Image of Jack McDonald- Activities Officer 2022/23   JACK McDONALD- OFFICER Profile  Course:  Mathematics MMath    Hometown    A village just outside of Leicester called Stoney Stanton      How do you think your friends and family would best describe you?        Some people have said I am quite energetic, friendly and inquisitive.    What inspired you to become an Exec Officer?        After being directly involved in a number of societies, collaborating with a variety of other student groups and even creating my own. I then volunteered on the Student Union side with the societies council (who approve new student group requests) so I feel that I have a lot of insight into what student groups need. I realised that an Activities Officer is someone who can help to have an impact in these ways.

 

What can you offer students in your role?    A massive part of the university student experience for many are the societies and co-curricular activities that we can get involved with. I'm here to make sure that your experience is as great as it can be so that you can really have a great time while studying!       What is the most important change you want to make this year?          I really want to push for stronger communication of events and opportunities. The infrastructure is generally there for a lot of things, its simply an issue of students not knowing something exists or how it works. I'd also like to help to build a stronger student community at the university.        Hobbies and Interests: I discovered Rugby League at University, haven't looked back!    Radiohead is my favourite band.      A Song of Ice and Fire is the best book series.    I might have got back into building LEGO during the pandemic and my wallet has not forgiven me since.

 

Updates

June 2022

 

•It was my Handover month from Manoj, the previous activities officer. Where I was trained and had a lot of inductions into how the role works.

 

•I attended a conference with University staff to meet them all and see which campaigns and projects we can all work on collaboratively.

 

•I took part in a Trustee Board meeting for the SU where we went over the outgoing officers' final updates as well as budgets for the 2021/22 financial year.

 

•I attended the exhibit opening for the Bruce McLean Black Garden Paintings at the Attenborough Arts Centre which ends October 2nd (Please do have a look!)

July 2022

 

•I officially started as Activities Officer on July 1st! So I was able to jump into my main campaigns for the year: Engagement, Promotions, Societies Council, Room & Facility bookings etc.

 

•We as an Executive team planned our year with campaigns, projects and events that are coming soon or currently being worked on.

 

•It was graduation season! I graduated and also took part in and spoke at another graduation ceremony.

August 2022

 

•I attended the NUS 'Lead & Change' Conference in which officers from around the country come together to network and discuss common issues, projects and exchange ideas on how to combat those.

 

•I had some introduction meetings with a number of committee members from many of our societies. If anyone missed them, please contact me and we can arrange a separate meeting. The information discussed will be sent to you all via email later on.

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