Manchester Metropolitan University Students' Union
 

EVELYN SWEENEY Societies and Development 

ABOUT EVELYN

Hi, I'm Evelyn and I'm your Societies and Development officer for this academic year! I graduated from MMU with a degree in English. I've been involved in societies since I started my first year at MMU, and ended up becoming the chair of the Rock society and the Societies Council. Societies completely changed my experience of university and gave me a brand new family and because of that, I'm super passionate and excited to start this year. Feel free to find me on campus for any help or advice you need, or even just to let me know what amazing things you're getting up to!

MORE ABOUT MY ROLE

 

The Societies and Development Officer is a role focused on representing societies and student groups to the university, local and national organisations, and lead the promotion of social, cultural, educational, religious and political activities in the Union. The Officer plays a lead role in raising the positive profile of students in the city and will work with student volunteers and campaigners to develop a strong organising culture within the Societies Council.

 

MY GOALS

 

Societies volunteering website – not yet started

I want to help develop students by introducing a new Societies Volunteering website, so committee members can log their volunteering hours, to help support students provide evidence of their time put into the Union and the community.

 

Improve society committee training – in progress

We're hoping to introduce more society training as soon as possible, by including more online resources so that students can refer back to their support whenever they need to.

 

Society calendar – not yet started

I want to introduce new calendars for all students, that contain information for the regular society socials available, as well as information on the larger events hosted by students. Giving students ease of access and making sure they are offered more support while at the university.

 

Restructuring the Society Council – in progress

I'd like to introduce an Arts and Media representative onto the societies council, as well as a Music and Performance representative to help balance the other roles that exist that represent the societies. I'd also like to ensure that decisions made by the council regarding new societies and grants requests are made in a more time-efficient manner.

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GET IN TOUCH

Feel free to get in touch with me via email, Facebook, Twitter or phone, details are here.

Email: s.u.socdev@mmu.ac.uk

Phone: 0161 247 5695