Candidate for the position of Sports Union Participation and Engagement Officer

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Mairi Jones

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Mairi Jones

As Mountaineering Club President this year, I have worked alongside the Sports Union to help provide a positive experience for our members. This has been through participating in initiatives such as the ‘Challenge Yourself’, focusing on inclusivity and tailoring club activities to suit all abilities and needs.

The position of Sports Participation and Engagement Officer would allow me to continue making a positive impact on student experience in sport in a wider sense.


Health and wellbeing

  • To encourage all students, but particularly those who have not previously been involved, to become more active.
  • Focusing on improving non-competitive and social opportunities.
  • Facilitating the communication and organisation of competitions between Stirling and other university teams.
  • To address psychological and physical limitations that prevent student confidence and participation in sport.



  • Building stronger relationships with local institutions such as Forth Valley College Wallace High School. Getting prospective students engaged in sport and providing them with information and support during their transition into University.
  • Developing links with local charities. Sharing resources like coaching would provide volunteering and work experience for students.



  • Working to offer a variety of taster sessions throughout the year for students to try.
  • To act as a figure of support to sports clubs and committees; helping to make them aware of the resources available to them and meet their goals for the year. Arrange regular catch up sessions with club presidents to share ideas and address individual club needs.
  • Acting as a helping hand to the Sport President in the organisation of the Sports Ball.
  • Encourage student attendance and support at home games, to give them a taste of the club! Promote these activities through internal university media teams, Brig, Air3, AirTV and social media networks.