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​Hello! My name is Izzy and I am your VP Community for 2020/21. As VP I lead the Community Zone which is made up of 5 elected part-time officers who each have their own projects they’ll be working on this year.


The community zone is all about bringing students together and building a sense of community both on campus and within Guildford town. We are responsible for the entertainment and outreach aspects of student life including live events, volunteering, raising and giving, and engagement with the local community.


Have a question? You can reach me at ussu.vpcommunity@surrey.ac.uk and I’ll get back to you soon!

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What is the Community Zone?

The Community Zone is made up of five Part Time Officers and led by the full time VP and together they ensure that every student feels that Surrey is their home away from home. This involves taking the lead on: all things Volunteering and Fundraising (referred to as RAG); organising the big showcase events; the entertainment and social activities on campus; ensuring there is a harmonious relationship with the students and the wider Guildford residents. 

Another key area for the Community Zone is responsible for is ensuring that the University and the Student Body has sustainability at the heart of all activities. 

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Hey! My name is Adesuwa, I’m a final year Business Management MBus student and I’m your RAG Chair for the academic year 2020/21.

This year, I want to increase the awareness of RAG by introducing RAG Representatives & RAG spotlight which will highlight clubs and societies who raised most amount of money each month.

There will be loads of different opportunities throughout the year to meet other clubs & societies so that we can create a sense of community for Raising and Giving within Guildford.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on ussu.ragchair@surrey.ac.uk

I can’t wait to meet all of you.

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Hey there! My name's Nathaniel (Nat) - I'm a final year BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing student and I sit on the Union Executive this year as the Community Zone's Officer.

My priorities this year are: more events and entertainment, more RAG and sustainability, and more widening outreach and participation. For all students during academic terms and holidays.

This year will have challenges. However, your Union and its Community Zone are optimistic and beyond excited to work to ensure that you have the best possible experiences here at Surrey!

Contact me anytime at nn00227@surrey.ac.uk if you have any questions and I'd love to hear from you. Thanks a lot.

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I’m Philip - currently doing my final year studying Media, Culture & Society. After being on placement the past year, I’m excited to be back to uni and campus. 

This year, alongside the rest of the team, I’m hoping to bring a new beer garden on campus, and make improvements to established schemes and events, such as the Freshers’ Angels. Looking forward to the rest of the year!

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Hi everyone, I’m Rachel! I’m in my third year at Surrey studying English Literature with Politics🤠 

I’m really excited to be a part of the Community Zone this year and hope to make your student experience EVEN better this year!

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Hi, I am David, a second year International Relations student. I am a part of SuSnow, The Stag, DeBeNeLux and Pol Soc. 

Even though I am away for placment this year, I am sure you will still be able to find me in Rubix on the occasional night out.



#SurreyAtHome Anthology

As part of the ‘Surrey at Home’ campaign, the Community Zone worked with the School of Literature and Languages and Surrey Lit Soc to encourage students to write poems about their experiences staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Students submitted reflecting and inspiring poems to the campaign. The Community Zone also encouraged students to submit photos documenting unique moments during the lockdown.

An online poetry workshop with the Young People’s Laureate for London, Theresa Lola, was also held with the participants of the campaign. The workshop was an opportunity for students to learn to express their experiences creatively. The result is a collection of different student’s experiences of lockdown in poetry and photography form.

Please read and share!

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A message to our Class of 2020:

The Class of 2020 reminisce about their time and wonderful experiences at University and express what they will miss the most. As the current circumstances have prevented final years from enjoying their last few months being Surrey students, and postponed the summer graduation until 2021, they share a heart warming, supportive and powerful message to all students, to never lose hope... this is NOT a goodbye, this is a see you soon💙 #ForeverSurrey #TogetherAtHome #SurreyAtHome 


 

If you would like to know more about any of the key activities that the Community Zone does then click on any of the buttons below!

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Get in Touch! 

 

Izzy Watkins, VP Community - ussu.vpcommunity@surrey.ac.uk

If you have an issue that needs to be taken higher in the University then your VP Community is here to help. Get in touch here.

Community Zone - ussu.communityzone@surrey.ac.uk

For any general enquiries or feedback you'd like to send to all the Officers in the Community Zone, you can email our shared inbox. ​​

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