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President Student Experience: Autumn Update

Amelia Banton, President Student Experience, provides an update on what she's been working on recently.

Amelia Banton, President Student Experience

Every day, I attend Exeter’s Covid Oversight Operational Meeting chaired by the Registrar, ensuring that the SU have oversight at the top level of university decision making. Falmouth do not have an equivalent meeting.

I’ve also been working with the FXPlus events team and ResLife on a series of online events over Christmas that can be accessed by students wherever you are. Our new contract with Native, an online events platform exclusively for Students’ Unions and our first event will be happening this week.

I’ve been working with my part time officers on their projects, such as setting up Green Committee who have recently been elected to work alongside the FXPlus sustainability team and overhauling Legends, to recognise all student volunteering. We’ve had six new societies affiliated at the most recent forum, and although there has been no society activity since the start of the second national lockdown, I was really pleased to coordinate Penryn Produce continuing as an essential service and to review society applications to the Annual Fund.

Due to low usage, earlier this term the library was closed overnight but I worked with FXPlus and Exeter to ensure there was alternative provision out of hours. Thank you to all the students who contacted me about this!

Despite being delayed due to Covid, the Cornwall sports strategy is making good progress, and a paper written in will be presented to Exeter council in February. I chaired a table on this at the recent Big Rep Meeting.

Together with Liv Harvey (VP Activities up at Exeter Guild) we are drafting a new Memorandum of Understanding between our two unions. The pandemic has seen us work closer together than ever before and this MoU will provide greater support for students on the BMBS programme who switch unions during their degrees. There will be a student consultation on the first draft in the New Year.

Between now and Christmas I’m working on society activity next term.


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