Posted on Thu 24 Oct 2019 at 09:24 by Ffion Jones
In the past month I worked on and released Undeb Bangor’s stance against a No-Deal Brexit which then led to me securing £1250 in funding from For Our Future’s Sake to send a big coach full of us down to London last week for the People’s Vote march! It was a roaring success and we marched alongside over 1 million others for a second referendum. Many of our students didn’t get the chance to vote back in 2016 which is one of the reasons why we demand a People’s Vote.
We’ve just elected our course reps and there’s nearly 300 of them!! This is so important for making sure the Student Voice is heard and that your views on education are represented and acted upon. We’re now nearly at the end of training and I can tell we’re going to have a great year. In addition to our course reps we’ve just elected our Undeb Bangor Councillors too! These guys are here to represent students on almost every demographic from EU students to Parents and Carers alongside representing views on the Environment and Mental Health too! Our first Council went so well, we debated and passed a number of Ideas which have been on my agenda and I’m glad I’ve got the backing too!
I’ve also been working closely with Henry, our VP sports, on tackling lectures put on a Wednesday afternoon which we’re seeing considerable improvements on already!
I’ve been hard at work making sure the University takes sustainability seriously. I’ve been working very closely with the Sustainability Lab on Waste Awareness Week which was a success, informing students on proper recycling practices. One big win is that the university has now got rid of plastic cups at Main Arts for Open Days and hopefully we can roll more of this out across the board. I’ve also been working on an Undeb Procurement Policy which will guide our staff so that when we’re purchasing items, their sustainable value is looked at. This will also be rolled out for Serendipity next year hopefully.
Overall I’m still really loving my time as VP Education and as always, if you’ve got any issues, please just let me know!