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University of Bath

Mr Franci Masala Student Governor

Will undertake the responsibilities of members of governing bodies as set out in the CUC Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in the UK.


Franci was elected by the Students' Union as its President to the Council of the University of Bath from July 2020 for one year.


I'm Franci (pronounced ‘Franchi’), and I’m the SU President, after having spent a year as the SU Activities Officer. In my time in Bath, I was a Politics and International Relations Student. I am Italian through and through and I have come to the UK in 2014 (cue horrid language mistakes I still make, six years after).

My time in Bath has been deeply shaped by the SU in a number of ways. I volunteered and worked and joined student groups and spent ungodly amounts of hours sat in a booth in the Plug, drinking coffee and feeling grateful to have the space to meet people and make lasting friendships.

Hadn’t it been for the Student Theatre society, I probably wouldn’t be where I am now, as it gave me the chance to follow my passion and meet people with the same drive as I did. The SU gave me the chance to be part of a community, and I have relished the opportunity to get more involved ever since. My past year as Activities Officer has been incredible and I’m so excited for the year ahead.

I cannot wait to work to ensure the student voice is heard and that every student has access to a quality student experience in light of Covid. I am particularly passionate about environmental campaigning, LGBT+ and WP advocacy, and I’m keen to advance those issues throughout this year.

Register of Interests declaration

Read the 2020/21 Register of Interests for Franchi Masala and other members of Council.