Hey everyone! 👋
Welcome to the March Edition of the Students' Association Update!
March has been a very exciting month for the Students' Association. We've elected our new Presidential Team for 2019/20, launched our brand new website and hosted a number of HBHM events celebrating No Smoking Week and World Sleep Day.
We're also delighted to announce that on the 21st March, we won the 'Diversity' Award at the NUS Scotland Awards! 🎉
This award was for the 'All-Together-Different' arts project which encouraged all students to embrace different cultures, life experiences and identities.
In this year's Big Student Elections, we had a record amount of students put themselves forward to become part of the CitySA Presidential Team for 2019/20. A record breaking 25 candidates campaigned across both campuses asking you to vote for them to be your representatives for 2019/20.
We had 2197 votes in total, our second highest ever voting turnout in the elections! Your new Presidential Team for 2019/20 are:
Student President - Dylan Duff
Vice President Learning and Teaching - Callum Cross
Vice President Diversity & Wellbeing - Eva Curran
Vice President Social & Activities - Robyn Lambert
It’s been an exciting fortnight for our Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Award. The 12th of March kicked off our run of wellbeing events with No Smoking Day at Riverside Campus, followed by the same event at City the following day. These events saw the return of the popular 'swap a cigarette for a cupcake & hot chocolate' scheme, with over 250 students sacrificing their cigarettes. Hundreds of students also completed our Healthy Body, Healthy Mind survey which will continue to help us shape our work to suit the needs of our students.
On Thursday 14th March we celebrated World Sleep Day with an event at both City and Riverside. This was an event organised in response to the feedback you’d given us in the survey. Many students felt that a lack of sleep was having a negative impact on their Mental Health so we were on hand to offer advice and guidance along with some freebies, of course! Students were keen to get their hands on some CitySA branded sleep masks and many of you took part in our quizzes and online polls. Congratulations to our lucky winners who walked away with Lumie Alarm clocks and pillow speakers!
The Student Engagement team would like to say a massive THANKS to all students and staff for their hard work and commitment over the past few months in helping us collect over 1700 Strathmore water bottles.
We took a proactive topic and used it to create an exciting recycling dynamic learning initiative that involved cross faculty collaboration. We recycled all of the bottles which were collected and used them to build our City Greenhouse.
The City Goes Green initiative was an amazing opportunity that helped to raise awareness of single use plastic and the impact that it is having on our environment.
We would like to congratulate our students from the Creative Industries and Education and Humanities faculties, who contributed in designing and building the Greenhouse, which will become an actual learning environment that will be used by our students from our Social and Personal Development courses.
The Greenhouse will officially open on Tuesday 26th March at 11am. Please feel free to drop by and have a look!