GET RID OF THE EXAM RESIT FEES
This idea is to get rid of the cost to resit exams. Hopefully, you won't need to resit any exams - but resits do happen. Uni charges a high £40 per module, as carried-over from before £9k tuition was introduced.
If 1,500 exam resits took place in 2015, the Uni would have made £60,000 when those students are worried deeply, if they're even able to continue; thus reinforcing the stigma around resits. The timing also puts students into hardship - because the resit cost has to be paid before Student Finance arrives.
Getting rid of the cost will not increase the number of resits, it instead remove an arbitrary burden which unintentionally penaltises the students from getting to success.
The idea will be discussed at the next Students' Union Executive Meeting.
VP Education, Osei, will take this idea forward and discuss with the University about what opportunities there are to remove or reduce the fees.
VP Education has raised this with the University but not got a response yet. This will be passed on to the 2016-17 Students' Union President and VP Education.
The 2016-17 Executive team at an Exec meeting decided that VP Education, Josh, and President, Zoe, will take this idea forward.
As this is not relevant until later in the year, we will be working on this closer to the time.
This will be followed up towards to end of this term due to the Registration Team restructure, and the fact that they were dealing with graduation and then registration.
Because of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor change we can't advance with this idea until January 2018 when professor Madeline Eacott will take over this position.