Day Two of Manifesto Points Update! Get excited.
1.) Break down barriers to event organization. How about a handbook for anyone organising an event on campus, along with simplifying EMFs?
The University is finally doing something about their Event Management System! Wahooo! They are going to be doing a number of things including:
2.) Help students improve their employability. Let's work with the Careers Service to ensure that students who take on roles of responsibility are taught how to sell their experiences, skills and networks to employers.
A couple of things on this one.
We recently ran YorHired in collaboration with the Careers Service that focused on summer internships as well helping students articulate the skills they have learned through extracurricular activities. Although it was successful, there is a need for us to think more long term about employability. We are now in the process of producing an employability strategy that will shape our approach to employability over the next few years. We are going to take it to the next University Employability Strategy Group to ensure we are working in collaboration with the careers service etc…
3.) Increase collaboration with JCRCs, Sports Teams, Societies and Liberation Networks on campaigns and policies that really matter to students.
I think there is a lot of work that still needs to be done on this. We need to be supporting our Part Time Officers better and ensuring members of College committees, societies and sports teams feel like they can easily engage with YUSU.
Here are some highlights of what we are doing about it:
Any questions let me know!
That’s it for today. Check in tomorrow for another update xoxo