At uea|su we have over 200 societies – from fetish to quidditch, publishers to Pride, and Livewire to law.
Having a funding meeting with the committees of these 200 societies would be chaos. We’d never get anywhere. So, at the start of every year, we group the societies into 11 broad remits, such as ‘Political’, ‘Academic’, or ‘Media’. The societies in each group then vote for one person to become their representative, and these 11 people form the Societies Executive Committee.
Your current team are:
Academic – Jemma Bailey
Arts & Performance – Adrian Moore
Charities & Campaigns – Oral Knox-Macaulay
Cultural – Sharmaine Cheung
Games & Hobbies – Nathan Abbott
Media – Alex Edge
Medical – Juliet Donaghy
Peer Support – Rhys Purtill
Political – Muqaddam Malik
Religion – Raymond Kiu
The Societies Executive Committee in charge of a £8,000 pot of funding, which they can distribute among societies. They meet once a month to review funding applications from societies, and decide which ones deserve the grant.
This year, the funding has already gone a long way – for example:
- £120 to the Paediatrics Society for a ‘Save a Baby’s Life’ Instructor Course
- £400 to the History Society to fund additional educational activities during a module trip to Prague
- £800 to the Surgical Society for a Trauma Conference
- £1000 to the Model UN for travel to South European International Model United Nations, in Spain
- £573 for Quidditch Society, to travel to the British Quidditch Cup to represent UEA (Go Nifflers!)
There’s currently £1,675 left of the funding – so if your society wants to apply, check out our resources page.
Their job is also to represent you, so if you have any issues with the way your society is run, or if you think I can be doing more to help you, get in touch.