FXU President Student Experience update: February 2015

Once a month, one of our e-newsletters will come to you direct from the Presidents and we’ll be sharing their activities here on the blog. They’ll be letting you know who they’ve been liaising with, which high-level meetings they’ve been attending and what we can update you on with regards to this year’s Top Ten priorities. Here’s what FXU President Student Experience, Roger Auster, has been working on in the first half of this term.

Roger Auster

MP Grills
The first three grills have been a huge success, with another planned for March. We were lucky to have NUS President, Toni Pearce, join us as Chair for last week’s debate. Coming to an MP Grill can really make a difference, as shown with the anonymous poll results from last week. The My Vote Matters campaign as a whole has already had a huge impact, with a 340% increase in the number of Glasney residents registered to vote since the campaign began!

my vote matters

Music Subsidy
Music subsidies are now available for students engaging with musical activities. FXU can contribute up to £20 towards activities such as performances, tuition and participation in community groups. The offer is open to ALL students from both Falmouth University and University of Exeter in Cornwall – just complete the form on our website. By taking advantage of the offer, we will also be able examine how best to support student musical activities in the future so get involved!

There is also an FXU piano available on campus for all student use – we’re just waiting on confirmation of a permanent, sound-proofed home before it is made available. Many thanks to Dr Iain Stott for his contribution!

Tremough 2015
The fourth annual community games are a-go for 3 May 2015. If you’re a club or society interested in getting involved, please email your ideas to hattie.frisby@fxu.org.uk. All sorts of activities, stalls and taster sessions are welcome. Here’s a reminder of what happened last year.

Tremough Community Games 2014 from FXU on Vimeo.

FXU Awards
Nominations will open soon for the 2015 FXU Awards. It’s one of our favourite nights of the year and the ultimate celebration of student and staff achievement. The full list of awards and nominations criteria will be made available on the website, so start having a think about people you’d like to nominate.

AGM
It’s our AGM on Wednesday and we’d love you to come along to find out what we’ve been up to, how we’ve been tackling the Top Ten priorities and raise any ideas/issues you might have. Plus it’s your chance to meet the candidates campaigning for your vote in the President elections! Come along to the Chapel Lecture Theatre at 4pm.

AGM 18 Feb

I’ll be back with another update next month.

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