Published On: Mon, Oct 8th, 2012

Societies Life forum: live blog

Following last week’s Guild Life and University Life forums, this week kicks off with Societies Life.

This forum is for all the issues surrounding student societies whether they be collaboration, room bookings or access to resources.

Several societies will be discussing how they have created success in their work at the Guild, with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

The Student Council members for this forum will also be elected.

As always, the forum will begin at 5.30pm in the International Lounge at LGoS. Refreshments provided!

Unable to come along? Check back here for our live blog!

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That’s it for today’s live blog!

Join us tomorrow for Guild Life, 5.30pm in the International Lounge.

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The four elected councilors are…

Evelin

Andrew

Charlie

Surabhika

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The Student Council candidates are:

Andrew Wills

Samuel Farmery

Evelin Petkova

Surabhika Lunawat

Charles Brensinger

Hannah Clare

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Head to http://www.lgos.org/content/871213 to find out more or be involved with the ongoing consultation

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Sam is updating us on the refurbishment – we will be moving into Abercromby Sq 3 and 5 in December. This seems like a loss of space but societies will be able to book rooms through the university.

If societies have specific needs or big events coming up they should get in touch with the Guild as soon as possible.

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Students have been discussing what makes their societies work and what could make this year their best yet.

Council elections will now run…

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18.06

Chi-Chi reminds societies to get in touch with the Guild to gain publicity for their events

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5…

Your AGM attendance will be a good indicator of your last year, and it’s always a good idea to get first and second years involved earlier.

All English Society meetings are open to anyone wanting to see how they run or raise any issues.

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18.04 – 4… Promotions are essential so that people do come along to your events, rather than complaining there isn’t enough going on simply because they didn’t know about an event!

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18.03 – 3… Try to be a society for all, rather than focusing on just “Freshers and Shakespeare”

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18.02 – 2… If you can create a large committee you can have many events and ideas running at once across the year.

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18.01 – 1… Bertie prefers the idea of a co-ordinator to ‘President’ so that committee members can each take on a role and run with it, supported by the head of a society.

This freedom allows people to respond well and work on their own initiative.

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17.59 – Bertie Lawson from the English Society is introducing his five points for success in a society…

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17.59 – Chi-Chi would love to see collaboration and big events to celebrate our diversity here on campus.

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17.58 – Zahid believes we can make a difference on campus, in our wider community and in needy situations around the world.

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17.57 – Zahid: If we get together and channel our ideas we can really do a great job. It’s important to set up time to meet people and get them excited about your project.

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17.55 – All this money has been specifically spent and will be explained at the ISOC Welcome Dinner – Zahid believes it’s essential to plan and prepare to bring people together and raise money.

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17.54 – ISOC has been fundraising for three wells in Somali at a cost of £5,000 each – they raised £15,000 in just one week!

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17.53 – Zahid Rehman from ISOC is discussing the charity work that his society do, both internationally and locally.

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17.51 – Chi-Chi is explaining the Guild structure:

The four forums elect four Student Council members who pass policies to the Board of Trustees which includes four student trustees, the four SROs and four external trustees chosen for their expertise.

The forums are the start of this policy cycle and where students get to air their views.

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17.49 – The SROs are introducing what they’ve been up to:

Sam has been Student Led Teaching Awards, Training, Quality Assurance committees, blogs and the Guild refurbishment

Tom has been working on his Make the most of I.T campaign, Peace Day and free dental care for students

Maggie has been choosing the key charities, leading on Demo 2012 and the Societies in Schools project and working on the issues on Arriva buses

Chi-Chi has been preparing Welcome Week, meeting societies at socials and training, working on celebrating culture and Black History Month

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17.44 – Representatives are here from LGBT, Friends of Palestine, SACE, CompSoc, LUDS, UNA, English, Global Voice, Debating and lots more!

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17.43 – Chi-Chi is welcoming students and asking them to introduce their societies!

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17.41 – Societies Life forum is filling up in the International Lounge!

About the Author

- Millie is in her fourth year at UoL, studying an MA in Politics and the Mass Media. During her time here she has been involved with English Society, Debating Society, Student Council and LSMedia, where she was a News Editor for 18 months before taking the role of Editor-in-Chief. She is a lover of all things political, has written for a local newspaper and runs three blogs. Originally from Gloucestershire, she is happiest in her wellies, but loves Liverpool for its live music, art and cocktails. Her weaknesses are old Penguin books, cameras and a good cup of tea.