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In order to vote for this position you must have been a member of a Union-affiliated non-sports society for at least 28 days.
Hi guys, I'm Daniel! I humbly volunteer myself as your Societies Officer because of my compassionate nature, which I've enhanced not only through my participation in the SwimmingSoc, BizSoc, ISoc, WPSoc, JJSoc and CSoc, but also with my recent acceptance into Project Access as a trainee mentor to help underprivileged students access top unis. In addition to that, I’ve also developed strong interpersonal skills through my work at Scala as a maintenance man, by keeping the venue safe and the beer flowing to ensure that everyone has a good time!
I want to hold the Student Union accountable to ensure that every society gets equal and fair treatment when it comes to facilities and funding! Furthermore, I want to use my time as Societies Officer to actively promote the establishment of new societies by organising special events to make everyone in our community feel represented! Finally, I promise a sophisticated communication system to strengthen the Union's relationship with all societies by holding a regular Zoom session each week to allow all members to voice their concerns and ideas!
Why should you vote for me? Because I will bring the wind of change into the Student Union! I’ve heard that too many societies are underfunded, that students don’t feel any connection with the current Students’ Union! We deserve better! That is why we should bring about change. Change that is now necessary because the Students Union run around in cartwheels! I am committed to do things differently as your Societies Officer. To get results in the first 30 days. Not next year, now. That’s my commitment to you.
I have experience within societies as both a member and within various committee positions: I have dealt with our SU in this capacity for nearly two years, and am utterly committed to transforming it where I and many others have recognised these processes could be better reflective and streamlined.
Simply, I want societies to be able to function as smoothly as possible and believe I have the internal knowledge of how our SU functions to achieve that. I promise to listen to you and your concerns and bring them to the table in a way that creates change and brings accountability.
I will overhaul the society reimbursement process, speaker and room booking system. At present, these are not working for SU staff - who are often overburdened and underpaid - and nor is it working for us. I will ensure these are transformed in a way that takes into account the needs of both society committees and members.
I promise to hold our SU to account when it comes to student voice and genuine representation of the needs/wants of students. Leading a society should be fun and enjoyable, not one often overshadowed by the stress of slow bureaucracy and mismanagement.
If you want a Students' Union that caters to the genuine needs of students and our societies: vote for me! I have vast experience on the committees of various societies, as President, Treasurer, Collaborations Officer and Social Media Manager. I will use my experience and past difficulties with dealing with the Students' Union, as well as listening to your concerns, to radically transform the relationship between grassroots student societies and the bureaucracy of the SU.
¡Hasta la victoria siempre!