Hello, and welcome to my November blog, how is everyone? hope you are all good.
What a month it as been so far, fun fun fun and hectic month, attended a few class forums and getting information from you folks about issues good and bad within college. Any issues in regards to class sizes, transport, canteen, social space (lack of) as been brought to the attention of CMT and we await the outcome, will keep you updated.
NUS called for a national DEMO in regards to tutions fees and the scarpping of EMA (England) and the chance we may lose it as of 2016. this is unfair and wrong. So we teamed up with Bridgend College and went to show our support with the rest of the UK. What a wicked day, hope i get the chance to attend another protest while i am still your SU President.
White Ribbon Day
STOP DOMESTIC ABUSE
Staff and students at City of Newport Campus took a stand against domestic violence today by raising money for the White Ribbon campaign. The Students Union organised teams into 3 'human white ribbons' to raise awareness for the campaign and have raised over £130 so far.
In BGLZ they have a diary room were people could come and answered a set of questions about domestic abuse, was a great idea and fantastic turn out, even if it was extremely hot :). Well done to everyone who took part and helped support and raise money.
Did you make your pledge? I pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about domestic abuse? if no then link below, please support and make your pledge now, it is never to late.
Had a few NUS training events this month, myself and other CGSU officers attended, fantastic time and extremely proud of all our officers, they done great job in supporting and promoting us.
I will be posting monthly on here so please look out for my next post just before we break for half term.
Stay safe and have fun
Sorry i not been updating this for a while, hope all is fine and settled in well with start of term, and hope not many if any problems. It is a mad mad time for me at moment, settling in to my new position, trying to sort out SU Elections, just finished with Nominations and voting for the mascot, now called DR Inferno.. Students voted.
loving the new social area up at Usk, this is were i am now while updating my site, win win win for SU and Students. Hope most of you have now meet with either myself or one of our SU Officers across the college, if not you will soon.
Please come and stop us and speak to us, we are here for you folks.
Got SU Elections starting Monday on every campus (see pic below). we need you folks to be getting involved, it benefit you all so come along. Look out for DR Inferno, it will be around with us.
Don`t for get if you need me please get hold of me
On behalf of myself and all of the Students' Union Team would like to congratulate everyone with they results. Totally fun-filled day to watch and see the smiles of joy on all Students faces. Congratulations to all again and best of luck....
Had our annual UGM, first time for me chairing a meeting, was very excited and nervous. Went very well. Myself, Jennie Dowsell, Craig Thorne, Sue Rees, Zack Jones, Zoe Thomas attended and reports got read and done good, few motions got put forward, Social space, Canteen, Office Positions got added changed and merged.
We had our CCEC that went fine, not much to sort as we done most at the UGM. One thing though was the go ahead to introduce to Coleg Gwent is a mascot... One has been picked and due to be bought, very excited about this as it is sure to stand out and get peoples attention
Is working very closely with Deputy President Craig Thorne and SLO Jennie Dowsell to introduce three maybe four new positions ready for next academic year. Hope to get them approved at UGM which is Thursday 7th June, is hard work but knows it will be worth it in the end.
UGM is the annual meeting for all Student Union Officers and Learners to get together to explain what we have done for the past year, and what we plan on doing for the next year. Every Learner of Coleg Gwent is invited to come and join us. Being held at City of Newport Campus and starts 9am in lecture theater. Hope to see everyone there
Today Myself and Jennie Dowsell (SLO) planned to attend a networking session in Taunton but got cancelled, has been changed to a different day.
Was gutted as really looking forwaqrd to it but now just wait for a new date
Today I traveled to Pontypool Campus and, with Craig and Sue ( Pontypool VP), I attended a meeting with Kieth Backhouse (Campus Director). All looks good and talks went very well, possitive feedback, HIGH possibility that social space plans will take effect from the next academic year.
just to say thank your for popping by and seeing my new website.
Hope it explains all but feel free to message me if any questions or comments.
This is new so more updates will and need to be carried out with in the next couple of weeks, so keep popping by for more updates