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Rory Bardner

Geophysics: President

Hi everybody, my name is Rory and I’m excited to be running for GPS President!

My current position as GPS tour officer has been invaluable in showing me the inside workings and arrangements of the committee, and I feel that I have worked well within the current financial constraints to still arrange a great value tour to Morocco this summer. I will aim to make sure this continues to be a part of what we do and stays accessible.

As president I would set out a plan to sustainably invest next year’s sponsorship money back into improving and subsidising our great social events and also look further afield to access great speakers and industry related activities that we haven’t been able to previously, enhancing the student experience which is ultimately the goal of the society. Continuing the momentum of sponsorship is important, remaining in close contact with SEG and working alongside the new sponsorship officer will ensure we have the same/even better financial backing next year.

I feel it’s really important to introduce the society early on to new students and to do this I would aim to hold a talk in their first few weeks, letting them see what the GPS can do for them and also improving social connections with other years.

I’m friendly with all year groups, approachable, open to new ideas, hard working and fully committed to taking the GPS from strength to strength over the next academic year whilst retaining its traditions.

Please support me!