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President Update: Ellie Ricks

Hi everyone! Whether you are working hard or hardly working, I hope that you are taking care of yourself and enjoying the run down to the end of the year.

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Over the last study block I’ve been working on a variety of projects, mostly around the food on campus. Working with FXplus and food consultant to the stars Myles Brammer we’ve been finding just what students want from the food offered on campus and how we can improve what we offer to best suit those needs.  

Alongside this I’ve been seeing what happens to our food waste. Through this, we’ve partnered with Too Good to Go, an app which connects customers to restaurants and stores that have unsold food surplus. The campus shop will now be offering bags of unsold food each week for a reduced price, providing students and members of the local community to cut down on their food waste and maybe try something new. Keep an eye on the Too Good to go app for more info!  

Alongside food, I’ve been exploring what students want and needs are from their campus experience. We have some of the most amazing campuses in the country, but there is always ways to improve. As part of my manifesto priorities, I’ve been asking you all what you think about the Falmouth campus library. Thank you so much to everyone that gave their opinion, it was truly invaluable, and your work will be informing some amazing changes coming in the future.  

Our ‘ The Future of Events’ survey had also been taking place to discover your opinion on the events taking place on campus. The feedback from this survey has helped to shape the future of events on campus, informing how we can make your student experience the best it can possibly be.  

Finally, let’s talk about sustainability week! Sustainability week was an amazing week of sustainability themed events and activities run by us here at the SU as well as the Green Committee and our fabulous green student groups, across Penryn and Falmouth Campus.  Sustainability is more important than ever we wanted to go off with bang, which we most certainly did. I was gutted I couldn’t be there but I wish I could have gone along to the amazing workshops (probably couldn’t have gone anyway, they were sold out!). Big thank you to the amazing folks that made it possible, this week would have been nothing without your amazing ideas, planning and delivery.  

At the SU we understand that now more than ever the student experience is rapidly changing, so if you have any ideas, questions, feedback or suggestions do not hesitate to get in contact with us. One of our lovely team, myself or one of the amazing part time officers and green committee members will be more than happy to lend you an ear and set about the changes needed to make your student experience here the best it can possibly be! 


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