Whittling spoons

I love working in a students’ union. I love working in communications. Sometimes though, it isn’t very satisfying.This struck me when I went to a TEDx event in Brighton a few years ago. The theme was linked to connectedness and community so I’d hoped...

Induction for new communications team members

It’s been a hectic few months recently as I’ve been doing three jobs at once after two members of my team relocated to London for great new jobs. After recruiting to fill their vacant posts and with an expansion of my team on the horizon I wanted to...

Whose Students’ Union?

Oh hi, I’m back! I spend a lot of time mentally composing blog posts but forget that it is harder to share them when they’re just in my head… So something I’ve been thinking about recently is whose students’ union it is. NUS have been...

Comms by the Coast 2015

A few weeks ago I hosted our annual students’ union communication people gathering in Brighton – Comms by the Coast. I wish I had more time to write about the things I learned and the ideas it sparked for me but the run-up to new students arriving is more...

Organising your marketing & communications

I spoke at the annual National Union of Students (NUS) conference for students’ union officers and managers. This year my topic was ‘organising your marketing and communications’. Not a particularly sexy title but maybe next year? To be honest, this...