Imaani Mitchell, 2020/21 Students' Union Education Officer

Paige Archer (she/her)

Activites and Opportunities Officer

As Activities and Opportunities Officer, Paige is responsible for supporting sports clubs and societies and helping to develop your student experience through events, volunteering opportunities and more. Leading crucial campaigns and lobbying student concerns to the university and beyond. Paige is also a director of the charity of the Students' Union, sitting on the Board of Trustees to make important decisions on matters of finance, accounts and overall running of the charity. 

Manifesto Points

Building a bridge 

We have so many amazing societies & sports clubs at UOG, with new ones created each year. Why not build a bridge between Sports & Societies where we can work collaboratively to get the most out of our student experience? 

We already do this to a certain extent, but my aim is to build on this by communicating with our clubs & societies about the best ways they can work together to aid each other’s experiences & enable their members to reach their full potential. Whether that be working together throughout the year or arranging annual events. 

Freeing up your finances 

We all have different financial situations and being a member of a society/sports club can take a toll on your wallet. I want to explore the bigger picture & look into how, as a university, we can help relieve some of your money concerns. 

I would like to explore different ways to pay for memberships, conduct more in-depth training sessions for committee members around obtaining sponsorships for their clubs or societies & how they can help to lift the weight off their members financially. 

A sense of belonging 

It isn’t uncommon for students to feel alone/overwhelmed when coming to university. Joining a sports club/society was the best decision I ever made it's given me a sense of belonging & a host of friends for life. 

Being social is incredibly important to maintain your mental health. Being part of a sports club/society gives you a support network as well as an outlet from your studies. I want to encourage more students to join sports & societies.

What Hope Is Working On

Monthly Updates

July

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