Manchester Metropolitan University Students' Union

EVELYN SWEENEY Societies and Development 


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!



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.




Societies volunteering website – complete

Society Committee Members can now log their hours through the Union website. There is also guidance available about what you can log as your hours.


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 – in progress

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 – complete

The Society Council for this academic year is now set up and changes to the council include an additional Academic Representative, an additional Hobbies and Interests Representative and a new Media, Music and Performance Representative. The council are meeting regularly to communicate their actions throughout the year as well as have a new platform to discuss actions online.

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


Phone: 0161 247 5695