Put the kettle on! DSU Officers launch ‘Tea Break with your Executives’

By Thomas Carter

‘Come and have a virtual cuppa with us’ is the message from student leaders at De Montfort University this week who want to encourage their fellows to chat and tell them what issues they want prioritising.

The ‘Tea Break with your Executives’ is part of as new campaign kicked off by the Executive Officer team at DMU’s Students’ Union to improve student communication.

The initiative is a virtual meeting where DMU students can chat and pose questions to their DSU Executive team, and will take place weekly starting from last Thursday (FEB4). The next one is this week from 2.30 to 3.30pm.

Laura Flowers, the DSU Academic Executive Officer, said: “As Executive Officers, our main job role is to represent the student voice. 

“Obviously as we can’t be on campus and chat to students as normal, we have given this time for a drop in for students to tell us how they are feeling, what they want us to work on and how we can support them properly.”

Put the kettle on! The DSU Officer team (above) will answer questions from students in online meetings

Due to national restrictions regarding coronavirus meaning students can’t return to campus, the DSU officers are playing a vital role in ensuring communication amongst members of the DMU community is clear and easy to understand.

In a statement on the DSU website, Laura added: “What a whirlwind this year has been, we are only at the start of the year but already it has started to feel as long as a decade.

“When I returned after the winter break, my first jobs were finding out what on earth the government was expecting students to do.

“As Executive Officers, we were finally able to sit down and work out the different areas that we needed to lobby the university for.”

The virtual ‘Tea Break with your Executives’ can be accessed via a Zoom link, which can be found at the DSU website: https://www.demontfortsu.com/ents/event/3029/