It’s been a strange time lately. What with the old officers slowly departing one at a time and with our Chief Executive being offered the same position at Portsmouth SU, things are changing.
I love change.
All year we’ve been changing things. Changing what we do, how we do it and what we do after. I love changing people’s minds, challenging the accepted and changing things for students to make their lives at Uni even better.
Whilst everything I’ve just said is true, sometimes I don’t love change quite as much.
What some people may not realise is that whilst it is the job of your elected officers (President & VPs) to lead the Union, drive development and change the lives of students, the Chief Executive is also a fundamental part of this process. They provide the operational support which enables us to do our jobs and therefore all the things I’ve just said.
Chief Executives might not be required to come up with the ideas but they are responsible for making stuff happen.
As we near the deadline for the close of applications for the role I find myself filled with trepidation and excitement, almost in equal measure but not quite.