ABOUT US

The Business Society is one of the largest and most active academic societies at UEA. We represent the largest school at the university, Norwich Business School. Whilst the vast proportion of our members are business students, we also have a notable number of members from the schools of Economics and Computer Science.

 

Our primary focus is on providing extra-curricular opportunities for our members. Our events programme consists of four branches: social, academic, competitions and trips.

 

The society was founded in 2010 as the Management Society. The subsequent years have seen phenomenal measures of growth to bring us to where we are today. In recent years, those growth efforts have been accelerated, which resulted in our nomination for UEA SU's Academic Society of the Year in both 2018 & 2019, an award we yearn to achieve in the near future. In addition to these nominations, in 2019 we won the inaugural Academic Society Partnership Award for our work with the Norwich Business School, and Student Led Event of the Year for our UEApprentice competition. Our growth is continuing, and we are anticipating 2019/20 to be our busiest year yet.

MEET OUR COMMITTEE

Get to Know Us

JACK ANNAND

President

MSc Banking and Finance

My role as president is to set the overall vision and aims for the society, making sure we are doing the best we can for our members both today and in the future. I also oversee all the events we run, assisting members with their roles.

BEN HAWES

Vice President

BSc Business Management

My role involves assisting the president in overseeing the committee, as well as helping the other members of the committee with socials, networking events and competitions etc. I am also responsible for much of the society’s admin.

CHLOE GRIFFIN

Treasurer

BSc Business Finance and Management

Being the society's treasurer means that I am in charge of ensuring that we have enough money in our bank account and that we have enough cash to fund and subsidise events for students! I also try and help out in other society events where I can!

KATE ATKIN

Social Secretary and Health and Safety Officer

BSc Business Management 

As part of my role I am responsible for organising and promoting socials for our members. As Health and Safety Officer I ensure events are well planned and safe, through liaising with the Student Union, the university and others.

ADAM WILKINS

Academic Secretary 

BSc Business Management

My role is to help connect students with professionals through business based events. I am in contact with external organisations and entrepreneurs and present opportunities for members to meet these individuals.

GEORGIA SARJEANT

Competitions Secretary

BA American Studies

As competitions secretary for UEA Business Society my role is to plan, create and launch competitions for our members throughout the year; to help develop their employability skills during their time at UEA.

NEVE FARNAN

Trip Secretary 

BSc Marketing and Management 

As Trip Secretary, I have the pleasure of organising trips for our members, including our most popular social event for the Business Society- the annual trip abroad! Every February we have our social trip to a European city for 3-4 nights,

OLIVIA WHITING

 Publicity Officer

BSc Marketing and Management

As the Publicity Officer, my role is primarily to keep everyone up to date via social media and emails in regards to our latest events, competitions and opportunities. However, the role is not limited to this and I am able to get involved in other tasks as much as I want!

DAISY CHAMPION

Corporate Relations Officer

BSc Marketing and Management

My role is to help connect the society with local and national businesses to increase the number of opportunities we run for our members. Ways in which we seek to work with companies range from financial sponsorship to running events.

MARTIN HARVEY

Liaison Officer

BSc Business Management

My role is to improve links between the society and the Business School. I am the main point of contact with NBS staff, and help the society organise events with them in a range of areas. The relationship between society and school is now award-winning.

LORNA HACON

Events Assistant

BSc Marketing and Management 

My role is to support the work of the Social, Academic, Trip and Competitions Secretaries in organising events for the society. Within this role I have the opportunity to help plan and run events in a wide range of areas.

ERIN GIBNEY

Union Council Representative

BSc Business Management

I am responsible for representing the interests of all the society's members in Union Council. The Council decides much of the Student Union's policy, so through me, the members of the society have a voice in the way the Union is run.

KOTRYNA TAUNYTE

International Students' Representative

BSc Business Finance and Economics

As the International Representative in the society I try to help international students feel included in the Business Society and university life overall. I work with NBS and INTO to help integrate not only current international students, but future ones as well.

TBC

First Year Representative

First Year BSc

In the society I represent all of the first year students. As well as that I encourage first year students to join the society and come to the social and educational events that we put on as well as answering any questions that new first year students have.

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