Hi! My name's Evan Botwood and I’m your VP Societies and Communication.
I'm on the committee of four societies and I’m an active member of the Student Council, which provides me with a deep understanding of societies and The Students Union.
As part of my involvement in societies at UWE Bristol, I’ve organised trips, socials, debates, outreach, cross society events, as well as being on a BUCS team.
Societies have enhanced my university life so much, and I want to ensure that others get the opportunity to enrich their university life too. This can only be done by tackling the challenges that people in societies face, such as lack of funding, attendance, overbearing paperwork and so much more.
I am here to listen to any concerns that you have and to fight for your cause.
Click here to see what I’m working to achieve this year and my progress so far.
I've been working hard this month to achieve results for societies and students. Here are some of my highlights!
Hi! Here are a few highlights from my first month as your VP Societies and Communication. It’s been a great first month and I can’t wait to see what next month brings!
Throughout the month of November, The Students' Union ran numerous events in support of The Movember Foundation. The campaign saw us raise an incredible £3,800 for The Movember Foundation.
Your VP Societies and Communication, Freddie Gough, is pleased to announce that UWE societies are now able to offer 2 or 3 year memberships to allow them to plan ahead and ensure for a better future for their members.
My year as VP Societies and Communication has been extremely formative and has allowed me to develop in more ways than I can count. From the moment I was elected to my final few weeks in post, I feel every day has been an invaluable opportunity filled with new interactions, exciting challenges and learning.
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Rearrange Societies Conference so that it is facilitated by societies.
Status: Updated 02/10/2019
Dedicate time to discuss your issues with me across campuses.
Encourage roundtable discussions to share points of view, and encourage a sense of understanding amongst groups.
Status: Updated 02/09/2019
Facilitate forums to reveal issues that many NFI societies face, which can then be tackled.
Arrange more themed SUesdays with more exclusive guests, costume competitions, and decorations.
Provide tea and toast outside the The Students' Union afterwards.
Lobby the University for Committee access to its new 'Mental Wealth' reporting system (Learner Analytics, or StREAM).
Create an awareness campaign #YourHealthIsOurHealth amongst societies.
Enact sensible deregulation and streamlining of accessing society money.
Status: Updated 27/11/2019
Constant dialogue with societies and students for feedback about real concerns, and decision making.
Ensure new committees have sufficient training.
Commit to leading and pushing sustainability at The Students' Union.
Embed sustainable practise into societies.
Fix Next of Kin issue when buying society memberships.
Streamline processes for Glenside and City Campus societies.
Easier to put in regular amounts to society accounts (standing orders etc.).
Mental Health Awareness campaign for societies.
Status: Updated 27/10/2019
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