[Brad Johnson | Vice President Communications & Media]
We are now coming to the end of August, which means we have been in our roles for nearly two months now! It has single-handedly been the quickest two months of my life! Since we have started in the roles, we have been all around the country at NUS events, training and even the Raise and Give Conference where we voted to be hosts of 2016 National Conference. Here is a quick snapshot of some the stuff we have been doing.
We all went to SU 2015 in Bolton!
This was a great chance to meet other elected officers from around the country but also become very close friends with some of the National Officers of NUS.
Great down to earth start to Day 2 at #SU15 from @nusuk President @megandunn116! Focussing on SUs not the World. pic.twitter.com/3RdykyNmD1 — Jack Amos: President (@HertsSUJack) July 8, 2015
Lead and Change Training Myself and Annabel went to Lead and Change Student Opportunities which allowed us to learn about the issues and campaigns coming up within RAG, Volunteering, Societies and Sport.
.@Just_RichardB “Students opps are the back bone of Students’ Unions” — Brad: Vice President (@HertsSUBrad) August 4, 2015
Jack and Grainne went along to the Lead and Change Presidents, while Rana went to Lead and Change Welfare.
Quiz time at #NUSLeadChange with team #presidench @HertsSUJack @HertsSURana #excited #letsdothis pic.twitter.com/qB9ReI9VGN — Grainne – VP (@HertsSUGrainne) July 28, 2015
and some even decided to give their training groups catchy names . . . I think Grainne felt she had the best team based on this retweet!
Back with #Presidench – it would be much easier if all groups had cool team names! #2T #tetra #teamSASS #NUSLeadChange — Jon W. Chambers (@jonwillchambers) July 29, 2015
We then had that wild day of Clearing where Jack and Grainne manned the phone lines for over 7 hours so you guys could get places here at Herts!
Still busy working away answering calls in the @UniofHerts Clearing helpline #greatbuzz #HertsFreshers #lovingit pic.twitter.com/mxIdYb8IUi — Grainne – VP (@HertsSUGrainne) August 13, 2015
I then went away to the Student Media Summit at the Amnesty International Head Office in London.
Being interviewed by NUS #StudentMedia15 @HertsSUBrad pic.twitter.com/j7vcxiDAF1 — Trident Media (@TridentMediaUK) August 21, 2015
Finally, we headed off to RAG Conference in Leeds! Jack and I were bidding for National Conference against Loughborough and Oxford! We only went a won it! Additionally to this, Brad was elected on the national board for the National Student Fundraising Association (NaSFA).
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us to host RAG Conference 2016! It means so much to us, and we are so excited! #RAGC15 — Herts SU RAG (@HertsRAG) August 26, 2015
On our way to the RAG awards for #RAGC15 @RUSU_Community @HertsSUBrad @HertsSUJack @Just_RichardB