VP Education

VP Education

Hello! My name is Jane Ojiako and I am your VP Education.

I look forward to working hand in hand with the University to achieve my manifesto objectives.

I have just graduated in Business and Human Resource Management from UWE Bristol.


Click here to see what I’m working to achieve this year and my progress so far.

VP Education's Blog

Jane - October Monthly Review

October was a busy and rewarding month at The Students' Union at UWE Bristol. Here are my highlights as your VP for Education!

 
Jane - August monthly review

The month kicked off with some good news from RAG. For the first time, the UWE RAG team raised £91,818 for local and international charities.

 
Jane - July Monthly Review

My first month as The Students' Union VP Education has come to an end! It's been a busy month and I'm delighted to share an update of what I have been up to!

 
Auschwitz: A Lesson from History

Your VP Education, Ayrden, travelled to Auschwitz, along with VP Societies and Communication, VP Community and Welfare and other sabbatical Officers from across the country to hear first-hand from a Holocaust Survivor.

 
Council tax win for third year students

It was brought to the attention of our VP Education, Ayrden Pocock, that third year students were being made to pay council tax from the date of their last exam at UWE, which for some was as early as April. With many students still having to perform academic activities following their last exam, Ayrden took this issue to the University.

 
 

Contact Jane

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Jane's Manifesto objectives

Improve coursework and examination feedback.

Status: Updated 27/11/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto
2 Sept 2019
In discusion for of designing a proposed feedback form
2 Sept 2019
Worked with the library team to design a sample feedback form. Also sourcing feedback from students in different faculties with a view to running a focus group during rep committee.
1 Oct 2019
Sourced feedback from rep committee. Highlights include; lack of consistency across the cohorts and a need for more detailed feedback (links to study skills, library workshop, voice, video and possibly more 1:1 feedback).
27 Nov 2019
Sent student feedback back to the various academic directors. Also attendance at various meetings to discuss the feedback obtained. FBL and HAS have made changes to their feedback form based on the sample feedback from I designed earlier in September.

Lobby to provide one week for reading in January before exams starts.

Status: Updated 2/9/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto
2 Sept 2019
After detailed research, it is understood that UWE Bristol sets its academic calendar two years in advance, therefore this is unlikely to happen this year. I will continue to lobby to add reading weeks in the years ahead.
2 March 2020
Currently researching and writing a proposal titled “The Importance of Reading Week” to push for implementing a Reading Week across all faculties.

Ensure that there are more E-books to enhance student research and improve the accessibility of core reading books in UWE library (online).

Status: Updated 1/10/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto
2 Sept 2019
Discussions with library team
2 Sept 2019
Working with UWE library team to encourage academic staff to send students core reading to the library team, so that they can make provision of the required pages on blackboard.
1 Oct 2019
After much discussion with UWE library team, e-books available in the library has increased by an additional 100,000 from approximately 700,000 last year.

Work towards providing library sleeping pods. (Research indicates that short naps reduces stress level, improve concentration and memory).

Status: Updated 1/10/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto
2 Sept 2019
Researched Nap pads and started drafting a proposal to convince the University of the need to invest in nap pods. Also visited the University of Manchester to research students' views and the product.
1 Oct 2019
Completed the proposal. Planning to send out survey question to UWE students. Also meeting with University Estates and Facilities departments to discuss potential spaces for the pods.
2 March 2020
I am happy to announce that my proposal to acquire a nap pod at UWE Bristol Library has been approved. The device is expected to arrive before the start of exams.

Work towards the provision of free sanitary products in all female and gender neutral toilets around campus.

Status: Updated 1/11/2019

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1 July 2019
Created Manifesto. Also working with various people across UWE Bristol regarding the best way to progress this project.
1 Oct 2019
Working with various people across UWE.
1 Nov 2019
Before the end of December, plan to attend meeting to discuss with The Students' Union team to explore the option of selling various types of period products to meet the need of the UWE diverse student body. Also, working towards proving free period products in The Students' Union toilet buildings across all campuses.
2 March 2020
Happy to announce that all period products, baskets and signage have arrived. They are now available at all The Students' Union Buildings across the different UWE Bristol campuses. The aim is to use the stats from the trial at The Students' Union Building to convince UWE Bristol that there are a need and demand for the period products by UWE Bristol students.

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