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The Students’ Union celebrate student talent with the first UWE Bristol’s Got Talent

On Thursday 21 March, the first UWE Bristol’s Got Talent was held at The Students’ Union. As one of my manifesto points, I organised UWE Bristol’s Got Talent to provide students with a platform to showcase their talent and help create awareness of the diverse talent that exists at UWE Bristol.

 
The Welfare Awards 2019- Winners

The Welfare Awards were held at The Students’ Union at UWE on Monday 8 April. The awards recognise the hard work and dedication that both students and staff have put into supporting Welfare and wellbeing at UWE Bristol. Some key campaigns that our nominees have worked on include; Feel Good February, the #SpeakUp Campaign, Movember and Multicultural Week.

 
Welfare Awards 2019 Shortlist announced

Find out who has been shortlisted from the nominations for the Welfare Awards

 
World Mental Health Day Campaign
World Mental Health Day

This was a week-long campaign that began on 8 October with a range of activities across our campus sites. The main aim of this campaign was to continue to raise the awareness of Mental health on our campuses, inform both new and returning students about the importance of self-care, the support services available so they are able to effectively signpost others and share student views on both mental and physical health.

 
Black History Month Campaign
Black History Month

This October, we ran our Black History Month campaign with the theme 'Honouring our Roots and Creating our Futures'. The campaign was aimed at celebrating the culture, origins, histories and achievements of African and Caribbean communities.

 
 

Augusta's Progress Updates

  • Organise a talent show

    UWE Bristol’s Got Talent was held on Thursday 21 March, the event aimed to create awareness about the diverse talent at UWE Bristol. The show had 15 individual and group acts and was attended by over 250 students. The winners were awarded certificates and cash prizes, and all contestants received a ten-pound food and drink voucher for The Students’ Union Bar.
  • Work with the UWE Bristol regarding student timetables

    I have been working to see how timetables can be arranged to help encourage participation in extra-curricular activities and allow international students to arrange holidays. After positive conversations the with the Deputy Head of the Student Administration Team, exam timetables for January were released in early November, a week earlier than originally planned.
  • Increase on campus advertisement of student events and businesses

    With a variety of events taking place on and off campus, it is important that students are able to promote these. I have worked with the Estates and Facilities teams, to provide notice board frames around campus. Notice boards were put up across Frenchay at the start of the academic year, and there are ongoing conversations to have these at Glenside and City campus.
  • Mental Health

    The University is now working with Nilaari, a local BAME registered charity to address the diversification of the Wellbeing Service. Nilaari are also offering Wellbeing workshops at The Students' Union. We are hosting a Feedback Forum for the University's Mental Wealth Strategy and I am working on implementing a 24 hour textline service in partnership with the University, with a soft launch before Christmas to support students over the festive period.
  • HUB Radio and wellbeing service radio programme

    A radio programme was developed, to give past and present students the opportunity to share their experiences. I worked with the Alumni Engagement Team to deliver this, the programme ran from August to the end of the first term.
  • APT mental health training

    A radio programme was developed, to give past and present students the opportunity to share their experiences. I worked with the Alumni Engagement Team to deliver this, the programme ran from August to the end of the first term.
  • Organise a talent show

    UWE Bristol’s Got Talent was held on Thursday 21 March, the event aimed to create awareness about the diverse talent at UWE Bristol. The show had 15 individual and group acts and was attended by over 250 students. The winners were awarded certificates and cash prizes, and all contestants received a ten-pound food and drink voucher for The Students’ Union Bar.
  • Evaluate the efficiency of the wellbeing services

    Throughout this year I have worked with the Wellbeing Team and BAME Counsellor Provision, to reduce their waiting times and raise student concerns. UWE Bristol is also working with the local BAME charity Nilaari. Nilaari has been offering four-week counselling sessions at The Students’ Union. The Wellbeing Team has also recruited four out of hour team members to provide additional support.
  • The availability of additional lounge areas

    I have been working with the Advice Centre and the Student Experience Pro Vice-Chancellor, on an emergency accommodation provision for late arrivals and a platform called ‘Studentpad’. Studentpad aims to provide automated updates to students when properties go live and will enable them to contact landlords directly.