Benjamin Shaw

RAG President

Key Points

  • Build and maintain partnerships
  • Improve participation in adventures
  • Help other societies with fundraising for charity
  • Continue to grow existing events
  • Improve recognition for people's fundraising efforts

Should I be elected Rag president my main goal would be to maintain and build upon the great partnerships that we have established with other societies and outside organisations. I would build on links with societies by working with them on our own events whilst encouraging and helping them to do their own fundraising but also making sure good work is recognised. Having been part of the external engagement zone committee for the last 2 years and currently the zone clubs and societies rep, I have insight into other parts of the zone and how other societies work, key in maintaining partnerships and in creating new ones. 

One area I would try to improve is the recruitment for adventures as they make up such a key part of student fundraising. Having done the gorilla trek, I have a passion for adventures so want as many people to experience one as possible. 

Having been a member of Rag for many years and on the Committee for 2 years, Currently Raids officer and previously Core Events Officer, I have a lot of experience which will allow me to effectively lead Rag. I have taken part or helped to run everything that we do which would allow me to effectively oversee them. I also believe that my experience and the experience that Rag has as a whole should be shared more effectively to help all student fundraising, as Rag is there for all.