Mr James O’keefe RANSTEAD

Representing New Zealand
New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations

James is currently the President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations. NZUSA’s mission is to create a barrier- free tertiary education system in New Zealand by lobbying Government, working with partners in the tertiary education sector, and providing support to member associations. He has recently been working on campaigns such as the restoration of the PostGrad Student Allowance, better mental health support for students, student voting in local body elections, and research to uncover an alternative to Voluntary Student Membership. Outside of this work James have a strong interest in the environment, and have been working passionately on this topic through studies and work experience. He will soon start his Masters in Environmental Change and Management at Oxford University, and hopes to be able to work on the Sustainable Development Goals in the future.
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