So as well all know… Sabbaticals are wannabe BNOCs! Getting our faces out to the people… having our names known to everyone – what could be better!? So here are a few things that Sabbs are doing to become BNOCs this year:
1) Listening to more students here on Highfield campus!
Across a fortnight, each Sabb has a couple of hours where they go out and speak with students about a specific area of work. Here’s the first one, Shane and I did a few weeks ago.
2) Reaching out to speak with Sites students!
Also, across each fortnight, each Sabbatical will visit one of our 3 main sites off Highfield Campus (either Southampton General Hospital, the National Oceanography Centre or Winchester School of Art). We’ll be there for about half a day to get a chance to better understand the Student Experience at these sites and answer questions that students have.
3) Creating evaluation panels to make our workload more transparent!
As part of a new initiative, some of the Sabbatical team are testing out the idea of an evaluation panel, where we get a small group of students together to ask questions of one of the Sabbatical Officers to find out what they’ve been spending their time on. We’re setting up the first of these panels from a mixture of Student Leaders, Union Councillors, and ordinary students who just want a chance to ask questions and learn more. If you’re not on Union Council and would like a chance to be on one of these evaluation panels (we’ll train you up so you know everything you’ll need to) then please fill in the form here.
On top of this, we’ll also be discussing some other ways for students to approach Sabbaticals at the next Union Council on Monday 3rd December at 5pm – so come on down!!
Davey G – VP Communications