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  1. Communications Officer – Poster

    October 5, 2011 by lallyd

    So as part of my quest to be elected as Communications Officer, I had to create a campaign poster to put up around the college, alongside a manifesto in order to try and get people to vote for me.
    Votes are being cast between 17th and 21st October, so hopefully I’ve enough time before then to spread my name about and get people behind my cause!
    I’ve included a copy of the poster for you have a look at. Any feedback would be warmly welcome. I’ve also added the copy from my manifesto for you get have a look at. Hope you like it! Please leave a comment letting me know what you think, positive or not :)

    Lalita D’Cruze – Communications Officer Poster

    My manifesto:
    “My name is Lalita D’Cruze, most people call me Lally. I am standing for the position of H.E. Communications Officer.

    I am a second year BSc IT student already involved with some activities happening both in and outside of the college. I believe there are a lot of great things going on around campus that not everyone knows about. There are loads of activities and groups already running at the college, as well as discounts and special offers for students which aren’t being taken advantage of simply because people don’t know they exist.

    If elected I will do as much as I can to help any society, student or faculty in promoting their activities or events to the student body. I will do my best to ensure everyone knows about what’s happening at the Student Union and how they are working with the college to constantly improve your time here. I will try to keep the information relevant and easy to understand, whilst continuing the great work already being done by the Student Union, by communicating with students through Facebook, Twitter & around campus.

    I would be happy to take on any feedback about the current communication system at the Student Union and will strive to improve it to make sure your voice is heard by the Student Union and college where possible.

    I am really passionate about sharing and communicating and I recently completed a level two certificate in British Sign Language, which helped me to understand the challenges some people face with communicating on a daily basis. I have also spent time working with organisations in the local community to promote music nights, conferences and technology events and maintain two blogs and a twitter account covering these topics and more.

    I believe the more people are involved in the student community; the better it can grow to be.

    Vote for me via Moodle as Communications Officer and you’ll never be out of the loop.

    Lally”

    Don’t forget to leave a comment!

    Thanks,
    Lally.


  2. Blackpool Geek Up

    August 23, 2011 by lallyd

    So last night I attended the second ever Blackpool Geek Up (#geekupthetower).

    For those that don’t know what a Geek Up is, it’s a “grass-roots knowledge sharing and networking social for folks involved or interested in all forms of technology and creative media.” Which has kindly been organised by Les Pounder.

    Unfortunately I wasn’t around to attend the first one, but by all accounts it was a success, and I was pleasantly surprised to see how many folk turned up to this month’s event. Although I would liked to have seen more familiar faces, as there are plenty of geeks whose absence was noticed (ahem, Jaime, Steve & Dan)

    The monthly meet ups are being held at Gillespies on Topping Street in Blackpool which seems a decent spot, with friendly staff, reasonable facilities and  a decent selection of drinks including non-alcoholic ones for anyone driving. There’s street parking available on many of the surrounding roads which is free after 6pm and a 5 minute walk from the train station for those coming in from further afield.

    The talks last night were on Android and IT in Education. I was thoroughly engaged by both speakers, despite the commentary for Tottenham vs Man Utd blaring from a speaker above my head. There was even a projector made available for the evening, although I didn’t manage to get on the wi-fi whilst I was there, but maybe that was my mistake? Anyway, 3G served in it’s absence.

    Two observations about the attendees, 1) age and 2) gender; the crowd was predominantly male and over 30. Other than me, and a female friend I had asked to come with me there was one other lady who I didn’t get chance to speak to representing the fairer sex among a group of maybe 20 people.

    As a bit of a barcamp veteran I’m fully aware that guys out number girls significantly at these sorts of events, but I was disappointed that there weren’t more women there, especially as the event is in it’s infancy and hasn’t been established as a guy-zone?

    I’d really like to encourage more women to attend these types of events, to prove that there are women working and studying in science/engineering/technology in Lancashire and that they do want to be part of the community. When I go back to Uni in a few weeks I’ll definitely be telling my classmates about the event and encouraging them (but especially the girls) to come along and check it out, and maybe even contribute in time.

    The other observation is the age. Not that I particularly think that the age of the people attending affects the success of the evening (nor would I say that gender has an affect) but it would be nice to see some younger faces in attendance and again, when I go back to Uni I hope to encourage a few of the other students to take part in local tech events.

    The next one will be held on 26th September from 7pm & hopefully I will see some of you there!

     

    Lally.