VOTE BEN ATKINS #1 FOR VP STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Get on it in 2011 with an Officer with Dedication, Imagination and Commitment
What can I give to the role?
As a committed member of the Athletics Union and Student Activities and Societies as a whole, I
realise how important the idea of community and belonging is to an MMU a student. Whether first year
or post grad, I feel there should always be a place for you at the Union. I aim to provide the individual
attention you all deserve, and alongside this the levels of commitment and effort the union requires .
Throughout my time at MMU I feel I have shown a major commitment and passion for the union as a
whole and believe this mentality makes me an excellent candidate for the role of student activities
officer! My drive for this position has been encouraged by the time I have spent dealing with student
activities while being an active committee member of societies within MMU. I believe I can instigate the
next steps MMUnion needs to take towards bringing the University together through clubs, societies and
groups and giving them as much support guidance and encouragement as I can.
How can I Achieve this?
Investment– The Student SwitchOn campaign secured a £2 Million investment into the Union, I aim to enrich the student experience in all aspects across
campus including Clubs, Societies and Group Funding, Infrastructure and Activities as a whole.
A Unified Student Activities Centre - I aim to remove the divide between clubs and societies to try create a singular group. This could be achieved by
Why should you Vote for Me?
creating a more open student activities night, inviting all members of the Union to join in the social events our union offers and come together to share ideas and
create the enthusiasm our union needs..
As a committee member for the biggest sports club in MMU and also founding member of the Manchester Metropolitan
The Union in the Community - By working with the Community very and volunteer services I aim to get both clubs and societies out into the community
Environmental and Geographical society I have gained a officerbalanced view of how Clubs and Societies can come together. I feel
sharing their talents, personalities and passion with our local communities. I also aim to make this a more desirable activity by making volunteering a recognised
this insight will play an integral role in any decisions I make as a Student Activities officer.
factor on degree certificates by improving the MMUnion Stars system, which will increase employability post-graduation.
Voting for me will ensure an increase in student participation within the Union , with particular emphasis on student
Involving the Students – Part ofas the 2nd Floor Project, get student involved in union decisions. I aim to Icarry thisto makeincreaseevents the best
involvement in projects such the SwitchOn! Initiative is to FeelGoodWeek and MMU in Amsterdam. intend on, and these the student
they can allowing full transparency about how and beneficial to the student body as possible.
participation bybe and make them as accessiblethe union spends its budget and spreads it across its projects.
I am not only looking to continue current events within the union, but also to expand them bring fresh new ideas to the union
Handing over Control – By Utilising the student body to its full potential, creating a Events Committee using students to organise a range of union wide
which will encouraged not only benefits to students’ academic life but their social lives too!
events, helping add employability and experience to students.
Uniting Cheshire and Manchester Campuses – By pushing more inter campus competition, banter and events not only for Sports but also for the huge
amount of societies with common interests, goals and ambitions.
Bringing the Noise – Whether it’s the Wednesday night social, or a march through Manchester I want to bring the Students the voice they need and deserve.
Why should you Vote for Me? - MMUnion Stars is an accreditation USE YOUR VOTE ONLINE AT
tool, we is used by sports and societies WWW.MMUNION.CO.UK/elexions
- As a committee member for the biggest to develop and maintain themselves
sports club in MMU and also founding efficiently. 7TH – 11TH MARCH
member of the Manchester Metropolitan - I aim to get these actions accredited A VOTE TO GET ON IT IS A VOTE FOR A UNION
Environmental and Geographical society I onto your degree, this can be used to THAT CAMPAIGNS:
have gained a very balanced view of how improve employability and also allows
Clubs and Societies can come together. I clubs and societies to gain more FOR LONGER LIBRARY HOURS
feel this insight will play an integral role independence from the Union in both FOR FREE EDUCATION
in any decisions I make as a Student financial and social aspects. AGAINST JOB CUTS, PRIVATISATION AND
Activities officer. - This system will be used to train
- Voting for me will ensure an increase in committee members in core skills
student participation within the Union , required for every situation and aspect FOR A COMMUNITY FREE FROM FASCISM,
with particular emphasis on student of life, developing required skills which ISLAMOPHOBIA AND ALL FORMS OF RACISM
involvement in projects such as the are valued by employers in the work FOR GREATER CULTURAL AWARENESS AND
2nd Floor Project, FeelGoodWeek and place. STUDENT REPRESENTATION
MMU in Amsterdam. I intend to make FOR PROMOTION OF LIBERATION CAMPAIGNS
these events the best they can be and
FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
make them as accessible and beneficial to
FOR DEMOCRACY NOT BUREAUCRACY AND
the student body as possible.
- I am not only looking to continue WIDER STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
current events within the union, but also GREATER ACCESS TO FUNDING FOR SOCIETIES
to expand them bring fresh new ideas to AND SPORTS TEAMS
the union which will encouraged not only FOR A UNION THAT OPPOSES WAR AND ARMY
benefits to students’ academic life but RECRUITMENT ON CAMPUS
their social lives too!
Vote to Get On It With –
- Subgroups are a massive part of the union, - Campaigning has been a massive part
Sports and societies subgroups need to be of my University experience, and as an President – Tunde Adekoya
more open to general ideas, while the Activities officer I would be 100%
creation of new subgroups, such as the behind any issues bought to me Community – Samaria Anjum
Inter Faith and Environmental subgroups affecting students as a demographic. VP Education – Alex Fountain
bringing different demographics of - I aim to back any student who feels
students who feel affected by worldwide affected by an issue with support VP Activities Manchester – Ben Atkins
decisions to pass policy on the key issues. guidance also the feeling of unity
knowing their Uni-on is with them. VP Activities Cheshire – Stan Asomaning
VP Cheshire – Laura Ramli
For a Student Union with some real Drive, Determination and most of all a
Passion for a Good time. You know what to do. Vote Ben and Get On It!!!