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GOAL Days moved closer to Student Council to consult on key issues, all staff GOAL day held in January and better engagement with halls of residences. - NU:Life Committee appointed in October 2014 and involved with 5 of 6 editions this year. Subeditors responsible for editing making it more relevant to students.
Space agreed and rest of NU:TV budget to be spent on equipment for 2014/15. Equipment for podcasting for radio put in annual budget
Motion process changed from 50 to 20 students.
Voter Registration now central to University’s Induction. Students registered for local and european elections.
Podcasting to launch in September. Foundations for radio have been laid with research undertaken, risk register written for trustee board and mac blagged from IT department to reduce costs.
SU on Tour ran in January and February – engaged with a variety of different students but still evaluating effectiveness.
Not a huge amount of progress as we are waiting for results on a funding bid for additional staff to push progress forward.
Elections, Welcome Team etc put on snapcomms. Built good relationship with university comms department.
Lots of my reports to the trustees have been verbal, I will be taking the radio risk register in June and have amended the Student Council by-laws at Trustees.
Verbal elections update at each meeting
Attended CopsOffCampus and Stop the Selloff meetings but they didn’t seem to progress much further. Supported EDL counter march
HE Debate held, Housing campaign successful and continuing next year. SHAG week did not happen.
NUS Community Organiser quit and Electoral Services unresponsive, however I’ve done by own work around this.
Coach Lane bus campaign resulted in double decker bus and bus stops in Heaton.
33% in voter turnout
Student Council led by first ever steering committee , 28 sabbatical candidates.
NU:Life student led, Radio not established.
GOAL feeding into democratic direction of Union. Format of GOAL Days changed so tended to feed more into Councillors votes.
Amendments process added and Council Review voted on at this council
Other achievements: - Helped University deliver National Student Survey campaign
Refreshers Week- Abseiled down the library- NUS Conference Delegate- Appointed Digital Marketing Coordinator (twice), Duty Bars Manager, NUS Community Organiser, Marketing Manager and student staff- Periodic Review of Nursing and Allied Health
Sat on a capital project to improve Coach Lane
Lobbied for Metro passes for Coach Lane students to Trinity Square
Got electronic voting for Student Council
Commissioned the You Said, SU Did brand
Recruited a record number of elections candidates
Sat on Review, Induction Planning Group, International Committee
Welcome Week and lots of induction talks
Supported NU:TV to make lots of videos and helped organise Northumbria’s Got Talent
Activities Awards/ Annual Awards
Made Media a more central part of the Activities department
Suggested changes to how we use social media and proposed changes for the website
Built strong relationships with campus services and IT departments
Helped get cheaper food on campus
Welcome Week research leading to big changes for the pass
Chaired Coach Lane Action Group
Planned more social activities for Coach Lane
Got a new desk at Coach Lane to increase engagement in the cafe.
Attended NUS Union Development Zone Conference
Sat on HR and Remuneration sub-committee of Trustee Board.