On the 21st October over 30 students came to the Students’ Union in Cambridge and volunteered to get zombied up for the SU Halloween Documentary. We have wanted to organise something that a variety of students can get involved in so with Halloween looming, it was an opportunity we couldn’t miss. With the priceless help of Alexis Mannion (SU), Ashley Scott Brooks, Chrissie Smith (SU), Dan Taylor, Daryl Sharpe, Grant Ward and Megan Bennett (SU), the video came to life.
However we could not have done it without the enthusiasm and determination of the students' who took time out of their Sunday evenings to come and take part in the filming. A big thank you is in order to you all for your help and energy up to the point of dancing repeatedly to Gangnam Style!
Alexis Mannion, one of our Student Activities Co-ordinator’s played a starring role despite being unable to make the filming. Starting in 2006, Alexis has a vast amount of knowledge on everything Clubs & Societies, BUCS and fixtures, just to name a few.
Ashley Scott Brooks, was roped into his starring role explaining the Volunteering and Advice Service at last minute. Working with Kerry in the Volunteering department, Ashley helps you to find Volunteering relevant to your degree and interests. He is also a fantastic addition to our Students’ Union family.
Chrissie Smith, our Cambridge Democracy & Office Administrator diversified her role into presenting the short clip on your Students’ Union Gym. Chrissie started back in 2008 and is the “go to” in the office for organising your “meet & greet volunteers” amongst other fabulous tasks. She also is a dab hand at creating quirky YouTube videos.
Dan Taylor, President of AMT is the kind of guy you can always count on to help out at last minute. He sorted the lighting and music for our nightclub scene despite the long delays! Dan has been involved with the Students’ Union from very early on during his degree and has made some incredible contributions to your experience at ARU.
Daryl Sharpe, a third year Drama student with a penchant for special effects make up was also drafted in at last minute. Splattering fake blood over our willing volunteers and making them look truly zombied, Daryl definitely has some skills! Daryl also has a drive for representation at ARU, she is one of your elected Course Reps for Drama. Click here to read more about Daryl.
Grant Ward, was behind the camera. A third year film student who continually gets involved in Students’ Union projects even if they are last minute. Despite technical problems with the camera, he storyboarded, filmed and edited the whole project with input from others. Without Grant’s unwavering enthusiasm for volunteering, we wouldn’t have been able to produce the film. Click here to read more about Grant.
Megan Bennet, one of our many Student staff is in her third year studying Drama. Megan was a crucial key to this working, having actually sparked the idea off with me in the first place. Not only is she a great asset to our Students’ Union team, getting involved in pretty much everything possible, she is also one of your Course Reps.
The finished product gives you a brief insight into what the Students’ Union can do for you but with a Halloween slant. You can view the video here:
Watch this space for your next SU opportunity.