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Progress so far

 

WE'RE WORKING ON IT!

Status Date Achieved
The Vice Chancellor of the University expressed his public support of this project. ACHIEVED IN NOV 2018
The SU went to a project evaluation group with university academics. We went to this meeting to gain support from staff, but there were reservations ACHIEVED IN DEC 2018
Identify academic staff we can start work on this with. SCHEDULED FOR JAN 2019

We are working with the University to look at Research led teaching and how current course design can be adapted to allow for more research led teaching. We expect a paper to go to research Committee in 19/20 for consideration.

Change doesn't just happen. You have these people to thank:

 Madeline Eacott

 Edmund Walker

 Talent Development Centre

 Erin Carmen

EDMUND WALKER

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  WE'RE WORKING ON IT!

Status Date Achieved
The SU went to a project evaluation group with university academics. We are now looking to gain wider support from other academics. ACHIEVED IN DEC 2018
As part of the Module Evaluation Task and finish Group we have pushed for changes to module evaluation- to include training on how to engage with it, and more consistent structures to allow students to feedback. We are also asking for clarity on what can be changed in year as a result of student feedback and what will result in changes for the following cohort. SCHEDULED FOR APR 2020
 

EDMUND WALKER

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Status Date Achieved
Group study kits for student reps created, and they have the ability to book rooms and run study groups. ACHIEVED IN JAN 2019
The SU will submit a paper to the University Education Committee asking for it to be made compulsory that all departments make past papers available before exams SCHEDULED FOR FEB 2019
The SU have identified the problem behind why not all modules have listen again. ACHIEVED IN MAY 2019
As well as delivering an extended exams campaign reaching more students than ever before we worked with Student Reps to support them to arrange study groups and we are working with Departments to encourage department led study groups for 19/20. ACHIEVED IN MAY 2019
Change doesn't just happen. You have these people to thank:

 SU Angels

EDMUND WALKER

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Status Date Achieved
Review took place to look at how many departments have academic support hours in one block rather than spreading them out and how many academics are available when they state they are ACHIEVED IN TERM 1
We delivered training to over 2000 students in Term 1 18/19 to help them understand what they can expect from the University and how to access support if things aren’t what they should be. ACHIEVED IN 2019
Change doesn't just happen. You have these people to thank:

 SU Education Team

 Edmund Walker

EDMUND WALKER

Sabb working on this project, Email me

Status Date Achieved
Paper showing case studies of joint honours students experiences to improve communication went to university task and finish group. ACHIEVED IN DEC 2018
Through the Cross departmental Task and finish group we have changed policy in this area to ensure consistency around Marking policy and feedback, we have set out a requirement that all students are notified of their “home” department earlier and clarified expectations of the home department detailing their responsibilities around Admin and personal tutoring. The new policy will be in place for 19/20 ACHIEVED IN 2019
Change doesn't just happen. You have these people to thank:

 Jodie Clark

EDMUND WALKER

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We have worked to create a process within the course approval process where courses will be looked at, at course level not just module level resulting in an oversight of deadlines across a course. This should greatly reduce instances of deadlines being on the same day or too close together. Where this is unavoidable we have lobbied to ensure that this is communicated earlier and with enough detail to allow students to plan for it.

Change doesn't just happen. You have these people to thank:

 SU Education Team

 Edmund Walker

EDMUND WALKER

Sabb working on this project, Email me