Posted on Mon 03 Feb 2020 at 13:08 by Isla Scott
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend!
Here’s my weekly update but first a quick note – with Sports Ball coming this Thursday I’ll be pretty busy and won’t be taking many meetings however I do have an open session tomorrow 2-5pm in Union Brew so come find me there! https://www.facebook.com/events/601080883991024/
On Monday I was out of office. I took a much needed day off after a very busy past few weeks.
On Tuesday morning, myself, Ailsa (AUSA Events), and Danielle (AUSA Activities) sat down to go through Sports Ball prep prior to sending off the seating arrangements. In the afternoon, myself, the other sabbs, and Margaret (AUSA CEO) attended the Student Experience Committee meeting. There we discussed all things student. Cecilia gave an AUSA update to the committee and we received updates from the Directorate of Academic Services & Online Learning, the Directorate of People, the Directorate of Estates & Facilities (however no members of the department were in attendance for questions), the Directorate of Digital and Information Services (however again no members were present for questions). Then on Tuesday evening, I chaired a meeting of the Sports Union Blues Committee where we went through the Sports Union Trophy nominations and chose the winners for the ball this Thursday.
On Wednesday, AUSA met with Duncan Stuart (Head of UoA Student Experience) to discuss comms and engagement for the Student Partnership Agreement. For those not in the know, the SPA is a document the sabb team have been working on revising this year. The document essentially outlines how AUSA and UoA Student Experience dept. can be working together on joint projects etc. In the afternoon, I had a very productive meeting with my Sports Union Committee – we talked about some exciting upcoming projects (keep your eyes peeled) and changes to Committee positions for 20/21. On Wednesday evening I attended a meeting with Aberdeen University Swimming & Water Polo Club and UoA SET to discuss club relations with the UoA Performance Swimming Programme and how they can be improved for the upcoming year.
On Thursday, as well as working my way through my inbox I had a few meetings with students. I met with the President of Aberdeen University Kickboxing Club to talk about their recent affiliation as a Probationary Sports Club and chat about what support we can provide them moving forward.
On Friday, the sabbs and AUSA Senior Management had our bi-weekly meeting. Danielle and I met to go through the Sports Union Byelaw and Policies as many of them are unclear or out of date. With this we hope to be able to update the Byelaw and Policies before the next election for Sports Union Committee. We also finalised the details for our Sports Ball Salon at Union Brew this Thursday! More details can be found on the Aberdeen University Sports Union page.
Finally, on Saturday I made my way down to Glasgow for the Glasgow University Sports Association - GUSA Ball. Another good night with my fellow sports sabbs, thanks for invite Paddy Everingham. It's been interesting to see the contrast between how different Sports Unions celebrate their students' successes.
Speaking of student success - AUSA Sports Ball is this Thursday and I can’t wait to see all of you there!