraduate Sport Secretary
Hey Guys, so I am Tafadzwa, but you can call me Taffy. I am studying Masters in Sports Management and I am one of the Sports Sec for the Postgraduates. 
That being said, I will be working closely with the other sports secs, to motivate you in taking part of the IMS sporting activities. I will be responsible for organising sports teams within the hall and encouraging the postgraduate community to participate. Will be organizing event with social sport, so if you have any suggestions please don't hesitate to message me.
We can, We will. We stay Solid. End of story.
Rithik Yadav
Postgraduate Welfare Rep

Hi everyone, I'm Rithik and I'm your Postgraduate Welfare Representative. I'm currently pursuing an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing and Management.

I will be working alongside Molly to provide you the support that you need and will look after your well-being. I look forward to hearing the postgraduate community's experiences and supporting them. Feel free to reach out to me regarding any problems you're facing and I'll try to help you to the best of my abilities.

Looking forward to hearing from everyone!

Aviral Raj
Postgraduate Enterprise Rep

Hello everyone, my name is Aviral, and I am your Postgrad enterprise rep. Here at Loughborough University, I’m studying MSc Automotive Engineering.

I will be working here to share the vital information from the enterprise and will do my very best to encourage the community towards this section. Being a part of this section, I will be sharing the opportunities and making decisions which are innovative and creative. Here I will be working along with Farah, and we both will give our best for the engagement of the hall. We will be taking, translating and applying our knowledge for our people. Feel free to reach out to me regarding any ideas or queries on the enterprise field.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all.

Fiona Kent
Postgraduate Action Representative

Hey everyone, I’m Fiona and I’m your Postgrad Action Rep. I’m currently studying a Master’s in Work Psychology. I was also in Loughborough for my undergrad, so feel free to ask any questions about the university or the town.

I’ll be working alongside the other Action Reps to provide information about current volunteering opportunities in and around Loughborough. While much of the usual projects have been put on hold due to Covid, there’s still lots of chances to get involved.

Looking forward to hearing from you all!    

Siddharth Agarwal
Postgraduate Rag Representative

Hi everyone, my name is Siddharth Agarwal and I am studying master’s in sports management, politics and international development. I will be your postgraduate Rag rep.

I will be working alongside other Rag reps and will be promoting the events conducted by the LSU Rag department. I will also be working towards fundraising money for different charities during my time as a Rag representative. If you have any queries regarding Rag please feel free to contact me.

Looking forward to hearing from you all!!