The Sports Network committee is made up of current students who are elected into their roles as the highest level of student representation we, as students, have in place within sport at Bristol Uni. From this position we can prioritise what students actually want from sport at the uni, whether that’s playing in a competitive BUCS league or a social intramural league on Sundays. Ignition is our main event of the year where we gather sports teams from across the uni to participate in 10 hours of activity (anything from skipping to swimming to shooting hoops!) to raise money for Bristol City Centre Hospitals. This year wellbeing is at the forefront of our agenda so make sure you follow our Instagram (sportsnetworkbristol) to keep up with what we have in store!
Our 2020/21 Chair is Jenny Herring:
“Hi everyone, I’m Jenny and I’m the Sports Network Chair for the 2020/21 season. My sports are rugby and water polo, though given the chance I’ll try and play just about anything!
As Chair for a typical year my role would include running the sports network committee, sitting on grant panels and affiliation boards, attending student council and coordinating our main charity event of the year which is Ignition. However, this year’s been slightly different… completely unlike other years for obvious reasons! Over the summer I had the chance to join weekly meetings with Rushab and the SEH/SU partnership team, making sure the interests of the students were represented while we developed our plans for the coming season; and throughout I have been working behind the scenes to make sure our sporting community is working cohesively to look after each other’s wellbeing in these difficult circumstances.”
Each October, a new Sports Network committee is elected. These student representatives put themselves up for election for an accredited role on our official SU Network committee, representing the interests of the 10,000 students that play sport across the uni, and have the resources to influence the decisions that matter to you and your clubs.
Typically, a committee member can expect to spend 1-2 hours on the Sports Network per week, less during quieter periods (e.g. exams) and a little more towards big events such as Ignition (depending on the role). However, as students we know sometimes there just isn’t enough time to get everything ticked off that to-do list so by working as part of a committee we’ll be there to help out when needed.
The roles on our committee are:
All roles are overseen by the Chair of the network, who's job it is to ensure that all the roles and responsibilities of the network are being fulfilled; whilst working with the full time Student Sport and Development Officer, staff at SEH (Sport, Exercise and Health) and the SU, and sports clubs captains and their members to help provide the best possible offer for all Bristol University students. The Chair also attends Standing Committee, Student Council, Grants and Affiliations panels and weekly meetings with the SU-SEH partnership team to help shape the opportunities on offer to students.
Your Sports Network Committee for 2020/21 are:
Chair: Jenny Herring
Liberation Officer: Ridima Kapoor
Wellbeing Officer: Lucy Matthews
Access Officer: Fan Wu
Events Officer: Athina Dimitrakopoulou
Nominations for committee positions are now closed for the 2020/21 academic year, so head over to our Instagram (sportsnetworkbristol) to keep up with what this year's committee are up to!! Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Jenny (email@example.com)
Step-by-step guide to nominate yourself: *Please note nominations for next year's Chair are now open until 25/02!*
A visual guide can be found on the 'Elections' highligh reel on our Instagram (sportsnetworkbristol) but if you get stuck please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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