Elected Representatives Leadership Retreat

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Elected reps outside the Hartington Hall accomodation

Elected officers and representatives of the union took part in a leadership retreat in the Peak District to develop their skills and plan how they will best represent your interests next year. 3 of our elected officer trustees (President Abby Wilson, Vice President Welfare Jacob Blatherwick and Vice President Community Charlie Bell) led the retreat which was attended by 14 current students, elected to represent your interests.

Participants included officers with responsibility for issues of equality (such as disabilities and mental health), college officers (specifically representing students on all life & natural sciences, humanities and health & social care courses), the joint honours officer, research students officer and a range of programme level representatives from across the institution. Activities, which included an escape room and strengths quest assessment, focused on developing participants' leadership skills, confidence, communication, teamwork and building relationships with others.

Supporting our elected representatives in this way helps ensure that they effectively represent your academic interests. They are constantly seeking to hear your voice on all aspects of your student experience. Find out more about your elected officers including contact details to tell them your views here.

Issues with your course can be changed through our Academic Representation scheme and other changes, big and small, from how much money is invested into sports teams down to to what food is on offer in the bar, can happen through our ideas forum. Change is at the heart of everything we do, and you are at the heart of every change we make. 

Interested in getting involved yourself? We are currently seeking candidates for the roles of Education Council Chair. Buxton Chair, Ethics & Environment Officer and College Officer for Mechanical Engineering & the Built Envirnoment. If you are interested in any of these roles, or serving as a programme representative, and joining us future activities please contact david.lochtie@derbyunion.co.uk.  


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