The Norwich Radical contacted all candidates in this year’s UEA Students Union officer elections for comment on why they’re running and what they stand for. These articles are intended to offer an insight into the current and future state of the union and of the UEA more broadly.
UEA Students can vote at uea.su/ueavotes until Tuesday March 21st.
The responses of those candidates for Activities and Opportunities officer that responded by the deadline are presented here, unedited. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order.
Hello! I’m Jenny and I’m running to be your full-time Activities and Opportunities Officer next year. Now finishing my final year, I want to give something back by working alongside you to help your clubs and societies grow.
About me: In my two years as Secretary for the Live Music Society, I’ve planned around 50 events! I ran two Nightline training weekends as their Recruitment Officer last year, and currently work part-time in the Marketing department at uea|su.
You may have seen our community mural ‘From Acorns to Oak Trees’ in the Hive! In essence, the acorns are your ideas – I want to help you grow them into trees, and beyond this, a community – a forest of thriving clubs and societies at UEA.
Some of my campaign goals:
- Start-up programme for new clubs and societies
- Office hours – come and have a chat
- More storage space for equipment in Union House and the SportsPark
- Transferrable skills training
- Community forum to chat with other clubs/socs and post your upcoming fixtures and events for everyone to see
- More club/soc and charity partnerships
- Annual UEA Societies Showcase day
Other candidates: Juliet Isherwood, Lloyd Peet, Marc Horrex, Marcus Watkins, Nicole Savva