Sports

Clara Pettitt

Athletic Union Officer

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Hello, I’m Clara the Athletic Union Officer for 2017/2018. I look forward to working closely with all members of the AU over the next year. From Campus Leagues to performance sport, we have 68 sports teams competing regularly in BUCS competitions and local events as well as many opportunities to try new sports within the Students Union.

My aim for the next year is to ensure we continue to achieve highly in national competitions as well as encourage mass participation amongst all students, ensuring all students are represented with equal opportunities and the provisions they need to succeed.

I would love to help to enhance the experience of students and create a safe and friendly environment for all students.

 

3 posts
Last post 09 Aug 2017

Objectives

From the manifestos that they were elected on, each Sabbatical Officer has chosen six objectives to focus on. During the year they will be updating their progress by colour coding each objective:

  • Green – Complete
  • Amber – In Progress
  • Red – Can’t Do
  • Grey – Not Started

Click on each box to find out more about how they are getting on.

The education officer has sent out a survey regarding the utilisation of ReCap and I worked with him to put in a section about Wednesday afternoons and the accessibility of ReCap on a Wednesday. As these results have just come in, I am yet to present them to the university (which Chris will be doing) but in a sport specific context.

Updated 22.05.17

I have attended meetings regarding Wednesday afternoons and the need for more widespread recap, which I will continue to attend throughout semester 2. In addition, I have sent out emails to club committee members asking them for information regarding compulsory teaching that club members cannot miss on a Wednesday afternoon. I intend to present this information to relevant staff members to highlight the importance of Recap.

Updated 25.01.17

Since the last update on this, there has not been much progress. Not having meetings with University staff has made this difficult as it would be a joint effort to ensure that students are not penalised on a Wednesday afternoon, but I hope the ReCap report will assist with this.

Updated 22.05.17

This is similar to goal 1. With the information regarding compulsory teaching sessions, I intend to look at how the system can be fairer with compulsory teaching session, with the intention of solving this issue with wider recap.

Updated 25.01.17

As said in the previous update, this has proven very difficult due to highly tight budgets this year. Therefore, I haven’t been able to create a rewards system. However, I have widely promoted the Earn Your Stripes initiative that gives monetary rewards in return for greater inclusivity which is proving highly successful.

Updated 22.05.17

This goal is proving more difficult than I thought, as budgets are running tight and I am struggling to think of a solution. However, I have widely promoted the Earn Your Stripes initiative that gives monetary rewards in return for greater inclusivity which is proving highly successful.

Updated 25.01.17

We have had more clubs involved with GIAG this year, such as sailing and yachting and tennis, so I believe this goal has been successful.

Updated 22.05.17

I have been promoting Give It A Go opportunities on social media more frequently, and directly conversing with certain clubs to engage them with the activities and encouraging them to run their own sessions.

Updated 25.01.17

I sit on the design team panel for the construction and design of the new sports centre and also the development of Cochrane park/Henderson Hall. I have made sure that students have always been consulted and included, and am holding a student feedback session on the development of Henderson hall just next week. I have ensured that the gym had a bright, student friendly layout and feel that this goal has been achieved.

Updated 22.05.17

I sit on the design team panel for the construction and design of the new sports centre. In these meetings, I have always ensured that I push for student feedback on major decisions, and am also pushing for student canvas designs to be displayed on the interior walls of the new sports centre.

Updated 25.01.17

I have not managed to achieve this goal. I have not had enough time to start looking at it, and now have a greater understanding of the financial and membership systems at the university and no longer feel this would be appropriate.

Updated 22.05.17

I have not yet started this, but am hopeful that I can at least begin looking in to the structuring and looking at how changes could be made to better benefit students (potentially introducing peak and off peak fees) during semester 2

Updated 25.01.17

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