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SRUCSA VP monthly blog – January 2015

SRUCSA VP monthly blog – January 2015

I returned to work on the 5th January and attended a SRUC meeting based on PR. I wanted to learn how we can continue to enhance our communication at SRUCSA and also contribute my suggestions to improve SRUC’s PR, marketing & recruitment.

The following week I attended a committee to plan SRUC’s future in the Northeast of Scotland, these committees exist for each region and Briony, myself and a relevant campus officer are on each one. It is very important that SRUC students reply to our surveys and attend campus councils to express their views on what they want from SRUC in their region, as SRUCSA will communicate these at the regional committees to ensure there is student input into the planning process.

At the end of the week I attended a meeting between The University of Glasgow (UoG) & it’s Student Representative Council (SRC) and SRUC & SRUCSA. It was an interesting meeting and hopefully SRUCSA and UoG-SRC will stay in contact and potentially work together this year.

The following week Craig (Aberdeen CO) & I held a stall at SRUC Aberdeen for the NUS Scotland Stop Student Poverty campaign. 121 students from both SRUC & Northeast Scotland College sign the petition calling for The Scottish Government to increase support for FE, HE and Postgrad students.

Later in the week I attended an NUS Students’ Union Local event in Edinburgh with the SRUC Learner Engagement Officers. I attended workshops on problem solving, increasing student participation and the Imagine Tomorrow campaign. I attended an annual SRUC-QAA engagement meeting where I represented SRUCSA. QAA were pleased to hear about the development of SRUCSA and our work for the SPA and class reps.

At the end of the month I had a meeting with Rob Henthorn – President of Education at AUSA (Aberdeen University Students’ Association) and NUS Scotland Education Campaign Convenor. He came out to SRUC Aberdeen campus and we spent the afternoon discussing students’ associations and how they can develop with support from NUS Scotland.

I’d like to wish everyone a happy new year and all the best for the new term!

Alex Robb,


30th January 2015

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