#ExecElections – Enterprise & Employability E.O. Anonymous Manifestos

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Candidate 1

As your first Enterprise & Employability Executive Officer, I aim to achieve the following next year:

Enterprise:
• Offer enterprising events to ALL departments through DSF and working with Department Chairs. Enterprise is not solely about starting a business, but also develop personal skills.
• Work closely with the University’s Enterprise Office, and the Head of Student and Graduate Enterprise in developing enterprise in our curriculum and students.
• Implement the £10 Hall Challenge so it runs over a longer period of time.
• Develop enterprising events in tandem with sections within LSU
• Create a system so that student volunteers are aware of the enterprising skills developed by getting involved in sections.
• Work closely with the staff, students and Enterprise Rep in LUiL
• Bring more enterprising events/activities to Loughborough College Students and further develop their Enterprise Society by working with senior figures within the college.
• Work with the Post-Grad EO to bring PGT/PGR specific enterprise events and help.

Employability:
• Form an effective bond with DSF by placing the EO position onto the Committee itself, whilst also working closely with Careers Reps within each department.
• Create a calendar of events for Careers Reps and the Careers Network of events which are specific to each department.
• Continue finding effective ways to promote the services of the Careers Network to students.
• Form a strategic plan with the Careers Network on how the EO should operate now that the position is full-time.
• Develop graduate events for final year students and PGT/PGR students who plan to go into employment.

R.O.N.

Hi, I’m R.O.N and I stand for Re-open nominations. It’s my job to make sure you’re aware of candidate shortcomings. If you don’t feel that the candidates are applicable to the role, have a read of MY manifesto, and vote R.O.N.

The role in which the candidate is standing for is “Enterprise & Employability”. The candidate talks about working with Student and Graduate Enterprise but fails to released enterprise is extra circular and not co-circular. Implementing this point would be co-circular activity.
Throughout the manifesto the candidate talking about ‘bringing more enterprising events’ to various demographics. However, there is no specificity of what the events will entail. It is important that the style and structure of enterprising events is discussed as the needs of the entrepreneurial students is changing.
The candidate focuses on making £10 Hall Challenge a longer event. However, this event mainly engaged hall committee students and there are other events, which are equal as interesting, more enterprising and engage more students. The candidate does not justify why he wants to do this.
The candidate does not seem to realise that enterprise events with PGR students could inflict with Intellectual Property rights that the university may have. Therefore, Enterprise at the Union may not be able to put on these events.
With employability the candidate talks about events but fails to talk about what type of events they would hold for various departments, especially when each department has careers teams. The point is vague, what do employability events look like? Do you meet companies, attend CV workshops? The lack of depth suggests the candidate does not actually fully understand what he going to do for union run employability events.
The candidate has not once talked about the importance of making students aware of the difference between recruitment and employability. This is crucial point surrounding how employability facilities can help students and it has no once been mentioned.
The candidate has shown no any evidence that backs this plan. As this also a new position, how will the candidate know what is important to the student?

To find out who these candidates are, visit ExecElections.lsu.co.uk on Sunday 26th February at 9pm.

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