What Is the Ukrainian Students Union

The Ukrainian Students Union is a community interest group that unites Ukrainian students across the UK and around the world in an ecosystem of development and cooperation to foster a better future for Ukraine.

Guided by European values, the Ukrainian Students Union has organised numerous social and academic events. We are proud to have the trust of 34 Ukrainian societies across the UK, with a total of over 1000 students.

Student Conference in Manchester

Global Advocacy for Ukrainian Students: We are dedicated to promoting the interests of Ukrainian students abroad, ensuring their voices are heard

Cultural Enrichment and Awareness: Increase global awareness of Ukrainian culture and values, stimulating an understanding among international audience

Youth Empowerment and Civic Responsibility: Encourage Ukrainian students abroad to engage in civic responsibility, helping nurture socially responsible individuals

Career Development: Provide career opportunities for Ukrainian students, harnessing their potential to actively contribute to the reconstruction of the Ukrainian economy and statehood

Union Mission

Key Pillars of the Union

Advocating, enlightening culturally, and nurturing social responsibility  

Our Milestones

June 4th
Representatives of Ukrainian societies in 14 British universities sign a historic document to pursue cooperation at the USU’s inauguration ceremony at the Ukrainian Embassy in London.
June 10
Ukrainian President Zalenskyy addresses the Union with over 2,000 students in attendance across 9 universities in the UK
President Zalenskyy addresses the Union
October 24
The first cycle of the Ukrainian Future Leaders programme launches at the European Parliament in Brussels
October 28
The First Ukrainian Student Conference hosted in Manchester and USU membership grows to include 19 societies
Student Conference in Manchester

Team Section


Danylo Nikiforov



Maliek Banat



Pavel Pimkin

Careers Director


Artem Abgaryan

International Outreach Director


Daniel Brotsman

Society Development Director


Olesia Khodykina

SMM Director


Steven Pahirya

Technology Director


Amaliia Popova

Events Manager


Anhelina Shamlii

Events Director


Nataliia Krekhovetska

Events Manager


Sofiia Taran

Partnership Manager


Artem Veklich

IT & Data Manager


Anastasiya Polyakova

Careers Manager


Anna Rudenko

Events Manager


Yelyzaveta Kovtun

Social Media Manager


Dmytro Tretiakov

Head of Trustees, Vice President of CEO Club

Ihor Mints

Treasurer, Managing Director at EG Capital

Serhii Haidaichuk

Founder and President of CEO Club Ukraine/London

Egor Grebennikov

Co-Founder of TIS Group of Terminals, Founder and Investor of Impact Hub Odessa

Kateryna Polyakova

Maecenas and Philanthropist

Edward Lucas

Journalist, Security Expert, Lib Dem Candidate

Max Fras

Dr Max Fras Visiting Fellow at the LSE