Active committee members are the backbone of W.S.G. Isaac Newton. Without active members, no such fun activities like the regular Thursday afternoon drinks, Newton Gala and even the study tours would be able to take place. As such, being an active member means meeting new people and having a lot of fun organising these things. But not only that, through committee work you will also develop many different skills that you can’t learn from your study books. These skills include but are not limited to leadership, being assertive and decisive and working in an organised manner. Lastly, activism is also a great addition to your resume. The work field shows that active students are more desired during the job application process.
While being an active members means giving up some time for committee work, it can easily be combined with your studies. The amount of time spent on a committee can range from 1 hour to 10 hours per week depending on the committee. In general, committees meet once a week during the lunch break to discuss the work done in the past week. Additionally, every meetings some action points are set for every committee members, which will have to be completed for the coming meeting.
Does all of this sound interesting to you? See all our committees below. Do you want more information about Newton, activism, time, costs or other things? Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or approach a board members in the Newtonroom with your questions, and we'll respond as soon as we can. If you don't have any more questions, what are you waiting for? You can sign up on our vacancies pages, after which we'll get back to you as soon as possible!