All Office Bearers have been enrolled into online Society Training. This covers all the information you need to know in order to fulfil your role throughout the year. For non-executive committee members, there are 4 chapters. Executive committee members will have another chapter which is role-specific to give you some information on how to complete your role as President, Secretary or Treasurer.
All committee members are Office Bearers and therefore should complete their training. This is an important component for receiving HEAR recognition at the end of the year for your role.
The deadline for all training is Friday 28th August, 2020. Please do not panic about new OBs that haven’t been elected yet. There will be an extension for those who are elected in Semester 1 to complete the training then.
Online Training – New Office Bearers
All new Office Bearers should complete the Full Training. This goes into detail about the services that are available to you as an Office Bearer in order to succeed as a Society. Please be sure to complete all 4 chapters of the training.
Online Training – Returning Office Bearers
Any student who has been on a committee before and is staying on in the same or a different role, in the same or a different Society, should complete the Refresher Training. This covers a summary of the services available as a reminder, and some full detail on any services or resources that are new this year.
Online Training – Those registered but waiting to hold a later AGM
Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to separate you from the training upload due to time restraints and limited resource at this time. You have been enrolled into the training as such, but do not need to complete this. We apologise about the emails you will receive as a result and endeavour to remove you if requested as soon as we are able to. However, if you have been enrolled and since held an AGM, please be patient. The new Office Bearers will be enrolled as soon as we are able to do this and we will remove those who do not need to be on here. In the meantime, please pass on the relevant information to your successor who this may be applicable to.
Where can I find the training?
The training is on LEARN. To access this, you will need to login to www.LEARN.ed.ac.uk directly. The training will not appear through MyEd. The title of the training course is Society Office Bearer Training 2020-21.
How do I complete the training?
The training is found through LEARN. The training guides will open in Sway, in a separate tab, but the quizzes and updates will be found through LEARN. Each chapter has a quiz that needs to be completed in order for you to move on to the next chapter.
Concerns about being enrolled into the wrong area etc.
As the Societies Team are now on an absence of leave, we will be unable to assist with any queries about errors with uploads. Please do not panic. This will not have any negative impact on your role, HEAR or Society status. Due to the situation, we are being lenient with deadlines and can allow extensions where there have been complications.
We apoligise for any inconvenience that may have been caused by this and will endeavour to resolve any issues as and when we are able to.
Other online resources
If you have other queries about running your Society, please be sure to visit the Office Bearer Resources section of our website. There is a list of Guides and Templates that are useful for lots of different issues – constitution templates, risk assessment templates, as well as the Office Bearer handbook. This contains information about how to hold AGMs, how to market your events and how to make your Society inclusive. You can find this page here.
Why not take this time to update your Society profile? There is a guide here about how to update your profile with pictures, text and information about who you are and what you do. This is a really useful platform for you to sell your Society and encourage new members to join! Find out more here.