Firstly, we have had an amazing time helping you become more commercially aware. We are so pleased with what we have achieved including the workshop with Gwyn Day, obtaining a free subscription to The Economist and our annual competition! While those of us who will be graduating are sad to leave, we are so proud of the society this year and look forward to seeing the 2017-18 committee continue to create opportunities for you.
Key areas of focus:
While we have had a really successful year, we have identified areas for next year's committee to focus on so we can continue to bring you the best opportunities.
Maintain and improve our online presence
This includes making the most of our social media accounts and encouraging more posts on our blog. Social media is the easiest and quickest way to communicate with our members and we are committed to being more active online.
Encourage more member participation
We are dedicated to helping our members as best we can and tailoring our events and opportunities to you. Communicating with you to identify what you want to see from us is the best way to do this. We would also like to see greater member participation on our blog!
Host more events and include more variety
We have had great feedback for our events so far, especially our competition and workshops. We want to host events with different formats and with topics that cater for all of our members, no matter what year or school.
Create more contacts for the society
In the commercial world, networking is key. We would like to create more contacts for our members to meet at events to give you the opportunity to build your networking skills.
The 2017 society elections are coming up! Make sure you get your vote in by 10am on Friday 28th April by clicking here. Below is a bit of information about our candidates, which role(s) they are applying for and a brief overview of how they plan to address our key areas of focus. Don't forget that their manifestos can be seen on our UEA SU website and on our Facebook page.
Background: 2nd year Law student and current Treasurer of the CA Society
Role(s): President, Treasurer and Publicity Officer.
Aims for next year: To improve communication within the committee and ensure regular meetings, to create a society Instagram and Snapchat, to involve society members in decision making, to create a monthly newsletter highlighting current matters.
Background: 1st year Law student and has worked in business for 18 months.
Role(s): President and Vice-President
Aims for next year: To make use of contacts to co-host events and collaborate on blog posts, to have weekly emails with the latest commercial awareness news, to host more application and CV based workshops, to host monthly discussions where members can casually discuss commercial matters.
Background: 2nd year Law student
Role(s): Vice-President, Secretary and Health and Safety Officer
Aims for next year: To share posters and leaflets to promote the society and its events, to have regular debates on current affairs, to add another round to the competition in which participants help a client solve a problem, to make use of contacts to improve opportunities for the members.
Background: 3rd year Law student, currently on a year abroad in Leiden.
Role(s): Equality and Diversity Officer
Aims for next year: To help promote society memberships, to help the society grow and create more opportunities for members.