Rosie McDonagh #GoForRo Hi I'm Rosie, I’m a third year studying History and Ancient History and I am running to be your next VP Activities! Being President of both Irish and YMCA Society means I have loads of experience with the Guild and A and V, so I know what’s great and what needs improving. I am also a Student Ambassador, and with all these things I get involved with, I have to be pretty organised. My promises are as easy to remember as my name - R O S I E - Refreshers and Freshers Online Resources Societies Inclusivity Exeter Charities Refreshers and Freshers Encourage societies to put on events and taster sessions after January exams. It will give us some well needed stress relief and encourage a second round of society sign-ups. Advertise societies and society events on the Guild website and TVs and make a real buzz around campus like there is in Freshers’ Week. Include a ‘Spot-light On…’ on the website so societies can show-case their work at both Freshers Refreshers. Include half-year sign-ups as an option at Freshers fair and during Refreshers week to make societies more accessible, especially for exchange students. Online Resources- Make the Guild Website more accessible Help students to make a change through greater transparency about ‘Guild Ideas’ and what the Sabbatical Officers do. Make it easier for committees to plan events by collecting all the resources onto one page in a clear and accessible way. Use flow charts to help societies set up events and budgets and send emails. Centralise the Room booking and Forum table booking systems onto one web page and minimise the bureaucracy in the process. Create an online accessible calendar with society events listed. Introduce society hashtags so societies can be found easily by students with similar interests. For example, search #food and Bake Society will appear. Societies Improve committee training for new committees, including step by step guides on how to create events, budgets and risk assessments. Set up an advice clinic for new and small societies so no committee feels overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Create a start-up fund for new societies from the dormant society fund. Societies can apply for this to give them a boost for Freshers’ Week. Explore options for new society spaces for committee meetings and secure storage. Use an application process for societies to make a case for the space based on their specific needs. “You are more than just a degree” - Create a way to log volunteering hours, newspaper articles written, musicals, plays or choirs involved in or any other society commitments. Reward students for their dedication to extra-curricular participation. Inclusivity- St Luke’s, International Students, Post-Grads. Encourage society events to be spread between the two campuses, so they are accessible for both Streatham and St. Luke’s students. Arrange for Activities and Volunteering to be at St Luke’s more regularly throughout the week, so managing societies becomes easier. Introduce Meal Deals at St Luke’s so there is a broader variety of lunch options. Work with International Students Council to promote a variety of different societies to international students. Encourage societies to advertise in the INTO Building to widen the audience for societies and events. Encourage societies to include Post-Grad Reps in committees so societies aren’t just aimed at Undergrads. Exeter Charities Create 1st year Charity Reps to run charity events in Halls to encourage generous giving whether you are involved in a charity society or not. The money will go to democratically elected charities. Set up more Charity Fete Days in the Forum where local charities can show-case what they do. This will encourage students to get involved with more local initiatives and allow them to raise money. Start up ‘What’s a Pound?’ An initiative that works to encourage students to donate £1 to the price of formal tickets or membership fees, which will go to a charity of the society’s choice. If you want to see all this in Exeter #GoForRo!