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VP Activities

 

What does VP Activities do?

I overlook participation and involvement within clubs and societies, whilst also encouraging students to get involved with new ones. I also work alongside of Raising and Giving (RAG), which encourages students to get involved in raising money for good causes whilst enjoying life changing experiences.

About Me

I’ve just finished my second year of studying BA(Hons) Events and Leisure Marketing and I’m currently completing my placement year in the role of VP Activities.

As a student I got involved at SUBU by volunteering on the SUBU Executive committee for two years, being the former Chair of the Activities Council, two-time conference delegate for the National Union of Students (NUS) and being President of one of SUBU’s largest societies.

My favourite thing about Bournemouth is the beach, most especially Sandbanks. With so many activities and events going on day by day, Bournemouth University is a hub buzzing of excitement and fun.

In my spare time I love to get creative with anything and everything, I also enjoy cooking. 

 

My Progress

The trouble with the stigma around mental health is really about the myths we tell ourselves as a society. This stigma means that people feel uncomfortable about mental health and don’t talk about it much. As your VP Activities 2018/19, I want to raise awareness to destigmatize and break down any barriers students who are suffering from mental health may face. I plan on promoting positive mental health amongst clubs and societies, to ensure it is accessible.

Ranging from reducing stress to exceeding better academically, being involved in physical activity has many benefits. This is why I want work with SportBU, to improve sport facilities at both Talbot and Lansdowne Campus. In addition, I want to break down and tackle any financial barriers students face surrounding these extracurricular activities.

Who doesn’t love free stuff? This year I aim to make Freshers’ Fair bigger and better, by expanding across campus and by having more commercial brands as well as offering more discounts and freebies.

Having been a president of one of SUBU’s largest societies, I know from personal experience being a leader is not an easy task. Therefore, I want to offer more support to committees to enhance their leadership skills. I also plan on improving taster sessions offered by clubs and societies.

Currently, the Freshers’ Fair happens in the heart of Talbot. Instead of moving it from Talbot to Lansdowne, I want to have a fair at Lansdowne for HSS taught students to create a more inclusive atmosphere.

I have personal experience of a barrier I faced when I was unable to join a club due to financial difficulty at the time. This is why I want to break down financial barriers within the activities remit; to ensure it is accessible for all students as well as it being feasible for committees to run their club or society.