Treasurer - Election Manifestos
1. Daniel Bussau
As someone who studied as both a mature student with a young family and a
neurodiverse individual (I was diagnosed with Aspergers in 2017, aged 36) I believe I can
bring helpful wider insight and diversity to OULS committee.
Currently the incumbent Treasurer, having taken up the role in February 2023 and have
previously been the treasurer of several sporting club and organisations.
I also feel that my professional experience – including running my own paralegal firm,
being a Fellow if the Institute of Paralegals and spending nearly a decade working in
professional services in the City of London before transitioning to become a lawyer – will
provide an number of benefits which assist the committee, the society and all of the
2. Carole Caple
I have been an OU student for several years and am currently studying for my BSc Natural
Science (Environmental Science), LLB (Graduate Entry), MSc Env. Man. and MM Law to work in Environmental Law in the future. I enjoy studying with the OU and recently completed both
W822 Human Rights Law and W202 Contract & Tort law which were immensely interesting.
Over the years I have held several committee roles and my background in maths and
accounting (BA Accounting) are useful for the role of Treasurer. I am quite organised and
methodical in my work and have experience of book-keeping, creating budgets and finance
reports and keeping detailed records.
My OU study history is quite varied and I have completed a Post Grad. Diploma in Development Management, 3 Post Grad. Certificates including a PGCE Secondary Maths and four
Undergraduate certificates. I will return to my LLB after my BSc is completed in 2025.
I work as an outreach teacher for students who are not in school for various reasons and have
also been a Legal Secretary in a local solicitor's office. I am also a senior examiner for a leading
exam board which requires good organisation skills. I spend free time tending my allotments
and I am the curator of an extensive textiles collection.
It is vital that we keep societies like the OULs going to allow future students to benefit from the
many opportunities to engage with other Open University law students and professionals and
the various events organised by the committee. I am very interested in becoming Treasurer as I
think that my experience, qualifications and understanding of being an OU student will be very
useful. I enjoy committee work and helping others to benefit from what the organisation has
to offer them.
3. Re-Open Nominations