The job involves promoting and developing Interconnect activities and events working with staff and liaising with my fellow students. On a more local level I’ll also be working on promoting Connect within the university with the lovely Maria, who will be representing the engineers. As there are a few champions dotted around the country, we will be meeting several times throughout the year to discuss our collective experiences and our thoughts on how the network is developing both local and nationally.
I’m slightly nervous as the role is brand new and I want to set a good precedent for the future, however I’m also very excited as if my ideas work they might be used for years to come! I really am looking forward to getting stuck in though and
coercing encouraging more female students to get involved with the network. My involvement with Interconnect last year was a huge confidence booster (being a female student in the School of Computing can get lonely at times) and it’s great to have such a wonderful support network to turn to, so if I can get the word out there to new and existing students Interconnect will hopefully be as beneficial to them as it is to those of us who are currently involved. We might even be able to convince more women in study computing or engineering, which would really be fantastic.
Here’s to a successful 2013-14!