Societies Officer: Tanya Elliott
My name is Tanya Elliott and I am going into my last year at Newman studying History and Education. I have been involved in societies since arriving at Newman and have enjoyed being part and later Vice-Chair of Anime and Manga Society. I chosen to become Societies Officer as I would like to support new and existing societies.
As Societies Officer I will be supporting students in pursuing their hobbies and interests in a safe space. Recreational activities are vital during your academic career and it's proven that those students who join a society are more likely to get a 2:1 or a 1st in their degree. Increasing and maintaining the current number of societies that we have at Newman is one of my main priorities, as well as looking at introducing Academic Societies.
Job Description (summary)
All Officers are responsible for the day to day running and management of the Union as an organisation, including but not limited to: ensuring it complies with the law and relevant acts, in particular the Education and Charity Acts, funding and budget monitoring, compliance with Health and Safety legislation, ensuring Union Policies and Procedures are adhered to and representing students. All Officers are also required to be actively involved in collective work and be willing to accept work at the request of an appropriate body.
Societies Officer voluntary role (non-sabbatical)
Works closely with the Membership Services Coordinator to ensure the Union enables students to create and run a variety of Societies and Associations, within the organisations wider goals, providing training, advice, guidance and varied support throughout the year to current and new student groups.
A full job description can be found in the NSU Constitution, Bye Law 1
This will be developing links between all societies and encouraging them to support each others event and activities as well as encouraging attendance through SU events, activities and AGM and student forums developing their voice. This will be encouraged through email or society guild which in turn should increase societies communication.
2. Society Guild
Society Guild will continue from last years foundations. This will be an informal gathering to discuss the SU's and societies up and coming events, additional information needed for each society, to gather their input on society topics and most importantly socialise and support each other.