Maxwell's round up of Semester 1

Sunday 13-12-2020 - 00:00
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As VP: Student Voice a lot of my role centres around supporting our incredible network of student reps. I’ve also gone to a LOT of University meetings this semester, raising your concerns, issues and feedback, as well as working to improve some University policies. 

Here’s a some of the things I’ve achieved so far:

Improving the student representation system:

  • Brought in faculty reps - an additional level of leadership within the reps system (local leaders)
  • Ran a series of reps training webinars 
  • Introduced ‘rep of the month’ to celebrate the achievements of our student reps 
  • Improved communication with the reps - introduced both Slack and a regular representation newsletter
  • Currently organising a student activism and representation week to help students develop skills and make change. 

University policies:

  • Conducting a review of GPA (Grade Point Average) following student feedback 
  • Successfully lobbied for the removal of the ‘fit to sit’ policy - this policy contradicted the resit policy and was not fit for purpose
  • Achieved a 5 day grace period (inbuilt extension for all students) 

Other things I’ve been working on: 

  • Safe Taxi provision extended to HLS placement students - helping to provide them with a safer alternative to travel to placements 
  • Brookes Union Teaching Awards - we ran a digital showcase for the delayed 2020 awards and have started planning the 2021 Teaching Awards. 
  • Supporting specific student concerns: eg deadline extensions or complaints around the loss of value due to Covid

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