Executives Update - November 2020

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 feed into the direction of new streams of work.

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 feed into the direction of new streams of work.

Previously, we updated you on what was to come from the second round of Executives this year, and now the Officers tell you all they've been up to so far!

What are the Executives?

Here's what happened…

Education Executive

  • Provided input into the work that VP Education Alissa Chohan is carrying out. This included online resources, support for joint honours students, careers and volunteering, and academic feedback.
  • Discussed the changes as a result of Covid-19, with a focus on resources, motivation and assessments.
  • Fed into the Digital Education Experience 2.0 survey with results announced as soon as the analysis has been completed.

Wellbeing, Community & Diversity Executive

  • Provided input into the work that VP Wellbeing & Diversity Henn Warwick is carrying out. This included the GP service, an anti-racism campaign, and mental health.
  • Had a check-in with all the Collectives to see how they’re getting on and what they’re hoping to do in the near future.
  • Discussed ways in which Collectives can work with the VP Wellbeing & Diversity role and what expectations there are.
  • Carried out an activity to understand the priorities for Collectives in a Covid-19 world.
  • Approved funding for the Collectives and received an update on the co-option and by-election period to fill the remaining positions.

Societies, Sports & Opportunities Executive

  • Provided input into the work that VP Societies & Sport Lucy Brown is carrying out. This included student group training, digital Freshers’ Fair, returning to activity, and governance support.
  • Discussed the implementation of the new VP Societies & Sport role and identified that overall has been beneficial. Although some concerns were raised regarding the volume of work that the VP might experience.
  • Received an update on the amendment to Byelaw L.
  • Approved both an update to the ratifications process to reflect the current environment and deratification of inactive student groups.

Carried out an activity to understand the impact of the Royal Holloway Sports Pass that was implemented by the University, whilst the reasons for its implementation are understood, the general consensus is that the Executive are against such fee.