I think I am suitable for the role of Vice President Communities because I am dedicated, friendly, and already familiar with the give and take involving such roles. I would create a welcoming environment so that students would feel comfortable coming to me with any issues or questions they might have and having shadowed the current vice president of communities for a day, I feel I have a decent understanding of what the job entails and see it well within my ability. On top of that I have been Secretary Affairs of ArCana - Poverty Alleviation society for 2 years and have accumulated skills such as working in a team, event planning, problem solving and working under pressure.
What I hope to accomplish
- Creating career opportunities out of clubs and societies
- Increase student engagement by recruiting ALS members to give clubs and societies advice or adding a mini clubs and societies fayre that takes place in the halls of residence.
- Promotion of equal rights and opportunities for all
- Create greater support and information network for club presidents by making a packet with all the information on initiatives and funding opportunities available to them.
- Reduction of number of members required to start a society from 10 to 5-7 to allow more niche interests to be able to start their own society.
- Reducing quoracy required for committee elections in clubs. Societies who find themselves unable to increase member engagement but need to elect committee members would find it beneficial to have to meet a lower requirement of members present at the meeting.
- Promotion of environmentally friendly initiatives
- Increase the engagement of members of the university with union events and to encourage as many students as possible to join in and get involved with the union.