Jim Dickinson FRSA is the Chief Executive at the Students’ Union at UEA in Norwich.

As such he acts as the Chief of Staff on behalf of the elected student officers of the union, providing strategic leadership and direction for the union’s charitable and commercial activities.

Jim was previously a long standing Director at the National Union of Students, where he led on Students’ Union Development, Campaigns and Political Strategy, Student Engagement and Governance.

Jim has served as a Governor in both Further and Higher Education and the voluntary sector, and is a regular contributor to the Leadership Foundation’s Governor Development Programme.

He edits changesu.org, a website for Senior Managers in Students’ Unions and writes regularly on student issues for wonkhe.com, the home of Higher Education wonks.

He married to Lorna, has two children (Daisy and Benjamin) and is an obsessive fan of the Eurovision Song Contest.