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Candidate for the position of Employability Societies Officer

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Basilla Cheng

Vote Basilla for Employability Societies Officer !

Hi. My name’s Basilla Cheng. I’m a second year Accounting and Finance student and currently running for the position of Employability Society Officer. I am determined to contribute my time and energy to create positive changes. I want the students of the University of Exeter, especially the students from Employability societies, feeling I’m a person they trust. 


A bit more about myself

I’ve really enjoyed my time here as an undergraduate. With an energetic personality, I’m keen to meet new people, engage with students on a day-to-day basis. I was a team member of the International Welcome Team, the Senior Mentor of Global Chums and Peer Mentor of Buddy-up Scheme and I’m able to interact with freshers and helping them to settle in.

I believe the most important thing a society officer has to illustrate is communication. I believe the opportunities I had demonstrated how well I interacted with students and being in a team. Being the Employability Society Officer would be the next step in contact with a wider range of students at this university.


My promises to all of you

1. Active communication between Employability Societies and the Guild

I strive to keep societies up-to-date on how the university is improving. By having the latest information of Students’ Guild, societies are able to implement changes and have the most benefit out of it.

I would be an active member and listen to all of your voices, and taking effective measures to all of your feedback that you have provided. Societies can send me emails and ask questions within meetings, or directly addressing the issue to me face-to-face. I would be representing your views politely and constructively to Guild Council, ensuring societies are having a good connection with each other and the Guild.


2. Equality within Society Forum group

During Society Forum group meetings, we will review, discuss and vote on the agenda points, which will be brought to the Guild Council. I will make myself accountable by allowing opportunities to questions and contribute on matters that affect you or your society.

I would promote the visibility of this Society Forum group by interacting with Guild Council regularly.

3. More funding opportunities for Employability Societies

I am eager to provide more funding opportunities for Employability Societies. Employability societies hold events which are often to be regular socials, speaker events or trips. Unfortunately, these repeated events are hard to obtain Guild Grant, and a large budget is needed to organise these events. It is necessary to reflect it to Guild Council so our societies, especially the ones with less finance, can hold events with sufficient funding.


I believe I would be a strong Employability Society Officer that represents you and your society. I promise I would maintain students’ voice within campus and provide the best student interest at the highest level. I believe I would be the society officer that you deserve.

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