Clubs and Activities Officer

This year has been a really exciting year with some great wins for students, especially in the clubs sphere.

At the beginning of the year the Clubs Council was reformed to play a larger and more meaningful role in being the critic and conscience of clubs services and management at VUW. This first task we undertook as a new and improved council was to actively consult with as many clubs and club leaders as possible to find out where the needs of clubs really lie and what clubs thought could be done to improve support services. We got some really constructive feedback from a diverse range of clubs and this fed into the independent review of clubs management in trimester two. Hopefully we will see some positive changes for the Clubs community as a result.

Another awesome win was creating the Gold & Supreme Club Awards, which is an award ceremony that celebrates the success of our students in the cultural sphere and our outstanding clubs on campus. Until this year these achievements were not formally recognised by the University, unlike every other University in the country, so it was great to have the first celebration of our awesome students! Some of the individual achievements included some students competing at the Hip Hop World Championships in Las Vegas and the Barbershop World Championships in Texas. We also celebrated the hard work of the clubs on campus with Vic Muslims taking out the top prize of Supreme Club of the Year.

These were some incredible highlights of the year and show just how amazing the student body is outside as well as inside lecture rooms! It will be really exciting to build on the Clubs Council and the Gold & Supreme Club Awards in years to come and they are both in excellent hands with the newly elected Clubs & Activities Officer, Marlon Drake, who will be leading this area in 2017.

Tori Sellwood,

Clubs and Activities Officer