Jumping right into the deep end as the President of a multi-million pounds organisation as my first ever full-time job is not something I have ever expected. The role and the sudden responsibilities put on my shoulders are nothing short of challenging, and the learning curve has felt more like a rocket launch rather than the gentle hike that I may have liked more. But as with all rocket launches, a frame that can withstand unpredictability is required.
We are showing the FIFA World Cup 2022 in our venues as we know that a large number of our members want to watch and support their national teams compete in the competition, and want to do so in our venues which are operated for them. We also recognise that the hosting of the tournament in Qatar is controversial and has raised significant criticism internationally.
UK Disability History Month (16th November 2022 to 16th December 2022) is an annual event focusing on the history of disabled people's struggle for equality and human rights. This month strives to raise awareness to secure equal rights for all people with disabilities, whether seen or hidden.
Authors: Nan Fletcher-Lloyd, Nathalie Podder and Philippa Saunders
You may have seen some posts recently on the power of consent and why it is important. If you are a committee member of a club, society or project (CSP), you may also have completed the consent awareness training rolled out by the Union.
After a busy few weeks of Welcome Events, the Venues Team and I are happy to be getting settled down into regular activities. Our returning students may have noticed a few changes around our Venues compared to last year! Since 2019, the Union has seen a period of progression with our Back to Basics strategy. Unfortunately, this wasn’t always seen throughout our Venues, especially due to the impact of COVID. This year we are dedicated to getting our Venues Back to Basics, and building our team to be bigger, better, and stronger than ever before.
The 2022/23 academic year is upon us, and we are at the start of what will hopefully be the most ‘normal’ year we’ve had in a while. This doesn’t necessarily mean that things will be exactly as they were pre-pandemic, but it does mean that you should be able to expect the same parts of the student experience as before all the disruption.
Every year on World Mental Health Day, global efforts come together to take action to improve well-being and make mental health a global priority. I believe that, as students and members of the university community, we can create change by starting small...ensuring to make students' mental health a priority at Imperial!