Hi! I'm Morgan Morris, your Association Community Relations Officer!
Hey everyone, I am Morgan and I am your Community Relations Officer. I am originally from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but for the past 8 years I have grown up 20 minutes from this great town in a small village called Colinsburgh in the middle of the countryside. From the minute I visited St Andrews for the first time, I fell in love with the town and its residents. And 8 years later I cannot believe i get to live and study in this great town. After just one year living in the town I wanted to give something back to the community and share my love for the town and here we are...
I am a second year Biology and Geography student who is also apart of the University development team. These things allowed me to immerse myself in uni life. This role is very unique and I have been apart of the Community Relations Subcommittee from the beginning of first year as freshers rep. I find this role entirely unique as i am one of very few roles who get to be part of the inner workings of both the town and gown.
Myself and the Committee are the primary points of communication at the Students’ Association between the student body and local residents. The CRO is responsible for facilitating positive interaction between these two groups and for representing all students in community affairs. To achieve this, I sit on both the Student Representative Council and the Student Services Council within the Union, as well as a number of local committees, including the Community Council.
Throughout the year, the Committee will run and support events friendly to both town and gown as well as several awareness campaigns, whose topics run the gamut from cycle safety to health and welfare during Raisin Weekend. Another one of our aims is to increase engagement and collaboration with other groups, student and local alike. If you’ve an idea that you think would be great for engaging both Town and Gown I would love to hear from you. We are happy to be reached via our facebook page or firstname.lastname@example.org with any community-related questions, concerns, and ideas you may have!