Opportunity: Business and Sustainable Development Society Exec Elections

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We are entering into society election season. Tudor Tocai of the Business and Sustainable Development Society said of his experience: “I have been the Marketing Manager for the society for well over a year now and I can honestly say it has been one of the best experiences I ever had.” Many credit societies as playing a central role in a full university experience. “I encourage anyone who is interested in having the full university experience to get involved.”

For those who are considering boosting their university experience and career prospects, the Business & Sustainable Development Society, one of the fastest growing societies on campus, is looking for two dedicated students to be responsible for the roles of Events Manager and Secretary. Don’t worry if you aren’t a member of the society and aren’t currently affiliated with them, you’re very welcome to put yourself up for either of the positions.  The key thing is that candidates are excited about working with the society. The Elections will be held on Thursday Week 4 at 6pm, Management School Lecture Theatre 6.  Each candidate will have around 3-5 minutes to present themselves – the medium used can be anything from a PowerPoint presentation to something more creative. If you are wishing to apply, focus on why you are the best person for the role and your motivation to join the society. To indicate your interest in either of the positions, send an email to bsdsoc@lancaster.ac.uk with your name, degree, year of study and role applied for (Events Manager or Secretary).

The events manager organises all of the society’s events and activities. This includes scheduling of the event or activity, inviting the guest speaker(s), room booking, room arrangement, facilities, refreshments, acquiring permits, coordinating transportation etc. The role will also involve working closely with the Finance exec member to plan the events and activities budget, as well as working with the Marketing exec member in promoting the events. This role is suitable for anyone who wants a very hands on role, and who is ready to take on a substaintial amount of responsibility.

The Business and Sustainable Development Society are also looking for a Secretary. The Secretary elect is responsible for administration of all matters relating to memberships and subscriptions and liaising appropriately with the President and the Treasurer. The Secretary acts as a moderator during the General Meetings of the Executive Board and is responsible for all Society correspondence and administration. This role is more administrative, and is a good way to get involved with societies, learning about their structure and to play an essential role in their organisation.

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