Corwin is in his 3rd year studying BA Music Production at Leeds Beckett University.
The role of Social Secretary is a very active role in the society. It is my responsibility to liaise with the societies we work with and create events to assist integration as well as maximising our members enjoyment. You have seen yourself that socials vary from the standard curry and Fruity during show weeks, to movie nights, and even fun like trampolining. Later in the year we will be doing ‘Backstage on Tour’ which is probably the largest project the Social Secretary will undergo. In my opinion, other than the exec, this is the most crucial role on the committee as without socials we rarely put the time in to unwind outside of the Riley with our members.
“When shows hit, you’re constantly on your toes to communicate and liaise to organise and see through all the socials.”
Being Social Sec is involved from day one. As soon as term starts in September, you’re on it with planning socials for returning members to catch up as well as inviting prospective members for a chance to get to know us before the give it a go. When shows hit, you’re constantly on your toes to communicate and liaise to organise and see through all the socials. These can be fun and creative, while still trying to find the balance of integration as it’s good to socialise with the societies we work with.
“Social Sec is a role that anyone can go for. How much you know of tech or the union does not affect doing this role and really allows you to find out more about those things and the society a whole lot more.”
Before Backstage I had some theatre knowledge, but only really in sound. However, through my first year I quickly gained knowledge of how the society works, not just with tech but also from a social standpoint by attending nearly every social (much to the dismay of my wallet). The fun and excitement I gained from shows being back to back along with the socials made me decide to run for committee. Not being a student at Leeds University, I wasn’t aware I could join LUU societies let alone be on committee for them. Social Sec is a role that anyone can go for. How much you know of tech or the union does not affect doing this role and really allows you to find out more about those things and the society a whole lot more. If you have fun with the society and want to continue the fun and organisation of it then this is definitely the role for you. Always remember you are a committee member before a Social Secretary, so attending weekly meetings and having a say in the organisation of the society is key before fun.
If you have any other questions about the role then please feel free to send me a message on Facebook or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Corwin Cook
Posted on 16th March 2017