Liv Harvey

Liv Harvey

LIV Your Best Life

I am a third-year English and Drama student and would love the opportunity to represent you as the next VP Activities. Through being Arts and Culture Officer for the Guild’s Societies Council, Deputy Chair of the Drama SSLC, and a Student Trustee at the Northcott Theatre, I have first-hand experience of strong representation and standing up for student interests. As a committee member for Footlights, I’ve often been frustrated and confused by the Guild and the key philosophy of my manifesto is to make running societies more enjoyable, more rewarding, and easier. Being part of societies at university has shaped my time here - that’s why it means a lot to me to represent and support you and the societies you know and love.

 

6 KEY GOALS

 

A simple and enjoyable society experience

- Establish a library of “How-To” videos for event submissions, budgets, fundraising, publicity etc.

- Better Guild response times on questions and queries

- Bookable card readers for societies to be able to take card payments for events like bake sales and ticket payments

 

Society space

- In the event of a room cancellation, delegate the responsibility of finding alternative spaces to the Guild, as well as fighting to ensure this doesn’t happen in the first place

- Increase the bookable spaces available to societies by renovating the Guild Back Office into a group meeting space and publicising other bookable spaces e.g. INTO

 

Employability and recognition

- Establish a platform where hours dedicated to committee work can be recognised and recorded

- Award Guild Points in recognition of hours spent working on societies; these would be proportional and confirmed by the society president with oversight from Guild staff

 

Relevant and helpful training

- Publish an accessible flow-chart of roles and responsibilities of Guild staff, allowing students to be aware of how the Guild is structured and who to ask about a query

- Revamped handover sessions for core committee roles, focusing on both basic and specific information pertaining to the position and its duties

- The opportunity to be involved with mental health and welfare training

 

Transparency

- Broadcast a number of 'Question Time' sessions for Sabbatical Officers

- Establish an online 'Progress Tracker' to inform students of the developments made towards election promises

- Increase the accessibility of Guild meeting minutes where possible to allow greater insight into Guild developments

 

Accessibility and inclusivity

- Expand and standardise the Guild 'Societies and Groups' webpage, providing clear aims, information on meeting times, and committee contacts for all societies to all students

- Have society officers at St Luke’s and INTO to showcase societies once a month

- Maintain the focus on Refreshers’ Week, but expand the range of student involvement possible

 

 

 


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