Hey guys! We've done a lot over July and August to prepare for your return. Mostly training, but we have also had some key meetings in this 6 week period. Here's a quick look into how that went for us.
Southern SU Conference
We went to UEA for a conference with other Student Unions, where I brainstormed ideas with the other VP Educations on how to tackle the deadlines problem we face here at Essex. I've gathered some interesting information about how other universities handle deadlines being too close to each other, and also witnessed some cracking karaoke from the other Sabbs.
I've had several initial conversations with the university about the support available to estranged students, and have given them some guidance on the additional difficulties estranged students and care leavers face. I'm hoping to further this work throughout the year with the help of the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service team.
Big Plan Plan
As an SU we spent a number of days in intensive sessions talking about the big plan you all decided on. There were ideas, challenges and tears, but (hopefully!) look forward to some big wins by the end of the year! #BringBackThePaternoster
Loughton Welcome Day
We rocked up to Loughton to welcome all our new students to the SU, and more importantly give them crucial advice for their time here. Surprisingly, I was at the education table for the day.