Thursday, 28 March 2013

History / Democracy / Filming / The Oscars

Yesterday we embarked on a whirlwind of activity; our first mission was to battle through the snow storms (in spring, seriously!) to make our way to the tram station. Once our group of Student Union and Student Reps had boarded the tram we started to wonder what the day may bring; we knew we were on our way to the People's History Museum in Manchester for a tour of democracy through the ages; but the afternoon 'secret mission' was yet to be revealed.

We arrived at the museum and started our tour, it was a fantastic experience, we did not realise how instrumental unions were in making many important changes happen for society. We also made full use of their fantastic range of props, the old style Co-Op is our new favourite shop!

After the tour it was time for our 'secret mission' and we were tasked with producing two 2 minute videos - one to promote the SU & Student Rep roles and the other to highlight the importance of taking part in surveys. It was a mad 50 minutes of filming to a tight deadline, and we ran riot using the museum as our backdrop. It was lots of fun and we managed to get it 'in the can' before lunch.
We were treated to a special premier of the finished films when we arrived back at College with 'Oscar' awards for best actor, best actress, most enthusiastic male & most enthusiastic female.

p.s. we have to give a special mention to Fathahul, for his bag carrying contribution on the day :-)


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

A busy week for the SU

Most weeks are busy for us here at the SU, and last week was particularly hectic. Here is a rundown of what we've been up to:


Steve attended the NUS regional network meeting which was held at Blackpool& Flyde College. It was a really interesting day and we discussed many topics including student feedback mechanisms, student engagement, learner voice& quality improvement as well as getting an update on NUS national campaigns.


Today was student rep forum day; time flies, cannot believe we are up to our 4th forum of the year already. As usual it was a lively meeting, we discussed many cross-college topics and were treated to a preview of the plans for the college new build - it all looks very exciting!


Steve joined in with the 5-a-side football activity organised by Ray, our College's sports coordinator. It was a fun session, but exhausting, Steve reported that he was aching all over after the game. We think he needs to get more practice :-)


Steve was busy today working with our learners at Stoneleigh Academy. IPad Club is defiantly taking shape now, the group are using Garage Band to produce their own song; we cannot wait to hear the finished article.


Today students from the College’s Media department staged their own Harlem Shake in the Green Room. Students from around the College took part & it was 10 minutes of madness, but all in a good cause as we raised £130 for the College charity – well done everyone.

Take a look at the video here:

Oldham College Harlem Shake - Official