Ellen was elected at NUS-USI’s conference on Thursday 23 April by representatives of Northern Ireland’s students’ unions.
Upon her election Ellen promised to “build a grassroots, mass movement of students, learners and apprentices across NI.”
Ellen is a former Law & Politics student from Queen’s University Belfast. She was elected as QUBSU’s Student Activities Officer and is passionate about student engagement, climate activism, workers’ rights, reproductive justice and free education. During her time at Queens she formed the award-winning QUBSU Climate Action Group which created and passed via referendum a ‘QUB Green New Deal’, demanding a carbon neutral University by 2030, fossil fuel divestment and embedding sustainability into curricula.