SocFed AGM Brief

SOC FED AGM

The Societies Federation Annual General Meeting (SocFed AGM) is run once a year, in May, where all Society members have the chance to register their society for the upcoming year, celebrate the previous year's successes, and find out more about the year to come.

***THIS MEETING IS FOR ALL NEWLY ELECTED SOCIETY MEMBERS TO ATTEND***

To give you an idea of what happens at SocFed AGM, see the steps below which show the order of events at the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. REGISTRATION

At least 2 X NEWLY ELECTED Committee members MUST attend to register their society for the year ahead.

2. WELCOME

This is where you get to meet the Societies Team and the Vice President of Activities & Participation, and we get to meet you. We will ask you to write down the one big thing you aim to achieve with your society this year.

3. SOCFED ELECTIONS

Did you know, anyone in a society can stand to be part of the SocFed Committee? Why not give it a go yourself!

What is the role of SocFed?

It is a great opportunity for you to help support societies, find out their wants and needs and shape the way we do things - to make everything we do better! This will be a rewarding experience that develops confidence and communication skills, it will also look impressive on your CV!

At Freshers’ Fair (in September) and ReFreshers Fair (in February) you will be given a list of societies to go and chat to and find out what’s going well, what isn’t and what would help to make life easier. The Societies Team and SocFed Committee will then meet up the following week to have an open discussion about the feedback in which we will ask you to report your findings in a written report. We can then get to work addressing any issues and implementing change.

4. How do I stand to be on the SocFed Committee?

During SocFed AGM we will ask anyone who wishes to stand for a role in SocFed Committee to come and stand at the front. Each candidate will have 30 seconds to say 'why' societies should vote for them. Everyone else in the room, representing each of their societies, will then vote. Shortly after we will reveal the results and congratulate the 6 successful candidates who will become the new SocFed Committee.

5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

A summary of everything you need to know to make your society a success (how to get funding, where to find resources, how to get training, book Freshers’ Fair etc.) 

6. SOCIETY AWARDS

Any societies whom have worked hard enough to achieve the Outstanding Society Accreditation will be awarded their certificates. These high achieving committee members will also be invited to our Union Awards ceremony and could be in the running for a Union Award (basically an Oscar!). We will also show you the employability skills you can learn and evidence from acheiving each accreditation level.

7. RASIE & GIVE (RAG) PRESENTATION 

The RAG society will then present the amount of money raised over the year and the charities that we have supported. 

8. SOCIAL GATHERING

After the meeting everybody heads to Basement Central in Cockcroft for a drink and some snacks.

This is a great opportunity for the society members to meet each other and plan some collaborations.