Hi, I’m Nick! You might have recognise me from wearing a red Rali hoodie and 3 neckers, or featuring in one of Thomas’ many SUGS videos… I’m currently studying an MSc in Civil Engineering at Southampton. I first joined SSAGO as a member of SUGS in 2017; since then, I’ve spent a year with UOBGAS during 2019, went back to SUGS for my final year at Swansea, and then switched to Southampton where I’ve been since September 2021. I’ve also been the Activities Manager for Rali Cymru since spring 2020, so I’ve certainly been around SSAGO quite a lot!
I’ve chosen to run for national SSAGO Secretary since I am organised and efficient. I can manage multiple tasks simultaneously (with the aid of detailed and summarised lists), as well as quickly and correctly file all documentation and communication for future reference. With this efficiency I have learnt how to support others by quickly doing all those little jobs that tend to get forgotten in keeping things running. Finally, I am punctual with all my work, and good at getting others to be too!
I am currently involved with running Rali Cymru, in my role of Activities Manager. As part of this role I have:
If I were to be elected for the role of Secretary, I would look to appoint an Activities Assistant to Rali Cymru; this would reduce my conflict of interest, spread out the workload for Rali, and improve the age diversity of the Rali committee.
My first SSAGO committee role was the Events Manager for SUGS, a position I held for two years. Since much of that was during lockdown I had few live events to manage! Instead, over that time I have:
Finally, over the past three years I have gained an understanding of SSAGO structure, requirements, and politics. From the fortunate position of joining three separate clubs I have discoverd a range of opinions and viewpoints ranging from the small such as Bristol to the massive such as SUGS. With my diplomatic outlook and aversion to conflict I believe I can tie these views together to keep everyone understanding.
Of course, my top priority is to maintain everything that’s expected of a national secretary – creating and publicising meetings, agendas, minutes. However, I also intend to: