On Monday 10 June, all incoming student group Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers were invited to our revamped Student Group Training, to learn all the key facts, skills and information to tackle summer administration in preparation for next academic year.
The day was organised and run by the Student Opportunities team, giving students the chance to meet the team in person and ask any burning questions face to face!
We had an outstanding 234 students attend across six different sessions, and it was fantastic to see you get so involved, asking questions and meeting new people!
We introduced some new sessions and refreshed some of the old ones, balancing more information-heavy sessions on web room bookings, finance, the CRM system and student emails. This year, there were more creative activities and participation-fuelled sessions titled ‘Leadership’, ‘Road to Freshers’ and ‘Inclusion and Diversity’.
Throughout the day, we were asking students for their feedback on a number of different projects that the Students’ Union undertakes every year, as well as some big summer projects. We are always student focused, therefore it is vital for us to include students on the decisions being made.
There were stations set up in the foyer of the Windsor Building, where students could feed back on the current socials and guest speaker policies, making sure that student feedback is at the heart of any updates we make.
There were also chances to feed back on Varsity, giving us ideas for merchandise, and how to make next year’s event bigger and better than before by including non-competitive groups and individuals, and showcasing an array of talents.
Socs Ball this year was a hit, but we wanted to know how you would change it up – we came up with three different options and asked for you to vote on which was your favourite, giving us an indication of how best to start preparations for next year!
Throughout the day, you had the chance to fire questions at us on Slido, with students reaching out to ask about everything from "how do I book a bus test?", to "what’s the difference between the Sabbs and Coordinators?" and "how will the money in our account for this year affect our budget for next year?".
We had a great time answering these and many more, and should any of you have any other questions, then please do feel free to get in touch with us! But in the meantime, check out the frequently asked questions and answers below!
Frequently Asked Questions
We were so impressed with the leadership qualities we saw throughout the day. Thank you for your valuable feedback, we are always looking to improve and streamline, so we will review your comments! You all threw yourselves into each and every area of the training day, and we cannot wait to see the great things you will achieve next year as you start on your leadership journeys.
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