What committee are you part of and what roles have you held?
I am the President of the Elizabethan Madrigal Singers
What made you want to run for a committee role?
I joined the choir in my second year and loved it. I felt that I had found a society that I really belonged to, so I wanted to contribute to the society as a committee member. I was encouraged by some of my fellow choir members to run for President and I started to come up with ideas of what I would like to do as President and felt like I could really make a difference in the role.
What has been the most enjoyable part of being on committee?
I’ve enjoyed the responsibility of being President, ensuring that all our members enjoy their time in the choir. I have been able to implement my own ideas, contributing to the already rich history of the society.
Can you tell us about a time where your role was challenging?
Obviously the COVID-19 pandemic put a spanner in the works for us, singing in person wasn’t an option and it doesn’t work so well online. As a committee, we’ve had to put together a new strategy to keep the choir going. I also found it a challenge to balance all of the committee’s ideas and views.
Do you feel that being on a committee has been beneficial in terms of preparing you for the future?
Definitely! I have learnt valuable leadership and organisational skills. As President I have had to lead a team of people which was a new experience for me, making executive decisions and ensuring everyone has their view heard. I have organised external queries, events and the general running of the society also furthering my communication skills.
What piece of advice would you give to an incoming committee member?
Be proactive. If an opportunity is thrown your way or you have an idea, run with it. It is your opportunity to make a difference and put your stamp on the society. Don’t let anything hold you back!
|Opens 10am Monday 15th March to 10am Monday 19th April 2021
||Voting will begin at 10am on Monday 26th April to 3pm Friday 30th April 2021