Students’ Union Executives Round Two!

Your Executives are back for their second round, taking place between 26 and 28 January. They’ll be discussing and feeding into some big pieces of work. So what are they up to?

Your Executives are back for their second round, taking place between 26 and 28 January. They’ll be discussing and feeding into some big pieces of work. If you’re not sure what they got up to last time, you can check out the round-up or their pages.

If you’re not sure what they are, effectively, Executives are like a cabinet for each of the Vice President Sabbatical Officer positions. They are elected students who can hold the Vice Presidents to account, support the campaigns within that agenda and provide feedback.

So what are they up to?

Education Executive

The first Education Executive of the academic year is being held Wednesday 26 January. At the meeting they will:

  • Hear updates from Maia Jarvis, VP Education, as well as the School Reps on the work they’ve been up to.
  • Receive a presentation and discuss draft proposals to improve academic representation and Staff Student Committees that reps attend.
  • Hear from Leia Davies-Vale, School Rep (Life Sciences and the Environment), and a project they’ve been working on to support BAME students, Women, and students from low-income backgrounds.

Wellbeing, Community & Diversity Executive

The Wellbeing, Community, and Diversity Executive is being held Thursday 27 January. This meeting has a packed agenda, and we’re really excited to see what the Executive members think. They will:

  • Discuss some of the activities that Alice has been up to since the last Executives.
  • Check-in with all of the Collectives and hear what they’ve been doing.
  • Identify plans for both LGBT+ History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March.
  • Reflect on term one, including elections, training, and recruitment.

Societies, Sports & Opportunities

The Societies, Sport and Opportunities Executive (SSO) meeting will take place on Friday 28 January. In the meeting, the group will:

  • Feed into Alex’s ongoing work and updates from the previous meeting.
  • Discuss this year’s Colours and Societies awards, as well as the future of awards.
  • De-ratify groups that have been dormant or requested de-ratification.
  • Review the progress of groups that were ratified a year ago.

Across all three Executives, alongside their key areas of work, they will all be receiving an update on the current progress of the Freedom of Speech bill that is working its way through parliament. This will include consultation on preliminary documents that are being drafted to support any changes.