Over the Summer, your elected Officers have been working towards progressing on their priorities and manifesto points.
Here is a summary of what each Officer has been getting up to!
Frida - President
Frida has been working hard this term with different student groups on lots of different issues. This has included lobbying for improvements to public transport, addressing issues with student housing, working with student groups who want to make sure students can have the best nights out, and working to improve and advertise the student study spaces on campus.
Frida has also been working closely with students with parking issues, and lobbying the University to ensure their parking policy affects students and staff equally.
What progess has been made on annual priorities and manifesto points?
Becky - Activities Officer
Becky has been working with the societies committee has been approving lots of funding for different society welcome events & trips. Lots of new societies have also been approved (28!) including the Nordic Society, Fashion society and the International Cuisine Society!
Becky has also secured funding for ambulances to be at the sports complex for sports fixtures on Wednesdays, which is a great achievement!
Ella - Undergraduate Education Officer:
Ella has helped to mobilise the Decolonise Sussex student campaign by creating promotional materials, running the freshers stall and organising two great meetings which were very well attended.
Ella has also written a brief to take to the PVC for Education and Students to help set up a Decolonising Modules Program, with the aim of students and staff working collaboratively to decolonise different modules!
Sarah - Postgraduate Education Officer
Sarah has been attending lots of commitees this term, including the Exam and Assessment Regulations Sub-Committee,Teaching and Learning Committee & Doctoral Studies Committee.
Sarah also attended National Union of Students SU conference & Southern Unions Conference where she got to speak to lots of different Student Unions and gain great ideas about how to improve things here at Sussex.
May - Welfare Officer
May has worked hard to push the university to change their name change policy to make it easier for students. As a result, students can now change their name with an unenrolled deed poll.
May has also pushed for the university to sign the Stand Alone Pledge to support estranged students here at Sussex.
Aisling - Society and Citizenship Officer
Aisling has attended lots of university committees and meetings including Health, Safety and Environment Committee and Environmental Forum.
She has also been working hard to support students with their housing issues, and advocated for students who have been unhappy with their accommodation.
Read more about the Officer reports here!
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Wed 04 Sep 2019
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Fri 19 Jul 2019
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