Once we’d received the IET’s go-ahead to start up an On Campus group and secured a university patron, we drafted an internal constitution and decided on the nine roles we’d need in the leadership team. We then sent out an initial call for students to apply for the six remaining positions available – this generated a big response.
We now have a multi-skilled leadership team with capabilities in graphics and design, report writing, event planning, team coordination and more. To make sure we all work towards the same shared goals, we adopted the IET Core Values [Integrity, Excellence and Teamwork] and defined our mission and vision. Our slogan says it all: by students, for students.
To promote the On Campus group, we designed simple posters and shared them on WhatsApp groups and social media platforms, as well as emailing students. The response was brilliant, and our first three events went down really well: the April IET Fun Day (112 students), the May Brainstorming Buzz (30 students) and the June Tech and Business Webinar (35 students).
We requested post-event feedback because it encourages us to keep striving to do better. We have many more activities planned for the 2022/23 academic year, including a drones information session, a hackathon for game developers, a freshers’ fair and webinars on an array of topics.
On behalf of the On Campus Group, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the IET for providing us with this amazing opportunity, which will have a large and positive impact on students at Strathmore University for many years to come.”