I’m Rosie McKenna, and as you may or may not know, I’m your Vice President Academic Representation for 2015/2016, and Edge Hill Student’s Union’s first ever VP Ac. Rep!
Let me explain that;
As you will know if you attended our annual members meeting last year, (or voted in the elections, or just have a general idea of what’s happening in the SU,) the Vice Presidential roles within the SU changed, so instead of the faculty based system that we had previously, we now have roles that are remit-specific. So in simple terms, instead of VP Faculty of Arts and Sciences, VP Faculty of Health and Social Care & VP Faculty of Education, we now Have VP Activities, VP Welfare (who is the author of the previous blog,) and VP Academic Representation.
The presidential role has stayed the same though, no change to that one.
So, what have I, VP Academic Rep, been doing since I came into post?
Well, we’ve all been training. Having introductory meetings, learning what it means to be a trustee of a charity, and just getting to grips with our roles.
We’ve also been planning out what campaigns we want to run this year, going through what last years team ran, deciding what we want to carry on with, and looking at our own manifestos and dropping those into the calendar for the year. Which I think is super exciting! As a team we’ve come up with some stellar ideas, and I’m so excited to share them with you lot!
Though apparently I do that a lot…. (In joke, soz.)
I’ve also been going to meetings to work on a student submission for QAA, (Quality Assurance Agency,) where basically I need to gather information on what you guys really think of the uni! (Don’t worry about that yet though, I’ll let you know when I need you. Don’t all queue up at once…)
We’re also changing how course reps and societies work, and I’ll be working on the new course rep training system, delivering that when you guys get elected. (Because you will need to actually be properly elected now, more information on that coming soon!)
…. I don’t even know.
So yes, it’s been a busy first few weeks, mostly laying plans. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year, and putting these plans into action!
VP Ac. Rep, out!