Environment and Ethics Officer

Environment and Ethics Officer 2020/21 – Martin Velichkov

RUSU Environment and Ethics Officer 2019/20

Environment and Ethics Officer
Martin Velichkov

About Me

Hi, I’m Martin, and I’m the incoming Environment and Ethics Officer for the 2020/21 academic year.

I am originally from Bulgaria, but over the last 6 years I have lived and studied in the Netherlands, Sweden, and England. I have quite a diverse academic background spanning pharmacology, nutrition science, psychology, politics, and environmental science. As a person, I am bold, energetic, and enterprising.

If you see me on campus, please say hello! Also, please get in touch with me via email or social media, if you have any ideas, suggestions, or feedback on how we can make our university greener and fairer.

What experience do you bring to the role?

Having lived in several different countries and studied a wide range of subjects, I think I can bring a lot of valuable perspectives to the table. However, what really sets me apart is my visionary thinking. I have a clear idea of what direction we need to take to create a better future for all living beings on this planet and I am willing to work hard to make this vision a reality.

Why did you want this role?

After being a School Rep for a year, I realised that my voice within RUSU is highly prized and I wanted to contribute more to the amazing work that our students' union is doing. The role of Environment and Ethics Officer fits very well with my values and competences, so I decided to go for it. In the role I would like to develop better leadership and negotiation skills and learn how to work in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders.

Fast Facts!

  • I am vegan (for my health, the animals, and the planet) and I work out every day
  • I have swum the Bosporus strait between Asia and Europe twice (I was 17 years old the first time)
  • I speak 5 languages fluently (Bulgarian, English, German, Dutch, and Spanish)

You can get in touch with Martin via his email, , or via his Facebook page.


RUSU have created student-run, peer-support networks for you. This is your opportunity to meet other students from similar backgrounds, share common experiences and receive advice and support from each other. RUSU’s Disabled Students’ Officer will be running a peer-support network for students with disabilities. You can find out when and where the next meeting is at the Student Networks page.