Dan Ball is the Student Union President at Bath College. He applied for the role after he completed a year as Vice President, which he did around his Public Services course.
He wanted to share his experience with any students considering applying for a position on the 2020/21 Students’ Union.
Why did you sign up for the Students’ Union?
I signed up when I was sill a student to be Vice President because I wanted to make a difference within the college from the students’ voice. At the end of my college course, I wanted to be President because I wanted to expand my career within the Students’ Union and gain much experience as possible.
What does your role involve?
My role involves running campaigns with the participation team, running the Students Union and leading the Student Voice. I attend Learner Voice meetings which is where course reps come and contribute to changes they want around college.
Since being an officer, what has been your highlight?
My highlight has been meeting new students and getting to know them and how they are enjoying their course.
What have you learnt since being part of the Students’ Union?
I have learnt that being part of the Students’ Union is enjoyable and that it is worth doing as it builds up a good CV.
What advice what you give to someone that is thinking of running to become an officer in the Students’ Union?
Joining the SU will enable you to work as a team, meet new people, volunteer and build up your CV. I would recommend planning your election campaign with reasons why you would like to represent the student voice. Give it ago and take the opportunity while it’s there!!
To find out all about the 2020/21 roles, click here