FXU President Exeter update: March 2016

Here’s what FXU President Exeter, Grace Fisher, has been working on recently…

Grace Fisher, FXU President Exeter

Elections

Firstly a big congratulations to all candidates who ran in the FXU elections – this has been the first year in a long time we’ve seen so many candidates running, especially for Exeter President, which had a whopping five candidates!! You guys also smashed the voter turn out, especially for PG students as 1 in 4 of you voted!!

But a big congratulations to the new/returning presidents for 2016/17: Tom Murray-Richards (Exeter President), Chris Slesser (Falmouth President), Amanda Chetwynd-Cowieson (Student Experience President) and Alexa Webster (Community and Welfare President). I’m very much looking forward to handover with you all 🙂

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Summer Activities Booklet

I’ve had loooooads of student feedback with concerns about what’s going on in term three, as after exams for Exeter students there isn’t much, if any, teaching. So, FXU are putting together a booklet highlighting all the things going on in the third term – from clubs and societies’ summer socials to the Sea Shanty Festival in town, there’s loads going on which you can get get involved in. The booklet will be realised around April so watch this space.
Also, if you’re looking for things to do in the third term, sign ups to Grand Challenges is still open and will be until 24 March. The scheme is a great way to collaborate with students from other course on different projects. For more information check out the website.

Slip n Slide

International Events

Myself and Alice Nicholls (Widening Student Participation Assistant) have been working alongside Mathilde Baade (your International Officer) to see what international events we can hold on campus. We’ll be working with Falmouth, Exeter and FX Plus to create a ‘cultural events calendar’ of both international and local events. They’ll be a way for international students to celebrate key events they would at home but also a way for UK students to enjoy these international events. Watch this space for events coming your way soon.

Ethical Exeter – 8 March

Ethical Exeter is a student-led campaign calling on the University of Exeter to fully divest its £30 million endowment away from its current investment manage, JP Morgan Chase, and into socially responsible ethical investment funds. The Ethical Exeter team will be out in full force on 8 March, encouraging you to join them by signing their petition, as well as asking you questions about what you would see as an ‘ethical investment’.

In the meantime, you can find out more by liking their Facebook page, ‘Ethical Exeter’, or signing their petition here.

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