Candidate for the position of Sports Officer
Hello, my name is George Berry and I currently have the privilege of being your SU Sports Officer. Using my experience in the role this year, I know I can continue to make a difference and help our university excel if you vote me back in as Sports Officer.
This year, I have been able to ensure there are no mandatory lectures after 1pm but I will take this further and ensure Wednesdays are completely free. This one free day a week is beneficial to all students, creating a reliable day for placement, volunteering, or simply your own mental health and wellbeing, which is instrumental for career prospects post university. This would allow our athletes to not be torn between education or sport, allowing us to prevent walkovers and help our university climb up the BUCS rankings, attracting more students.
Sport Specific Mental Health Support
The demands on sport students, competing at any level can be intense. The balance of multiple training sessions a week, a degree, personal life and any unexpected complications, such as injuries along the way, can cause a huge strain on anyone. My goal would be to bring in more specialised staff who understand the demands on our athletes and will be a positive influence on their sport, studies and outside life.
We have such talent at this university and I wholeheartedly believe that with clear leadership and drive, using resources we have, we can put ourselves firmly on the sporting map. Our Performance Analysis students can aid sporting achievement and we can use our brilliant Media School to build on the live streaming I put in place and create a platform to demonstrate how amazing ALL our students are, to the outside world, increasing pride in our #teamglos family.