Executives Update: January 2021

Over the past few weeks, school reps, Collective convenors and student group members met with your VPs to discuss the projects that have been happening in the last few months, and to feed into the direction of new streams of work. They’ve already been doing some exciting things!

Previously, we updated you on what was to come from the second round of Executives this year. Over the past few weeks, school reps, Collective convenors and student group members met with your VPs to discuss the projects that have been happening in the last few months, and to feed into the direction of new streams of work. They’ve already been doing some exciting things!

What are the Executives?

Education Executive

  • Updated the progress on emergency regulations and encouraged members to come to a Q&A that the Students’ Union will host once they have been announced.
  • Received an update on the exciting projects that school reps are working on including a one-stop moodle page for the school of Life Sciences and the Environment, quizzes in the school of Law and Social Sciences, and the improvement of performance recitals within the school of Performing and Digital Arts.
  • Extensively discussed exams and assessments for the remainder of this year, with some broad thinking about how we can transition into the next academic year ensuring everyone has the support they need.

Wellbeing, Community & Diversity Executive

  • Updated on the various projects VP Wellbeing & Diversity Henn Warwick is working on, including a sexual health and anti-racism campaign in which members came up with further ideas and suggestions.
  • Received an update on the work that Collectives are doing including investigating a Radar key scheme with the Disabled Students Collective and work towards LGBT+ History Month with the LGBT+ Collective while thinking ahead to Women’s History Month in March.

Societies, Sports & Opportunities Executive

  • Updated on projects that VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown has been working on, including meeting with Sabbatical Officers of other students’ unions, running committee cafés, anti-racism and Student Group Elections.
  • Reviewed groups that were ratified this time last year with progress updates and goals to work towards.
  • Discussed the VP Societies & Sport role and whether members of the Executive still have the same concerns. It was expressed that although they generally do, it was due to being in a COVID-19 year rather than a normal working year. However, there have been so many benefits to this new role that have been appreciated and hope to continue.
  • Looked at ways to engage more students beyond student groups and mapped out ways in which groups can take part in activities easier.
  • Extensively discussed what recognition could look like for student groups this year, identifying a range of opportunities that will benefit all groups.

We would like to round off this update with a massive thank you from the Sabbatical Officers to the students involved in all of the Executives. Bringing their knowledge as school reps, Collective Convenors and student groups, has supported us beyond these meetings and the contributions they make to help us ensure that we are representing you to the best of our ability.

For more information about the Executives, you should check out their pages below:

Education
Wellbeing, Community & Diversity
Societies, Sports & Opportunities