THE SU BIG PLAN 2021-22

Using the student feedback that we gathered throughout last year, our Sabbatical Officers have created our 5 Big Plan goals that the SU is focusing on this year. The last year has been anything but normal, which changed our method of collating our students’ priorities from setting up big walls on our campus squares, to having more regular meaningful conversations with you, across the whole academic year.  

The Big Plan is at the heart of everything the SU does. Our Big Plan has been formed to work on what matters to you right now and we plan to stay adaptable and always ready to react, in these everchanging times.  

This page outlines our priorities and progress, as well as other aims which you will help us decide upon during the year. This year we have added the role of ‘Big Plan Coordinator’ under the responsibilities of the VP International; if there were any queries or further questions that you had regarding The Big Plan, please do not hesitate to email Nashwa at vpinternational@essex.ac.uk.  

CONNECT & RECONNECT

 

 

Umii Connects & Buddy-Up Project

  • Providing social platforms for students to ease back into socialising

  • Combatting isolation and social anxiety

Multicultural Essex

  • Creating a 'days of significance' calendar, with the help of our students and societies, to organise events for different cultures and faith

  • Celebrating the diversity of our students

These are the people we are working with to deliver these changes with you:

VP International

Nashwa ALSAKKA

VP welfare

DOROTHY AKUAMOA

 

MORE CONSISTENT EDUCATION

 

 

aims:

  • Raise minimum standards for personal tutors and response time to live feedback

  • Help increase the number of students who know their personal tutors, peer mentors and student reps (and what they do)

  • Work towards more consistent standards, personal tutoring and implementation of live feedback

  • Celebrate departments leading the way on personal tutors and live feedback

 

These are the people we are working with to deliver these changes with you:

 

VP education

CALLUM BROADBENT

VP STUDENT EXPERIENCE

OLIVIA MATTHEWS

create & elevate platforms

 

 

aims:

  • Elevating existing student platforms

  • Bringing people together through communities and groups

  • To review and ensure student representation in existing committees

  • Encouraging the SU and the university to release stances on matters of importance

 

These are the people we are working with to deliver these changes with you:

VP community & Engagement

ISABELLA CIUTA

VP Southend

HANNAH AKHALU

FINANCIAL FOCUS

 

AIMS:

  • Working on a national campaign around digital poverty 

  • A push for greater financial literacy using creative methods 

  • SU and University Jobs: offering employment tips / interview skills etc 

  • Increased awareness of loans and bursaries to increase accessibility. 

 

These are the people we are working with to deliver these changes with you:

SU PRESIDENT

SAMIRA-CATERINA MONTELEONE

VP education

CALLUM BROADBENT

safety & security

 

 

aims:

  • A review on all unresolved incidents from last academic year and making sure students are offered the right support during this process

  • A clarification of the report system for students

  • review of the training for security and agency staff 

 

These are the people we are working with to deliver these changes with you:


VP Southend

HANNAH AKHALU