A handover is the process of preparing your successor for their year ahead by helping them share in the experiences and knowledge that you've gained in your position.
A handover is required to give your successor the best chance of continuing the success of your society or club, and means they can start their year confidently.
It is also worth noting that depending on your committee start and finish dates it may not always full within the standard academic year. If this is the case, please do speak to the relevant co-ordinator.
Massively! The most important thing that you can do to ensure the future success of your student group or area is by setting them up with a strong handover. This is your opportunity to help them build on any mistakes that you've made, AND carrying on any great successes that you've started. A good handover takes time and a lot of effort, but it will be the best project that you can do all year. It is also massively rewarding for the predecessor, as this handover process gives you a great example to reflect on your own strengths and learn to articulate your successes.
We would recommend at least doing one of the options below:
If you're the outgoing head of a student group, then you'll want to organise a committee-to-committee handover, on top of a handover to the next head. This usually works best in person with as many current and incoming members from the committee attending as possible. This section will help you prepare and structure this session.
You may want to include:
This can also be a time to go through a timeline for the year ahead, the ideas and individual aims of the incoming committee, good working practices, team values, showing them where Student Activities is, etc.