apologies for my absence on here - definitely not updating as much as I could!. So brace yourself for a round-up of last term, what’s been going on this term, and what we’ve got coming up!…
The first term was a REALLY busy one for us at SUBU. Arrivals of course was a huge part, involving welcoming, helping out, and providing activities and nights out for nearly 4,000 new students to BU. SUBU ran a whole bunch of awesome club nights at TOFS, and the term was packed with lots of different campaigns we ran for you all including Money Matters, taking students to the NUS Demo, Speak Week, SSHH, First Year Counts, BUnique week, One World One Planet…All sorts!
Some of my personal projects included spreading the SSHH message through Winton, developing the First Year Counts campaign to show freshers that their year DOES count for lots of reasons, and the Winton Winter Watch project - collecting food donated by students and delivering it to local elderly/vulnerable people to help them through the Winter months.
It’s things like all the above that make my job feel so worthwhile.
Some of the other things I got up to that aren’t as obvious as campaigns include being part of the University’s Institutional Review process, running the contriBUte scheme as a way for students to input on uni changes and earn whilst doing it, running the Part-Time Officer elections, helping VP Education train student reps, and most importantly representing YOUR views at a variety of important meetings within the University - including the Board of Governors!
This term so far…
So I’ve already been up to a fair bit this term - I’ve recently been collecting together feedback you’ve given us on the quality of the U2 bus service and arranging a meeting with Uni staff to see what we can do to make using it a better experience for students. Myself and the other 3 officers also released our first SUBUrbia TV - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ly25XHzfeE&feature=youtu.be - giving you a snappy update on what we’ve been up to. Some REALLY exciting news is that I’ve been attending meetings on the new Student Centre building to be built soon ready for 2015, which will be the new home of SUBU in the heart of campus, and this has now been approved to go ahead! so keep a look out for more info on it coming soon and opportunities for you to have your say on what you want it to be like.
As I’ve said previously, a big part of my role is community, so already this term we’ve launched our burglary campaign, ‘Shut it, Lock it’, encouraging students to keep their properties secure from theft…
…and coming up
This week has been the relaunch of the SSHH campaign! this stands for ‘Silent Students, Happy Homes’ and is our big push to deal with the noise and anti-social behaviour problems still occurring in the local community. Check out the official SSHH video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjd7GFRU0nY and the new ‘Community’ page on the SUBU website for more info:http://subu.org.uk/content/896383/
AAAND the next big thing I’m working on this term is the Full-Time Officer elections! I’ll be doing another post just about this very soon but if you or anyone you know fancies doing my job or one of the other FT Officer’s roles next year, nominations open on Monday for 2 weeks so check all the info out and hand in your nomination form!
that’s all for now,