Postgraduate Taught Officer
POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS NETWORK
I have been working with the Postgraduate Research (PGR) Officer to create a Network for both postgraduate taught and research students. A Facebook group has been set up which is gradually getting more members, and we are in the process of finding postgraduate students to fill the executive committee posts of the network which are the following: Secretary, Treasurer, Events Officer, and Public Relations & Marketing officer. Also, I have been working to create a webpage for the Network, which is almost finished.
PG OPEN EVENING
I have been working with the PGR officer as well as discussed this with the President, to organise a postgraduate open evening. There will be one held in Colchester as well as in Southend, and both will happen in mid-March (exact date TBC soon). This will pose an opportunity for all postgrads to network with each other, discuss how they are doing with their studies, etc.
This was one of my manifesto points and I’m glad to announce that we’ve had some progress on this after liaising with the Employability & Careers Centre Internship officers. There has been an internship created solely for master’s graduates recently, as well as another internship for current master’s students and master’s graduates. Still working on this to get even more of them created, and hopefully by next year have a proportion of graduate internships allocated to master’s graduates.
I have been in contact with the Market Intelligence team of the SU to meet and discuss how and when a survey could be sent out to PGT and PGR students with the purpose of finding out their expectations from the SU and gather any feedback they may have.
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