VP Opportunities

VP Opportunities

Hi, I'm Cameron…

I’m here to support our diverse range of societies and fundraising activities, encouraging students to graduate with more than just a degree!

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What I'm working on

  • Interviewed, hired and looked after the 2020 Freshers' Team with President and VP Sport who supported Freshers during both moving in and evening activities, as we held one of the most ambitious Freshers' Weeks in the country.
  • Created our first ever Society Committee 20/21 Facebook group to bring societies together, provide updates on activities and events, as well as offer guidance and support.
  • Sat on a Men's Mental Health panel during Movember, addressing the stigma surrounding men speaking out about their mental health.
  • Introduced a new rule ensuring at least one committee member is responsible for the welfare of their members, starting from the 21/22 year.
  • Hired a RAG Committee for 20/21 who will be responsible for increasing fundraising events throughout the year.
  • Undergone "Why is it so hard to talk about race?" and "What is racism and how can I be an ally?" workshops alongside the exec as part of NTSU's Black Futures program.
  • Delivering NTSU welcome presentations to current and prospective students as well as staff, informing them of the vast array of opportunities available.
  • Delivered goodie bags to first years in halls, including information regarding our support we offer at NTSU.
  • Created Run for RAG open for all staff and students to get involved, currently raising over £600!
  • Approved and welcomed 18 new societies so far this year bringing the total to 159 - surpassing last year's total!
  • Working alongside Opportunities Team to introduce a Society Accreditation Scheme, aimed at rewarding societies who go above and beyond for their members and the local community.
  • Hosting weekly drop-in sessions alongside VP Sport for all society and sports club members, regarding any issues or concerns they have.
  • Introducing a SOC (Society Outstanding Committee) Award to recognise and reward committee members for their wonderful achievements despite the challenges faced throughout the pandemic.
  • Listening to any issues committees have during our society assemblies and ensuring they are being dealt with.
  • Be transparent to students and staff through termly officer updates to inform our students on what we have been getting up to.
  • Working alongside the Exec with our Students Deserve Better campaign, lobbying both NTU and the government on issues regarding education, accommodation and welfare.
  • Working with our Brackenhurst Officer to increase engagement and participation at Brack.
  • Facilitating the return of in-person society activity during term 3, asking societies for their feedback and requirements.
  • Make EDI Officers a mandatory committee position within all societies.
  • Hire an Ents Committee who are responsible for providing feedback on NTSU's affiliated events.
  • Planning for the return of our Entertainments programme once Covid restrictions ease.