“Know Your rights” Campaign
Sitting on different panels this year and speaking to different students it became clear that not all students know their rights when it comes to appealing academic decisions and complaints. I would like to run a campaign to let students know how to appeal or complain effectively and get the most from their degree.
Continue to improve the ‘value for money’ of your degree
This year the SU have been working with the university to try and improve value for money, this is in relation to your tuition fees. I would like to continue working on that but really narrow down into the value for money of your degree, to make sure that you feel the fees are worthwhile.
Work with subject and course reps to ensure student voice is heard
I would like to work with the subject and course reps and build on the scheme, I would like to do this by ensuring reps are in a position to update the students they represent on potential progress made from the feedback given. This way hopefully as a student you would feel your feedback is being listened to.
Lobby for consistency in marking and expectations for assignments
Many students feel that some lecturers have different expectations when it comes to assignments and that this can lead to lower marks. I don’t believe lecturers should be marking with different expectations, I would like to campaign for each course to have a set of guidelines with what is expected for assignments with the aim of marks being more consistent.