VP Societies & Communication

VP Societies and Communication

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.

VP Societies and Communication's Blog

Evan - August monthly review

I've been working hard this month to achieve results for societies and students. Here are some of my highlights!

 
Evan - July Monthly Review

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!

 
UWE Movember raises £3,800!
UWE Movember raises £3,800 for charity

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.

 
VP Socs and Comms ensures a better future for UWE Societies with multi-year memberships
VP Societies and Communication, Freddie Gough

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.

 
Bahkai Wynter reflects on his year as VP Societies and Communication

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.

 
 

EVAN's manifesto objectives

Rearrange Societies Conference so that it is facilitated by societies.

Status: Updated 2/9/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto
2 Sept 2019
Arranged meeting with Opportunities and Societie teams for end of September

Dedicate time to discuss your issues with me across campuses.

Status: Updated 2/9/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto
2 Sept 2019
Bigger pressence at Frenchay and Glendside campus

Encourage roundtable discussions to share points of view, and encourage a sense of understanding amongst groups.

Status: Updated 2/9/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto
2 Sept 2019
Meeting with Coordinating chaplain and NFI Society coordinator to discuss ideas

Facilitate forums to reveal issues that many NFI societies face, which can then be tackled.

Status: Updated 2/9/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto
2 Sept 2019
Meeting with Coordinating chaplain and NFI Society coordinator to discuss ideas

Arrange more themed SUesdays with more exclusive guests, costume competitions, and decorations.

Status: Updated 2/9/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto
2 Sept 2019
Met with the SU Commercial Services Director about SU events

Provide tea and toast outside the The Students' Union afterwards.

Status: Updated 1/7/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto

Lobby the University for Committee access to its new 'Mental Wealth' reporting system (Learner Analytics, or StREAM).

Status: Updated 1/7/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto

Create an awareness campaign #YourHealthIsOurHealth amongst societies.

Status: Updated 1/7/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto

Enact sensible deregulation and streamlining of accessing society money.

Status: Updated 1/7/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto

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