Non-Sabbatical officers continue with their degrees whilst fulfilling their elected positions. As such, I’ve been swamped by essay deadlines and the beauty of the dissertation. Having 5500 words to write, and a re-draft of a dissertation proposal to research for and do, over Christmas and New Year really makes free time all the more enjoyable.
However, I have not been neglecting my duty as Satellite Sites Officer! On the first day of term, before midday, I was already in a meeting with the Welfare representative of the Drama department, amongst others, regarding the possible closure of the social area in the Orchard Learning Resource Centre (OLRC), on the Selly Oak campus. Obviously I’m fighting for the area to stay open or, if it really does come to it, for an alternative to be arranged. Watch this space.
As well as this, I’ve been involved with developing a strategy to make Satellite Sites students feel more involved with the Guild in order to submit themselves as candidates in the Guild Officer elections, which are coming very soon. I’ve already done a lecture shout to first year Drama students, advertising the job of Satellite Sites Officer, which was followed up by a department-wide email. Next Thursday afternoon, I’ll hopefully be taking as many Sabbs and Non-Sabbs as possible to take ‘Sabbs on the sofa’ to Stratford-Upon-Avon for the students at the Shakespeare Institute. Not only will they have the chance to grill the officers about the elections but also they can ask questions regarding the Guild itself.
Though I have all this planned, I’m also the Assistant Lighting Designer for the drama department’s production of Dostoyevsky’s Heroines so my time is being taken up substantially by that and I’m soon to have very little sleep. Come and see it, it’ll be grand! 9th – 11th February, George Cadbury Hall (Selly Oak campus), 7.30pm – tickets £5 for students.
Fab (every Saturday at the Guild!) this weekend will be a welcome relief to what is going to be a rather full week.
As always, I can be contacted about any Guild/Satellite Sites issue by the means below.
Keep smiling! And enjoy sleep!