What’s your role?
I am one of the Activities Engagement Coordinators at King’s College London Students’ Union / Student Association (KCLSU).
What does it involve?
As Activities Engagement Coordinator I am jointly responsible for supporting KCLSU’s 300+ student activity groups and societies. This involves everything from project managing our annual training conference for 600 society Presidents and Treasurers to advising our elected Student Activities Committee about funding decisions. It is a student-facing role, helping student group leaders with any queries and supporting them to develop as self-sustainable groups.
What’s the best thing about it?
I love the variety of the role! One day I will be working with students to create videos for training content and the next I’ll be writing a review of a project for Senior Leadership. I get to meet so many different, talented students and see the positive difference they make to the KCLSU / Student Association community.
How did you get here?
After graduating, I started my career in media, managing advertising campaigns for clients across the press and digital media. After almost 2 years I decided I wanted a change of scene and following my heavy involvement in societies whilst I was at uni, working in an SU’s Activities Team seemed like a great move! My role at KCLSU / Student Association allows me to combine my experience managing various projects and stakeholders from my previous job with my enthusiasm for activities and improving the student experience.
What’s was the most helpful piece of learning you picked up along the way?
Say yes to extra opportunities! Students’ Unions / Student Association are a great place to take up extra responsibilities outside of your remit. These are great for professional development, learning more about both the organisation and wider student movement.