ANNA WELSH Societies and Development 

ABOUT ANNA

Hey there, I’m Anna your Societies and Development Officer this year! I graduated from MMU with a degree in Mathematics. I was always involved with societies during my time at university and held the role of chair for AniMMU and treasurer for the Guild of Change Ringers as well as being society council chair; I loved every moment. I cannot wait to work with all society members this year, my door will always be open and I’m so excited to talk to you all about the great things you’ll be getting up to.

MORE ABOUT MY ROLE

 

The Societies and Development Officer is a brand new role for 2018/19. They represent 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

 

TAILORED TRAINING FOR SOCIETY COMMITTEE MEMBERS - completed 

 

In September and January I helped to plan and deliver training that was specifically what the society committee members asked for and said they wanted from the feedback I received. 

 

NEW STRUCTURE TO THE SOCIETIES DEVELOPMENT FUND - completed

 

This year we put out some new guidance on the ‘grant funding’. This saw societies needing to come in and justify their bids if they were over £500 leading to more informed decisions and much more effective spending of the budget.

 

MAKING CONTENT PRODUCED BY THE SU MORE ACCESSIBLE - in progress

 

This is still a work in progress, so far we have managed to subtitle almost all our videos that get put out but I am noticing a shift in where the change is being requested for this- more to come!

 

UPDATE AND IMPORVE ONLINE RESOURCES FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS  - yet to start

 

I’ve been having so much fun meeting with you guys and delivering in person training that this has slipped off my radar! I’ll take time in May to look into this though so hopefully it will become accessible for next academic year!

 

ENSURE CREWE SOCIETIES ARE SUPPORTED - complete

 

I’ve been down to the campus many times since I started and had an amazing time supporting the students in the events they have ran! I have also equally enjoyed talking to you all about your problems and worked with you to solve them!

 

TACKLE SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS - in progress

 

I have been working with the University on this and although you haven’t seen much from me about this yet, I have lots of exciting things that are about to happen! So keep an eye out for that.

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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