Kameni (SU President) and Charles (SU Vice-President) here to kick off this year’s blog by giving you a run-down of what’s occurring currently and of some exciting plans on the horizon.
We hope that you have all had splendid summer holidays and now that freshers’ is over, are ready to start the new academic year with a bang!
- This year, all students, (not just BA1s) will receive 5 euros on their printing cards. Unfortunately, free printing would not be feasible in the coming year, therefore 5 euros should contribute to printing out your lovely assignments.
- The SU have had a great time organising and holding Coffee Meet and Greet sessions with the Student Services and staff before freshers’ week we seemed to go down a treat.
- Spanish lessons will be continuing from last year, so if you want to get involved, make sure you speak to the SU to find out more.
- Our Annual General Meeting is on the 1st October so don’t forget to come along to that to hear about societies, officer roles and how we’re improving the Constitution. It’s another great chance for you to have your say.
There are some campaigns lined up for you this year, the week of 22nd of October will be ‘Mind your head’ week, the week will be based around Mental health and where you can find resources online and in Paris. The SU has teamed up with Christopher Butler, our counsellor who will be doing a mental health talk and holding counselling sessions that week.
Continuing from last year’s successes of the Dites-Nous campaign, we will be holding this before the end of the first semester, so that the SU can work on implementing some positive changes over the Christmas holidays before and during your arrival in January.
Finally, during the Second semester we will hold a campaign on Diversity and Inclusion. In addition to this, we are introducing a Diversity and Inclusion officer this year, something the SU felt appropriate with the changing dynamics of ULIP with the BA International Politics course. This officer will be getting involved in the campaign week as well as promoting awareness around the university on this topic.
We’re on the look-out for a new blog writer! If you feel like you’d enjoy writing about your experiences in Paris for a monthly blog post then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . If you scroll down you can see examples from last year.
There are also plenty of Officer roles up for grabs such as:
Social Space, Environmental and Ethics, Technology and Diversity and Inclusion.
More info about these will be revealed at the AGM and it’ll be made clear how to apply.
That’s all for now but stay tuned to what’s happening by following us on twitter (@ULIPSU) and facebook!
All the best,
Kameni and Charles