Our Priorities

Every year, the Exec Team drive annual objectives that form part of the Guild's Annual Plan. The Exec Team work with staff and the Guild Board to identify these, based on what is in their officer manifestos, as well as what students are saying they want from the Guild.

To go alongside these objectives, we identify "key results". Those of you who are studying business management will have probably heard of OKRs. They're super popular with companies such as Google and Apple. When you set key results, you're saying that if you achieve those results, you're confident you've delivered on your objectives. All exec officers and staff have key results they lead on.

Throughout the year, students get opportunities to feed into these goals, say how they think they are going, and even if they're the right things we should still be focussing on! Officers work with and for you - so student engagement and consideration really matters to make sure we're going in the right direction, together. We also break these down to shorter-term goals each "period". 

Staff also have objectives and goals. We're sharing these too, so you understand everything that goes on in running your Guild.

What do staff do then?

Alongside paid and volunteer officers, as well as tons of brilliant student leaders, the Guild has a small paid staff team that supports the delivery and running of the Guild. Staff do a lot of the admin work for the Guild. You've probably worked with some of our lovely team when you're buying things for your society, or doing things on the website. Staff also work closely with officers to coach and support them to do their roles. For all of the Officer objectives above, staff have their own key results that they work on for those objectives too. 

Alongside working on the above, this period staff are working on:

  • Better comms to students 
  • Understanding our student body 
  • Helping students understand the value the Guild brings 
  • Working on acdemic representation 
  • Training student leaders up  
  • Ensuring we have great people and culture work in place