SU President to shape national student experience

Chrystalle Margallo will join the Student Strategic Advisory Committee for the QAA, the independent body for monitoring and advising on standards in UK higher education.

Date: 15 September 2020

Student Union President Chrystalle Margallo has been selected to join the Student Strategic Advisory Committee (SSAC) for The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). 

As the independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education, the QAA is dedicated to checking that the three million students working towards a UK qualification get the higher education experiences they are entitled to. Students are involved in all aspects of their work, with the SSAC meeting three times a year to facilitate discussions between students and the QAA on developments in the higher education sector. 

Chrystalle was elected to the position of SU President last year. She said: “It’s a huge honour to be joining the SSAC and to have the opportunity to shape student-centred projects on a national scale. QAA work for the benefit of students to improve the quality of the UK’s higher education. I’m delighted to be working with the organisation and grateful for the support of my London Met colleagues as I take on this new role.”

Having completed her studies in Diplomacy and International Relations, Chrystalle now has plans to pursue her master's and doctorate at London Metropolitan University. Her focus of research surrounds LGBTQIA+ rights and movement progression. She is also passionate about equity in higher education and spends her time advocating the student voice within all aspects of her work. 

Chrystalle is also the trustee and director of the London Metropolitan University Students Union. Along with her colleagues, she is responsible for making sure the organisation runs smoothly and effectively. She is very proud to be a part of the University's community and will continue to offer her skills and work towards the great goals that the institution and the union maintain, with a view to bettering the student experience and the needs of the University.

Chrystalle Margallo