Every piece of work carried out by the SA has its own work plan which outlines; a timeline for completion; who is doing what and what is hoped to be achieved. If you are leading on a piece of work, you will be expected to update your own work plan and share it with those involved who will be expected to offer updates on progress. There are guides on how to create and manage work plans in the how to section of the Knowledge Hub. If you are every unsure as to what you are doing or why you are doing it check the work plan or ask your coach to go through it with you.
Due to the amount of work undertaken by the SA every year this is split up into designated teams called project teams to manage. There are also often working groups set up to run short term projects such as LGBT History Month. All of our teams and groups then feedback into the Student Parliament on progress and seek necessary approval where relevant (e.g. spending money).
All work is included within the operational plan which is agreed by the presidential team at the start of each year and drives our work. This means any new pieces of work, over the course of the year, also needs to be approved. In the first instance this would be done at a project or team meeting then taken to Student Parliament for final sign off. Just like existing work, all new work requires a work plan before it can be approved.
If you ever have questions on how we work, please contact the Students Association Coordinator.