RUSU President 2020/21 Rachel Osborne

Rachel Osborne

I’m Rachel and I’m from a small village outside of Oxford where I grew up with my mum, dad, sister and pets. Animals and nature have always played an important part in my life as I spent most of my childhood mucking around on farms. It is part of the reason I was drawn to Reading as the green open campus reminded me of home.

I like to work hard and play hard. I have just finished my Consumer Behaviour and Marketing BSc but as well as this you could catch me most Saturday nights dancing in 3sixty singing the wrong lyrics of Mr Brightside. In my spare time I enjoy a good yoga session or getting stuck in to a creative project like blogging, photography, baking or trying my hand at small scale entrepreneurship. I love trying new things and will give anything a good go as the phrase ‘don’t knock it till you try it’ is one that I live by. In the last two years that’s included kayaking and climbing which is funny because I don’t like cold water or heights very much!

Having worked closely with the former student union president, Molli, and as president of the Zero Waste society I got a taste for both leadership and making positive change on campus. I saw how much of an impact RUSU’s president can have and really wanted to take on the challenge.

I am looking forward to getting stuck into the role and working with the RUSU team!

What’s your claim to fame?

During my final year of university, I set up and was president of the Zero Waste Society. Our zero waste Christmas formal was filmed by the BBC which meant that I had to squeeze half my society and a camera crew into my tiny university house!

Check out my manifesto