Posted on Mon 09 Sep 2019 at 16:39 by Louise Henrard
Running up to Freshers Week, I have helped bringing lanyards and freshers guide into halls. I personally focussed on Fyfe House so if you are living there, remember I was the one who got lost multiple times in your building to provide you with these precious guides!
I met with AberGreen to talk about the future sustainable events training we will offer at the end of September for societies. It should include help regarding catering, equipment, communication and many more ways to make your events and societies more sustainable. It is open to all committtees members so please come along.
I had my first meeting with my Environment and Ethics Committee, we discussed what is expected of student council, events which we will be organising throughout the year and anything they are particularly passionate about. If you want to get involved, the student elections are open for nomination! (https://www.ausa.org.uk/elections/current/)
If you want to join the very cool Environment and Ethics Committee and work towards making the campus, the Union and the University more sustainable and ethics, nominate yourself! If you want to join the equally cool Communities Committee which will be focussing on housing, transport and community services and how to make it available and affordable for students, nominate yourself as well!
I might be biased because I chair both committees but of course, there are many many different committees and forums you cna get involved in. Postgraduate, Foresterhill, Part-time, LGBTQ+, Disabled amongst many.
At the moment, I am writing an application (https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainability-climate-change/climate-challenge-fund/applying-for-ccf-funding/) to get funding for another sustainable project. While AberGreen is leaving us in March 2020, we are hoping to secure funding for a new project starting on September 2020. Based on feedback, it will be based around food and three key strands (Growing,Sharing and Cooking). If you have any suggestions, ideas or comments on what you would like to be included in the application, please contact me. Deadline is on the 20th September and we are hoping to gather as much feedback to represent students need and interest in this application.
I participated in a media training for a whole day. We learned how to deal with the media, how to respond to interviews and how to best express our messages in a short period of time. It was really helpful to gain confidence when working with the media.
Then on Saturday and Sunday, I welcomed our students moving in Hillhead Halls. It was great to meet so many of you, hopefully my guided tour of the campus was enjoyable!