Presentation on theme: "Comms and Democracy Round 2 Mike Potter. -GOAL Days moved closer to Student Council to consult on key issues, all staff GOAL day held in January and better."— Presentation transcript:
Comms and Democracy Round 2 Mike Potter
-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. - Worked with an incredible sabbatical team