For those who do not know me, I am Valia, a 2nd year student, running for Events Officer.
Departmental events should be perceived as an occasion to socialise with people of similar professional interests in a relaxed and friendly environment. The ambiance of CivSoc events should be inclusive, as people from different cultural backgrounds, preferences, and age groups are welcome and encouraged to participate. This is where a major challenge arises: convince people very different from each other to dedicate their recreational time in the same activity and make sure that everyone enjoys it. Being an extrovert and easily approachable person, I can contribute to the sense of inclusion. I am also willing to listen to your views about the events: what you enjoy and what you wish to be organised. I want everyone to feel comfortable to share their ideas and concerns regarding the events and I will take them into account.
My vision is to build up on what the ones before me did: spot the strengths and weaknesses, based on my personal experiences and your comments and feedback, as well as bring in some fresh ideas and organise various amazing events where everyone will engage. At the end of the day, no one wants to waste their very limited free time to average or even disappointing events. I will work to the best of my ability for your time with CivSoc to be memorable.
Feel free to email me your questions or ask me in person!