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SU President Student Experience
Hello, I am Amelia and I am the SU President Student Experience, which means I represent students from both universities in Cornwall on everything that isn’t directly related to your degree, such as sports, societies, sustainability, volunteering, and fundraising. Moving to a new place, especially from abroad, can be daunting, and the SU was pivotal to me finding my feet when I started my history degree in 2018. I’ve loved what getting involved has given me, from the friends I’ve made in societies, to the changes I’ve been able to implement in my department as a Course Rep.
I’m so excited to be taking on this role and to begin implementing my manifesto, although so much has changed since I wrote it! It’s going to be a strange year as we adapt to life with Covid-19 but, whatever happens, the SU will be working to make sure you have the best student experience you possibly can. The SU is run by students for students, so don’t be afraid to get involved. If you have any questions, feedback or ideas, no matter how strange, please get in touch.
Roles and responsibilities
- Student opportunities - including sports clubs, societies, volunteering and fundraising
- Sustainability - including carbon use, water and energy, biodiversity and estates, green travel, catering and procurement, and waste and recycling
- Events - from Freshers to Graduation
- Commercial facilities - including the bars, shops, outlets, sports centre and more
- Estates - including the construction of new buildings, social and study spaces, the library and resources
- IT and digital - covering IT spaces, online learning platforms and timetabling
Optimising and enhancing study spaces is a key priority of mine. I’d love to work with FXPlus to create study spaces in the style of the new Undergraduate Study Space in the Peter Lanyon Building. Along this vein, I would also love to work towards developing a dedicated Postgraduate study space for Falmouth students.
27/09/2020 The new academic building (Exchange Courtyard) has opened and the new social building is on track for a January opening.
27/09/2020 I have been attending monthly Academic & Social Buildings Project Boards so am able to effectively track progress, and I have met with FXPlus later this week to discuss furniture.
27/09/2020 It is really important that the Sustainability café and Bar will feel like student owned spaces so over the term I will be looking for feedback from students about how we can ensure this happens.
27/09/2020 Library study spaces are bookable via this link: https://library.fxplus.ac.uk/using-library/about-library/study-spaces. I had a meeting with the head of the Library to pass on feedback from reps about the system and I’m really pleased that these are being enacted, including the development of a digital map of the library to help you find your booked seats.
This can be summed up by getting the disengaged engaged with what the SU already do. Offer of First Aid Training (including Mental Health First Aid) for committee members, Specifically Presidents and Members Reps.
27/09/2020 I have been working with the Student Opportunities team to review how funding is allocated to sports clubs and societies to ensure it is as fair as possible.
27/09/2020 Together with Charlotte, I am working with lots of students and societies to organise a programme of events for Black History Month in October.
Starting university is hard, especially when you are in a new country, coping with a new currency and potentially language. I would draw on my experience of living and studying abroad to help students integrate into both university and British life
Text book and equipment recycling scheme. This will contribute to saving both the planet and money. Opportunities for graduating students to sell or donate to younger years. I envisage two events for books sale or exchange – one at the end of the year for 2nd/3rd years to sell to 1st/2nd years and one in September for selling to the new freshers.
More sustainable options in the food outlets and campus shop
Improvement of recycling facilities on campus, including investigating the possibility of recycling food waste.
Other Things I'm Working on
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