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These are the issues I intend to tackle. Ensure that you stay connected and that your voice is heard and listened to. I will also make sure that student representation is maintained and fully functional. I will make sure that there is more direct access to lecturers; more placement and internship opportunities and make certain that you get adequate exam and coursework feedback. I will make sure that there are Improved educational fairs, seminars, and module fairs. I will make it my goal to ensure that students are educated and enlightened about different career options that they can embark on in regrades to their course of study.

Click here to see my extended manifesto and what I’m working to achieve this year.

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Dami's FULL manifesto objectives

 

Ensure that you stay connected and ensure that your voice is heard and listened to.

 

Status: Updated 01/12/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Dec 21
Blackboard - Lobby the university for timely updates on course-related documentation, Lobby the university to include a useful links page on blackboard (mental health, finance, etc.) Where students can quickly find resources. Make the library study skills tab easier to find and more prominent Promotion of postgraduate and international student study skills support through the library and global services
Being available for students to get feedback - Visit Glenside and Bower campus regularly and make sure that some of the events organised happen on those campuses, Regularly hold surgery’s on Frenchay campus to get feedback from students, Open an Instagram account for this role to promote student engagement and communication.
Improve student engagement with myengagement to improve student university experience - Promotional video for myengagement, Include a useful link page on myengagement so students can have access to different university services through this service
Improve postgraduate student engagement with The Students’ Union
 

Ensure that student representation is improved.

 

Status: Updated 01/12/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Dec 21
Reward system for student reps - Develop a reward scheme for students to highlight their achievements in the role, Get ‘other’ rewards for student reps - vouchers etc. for students who achieve Gold category. Recognition of “gold” recipients during the Student Experience Awards
Improved training for student reps and regular check-up for reps to ensure that there is no lapse in representation. Therefore if we don’t receive update from reps in December, we make room for other students to become reps and be trained in January.
Close feedback loop
Diversify student representation - Encourage students from underrepresented groups and students from ethnically diverse groups to put themselves forward.
Monthly newsletter to student reps to keep them updated on what I am up to and where they can get involved.
 

Make sure that Differently abled students get the best support needed

 

Status: Updated 01/12/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Dec 21
Create a safe space where Differently abled student can easily have access to the services the university offers e.g. library, wellbeing, finance, sports - DAA events (Differently abled action events)
 

Assist the university on decolonising my curriculum, reading list and bridging the awarding gap

 

Status: Updated 01/12/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Dec 21
Work with the library on the Zine project and creating safe spaces where students and staff can talk about issues faced by BAME people and how we can make things better.
Celebrate Black history month with a poetry event and have a poetry workshop in partnership with the library to promote study skills, presentation, speaking and writing skills.
Lobby the university to expand mentoring scheme to all students in the university. Not just in applied sciences department. This mentoring scheme should include all levels of education.
Lobby the university to bring in people from the different faculties into the assessment success centre in FBL.
Lobby the university for scholarships for BAME students.
Improve my reading list student competition with library services.
Proof- reading service or something equivalent for students?
 

Build strong communities and student voice.

 

Status: Updated 01/12/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Dec 21
Improve understanding of BAME student experience across the university.
Celebrating culture campaign to celebrate diversity at the university - World fiesta celebrations.
BAME conference - Positive role models for students, Placement, work, internship opportunities, Education about different career pathways.
Promote student consultation panel
Promote an inclusive learning environment- work with PAL, Global and Equity groups.
Make sure that students are prepared for the real world by having an aduting 101 campaign to help students navigate finances etc.
 

Lobby the University for more placement and internship opportunities, ensuring that they are advertised as early as possible.

 

Status: Updated 01/12/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Dec 21
No update
 

Lobby the university to make students co-creators of their academic journeys and lobby the university to improve module, career fairs, seminars and lectures.

 

Status: Updated 01/12/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Dec 21
Improved assessment feedback for all students including foundation level
Feedback to the university about digital learning and accessibility needs of students- doing this through the Digital Learning and Accessibility group.
Ask the university to develop means whereby students can provide real time feedback after every lecture
Improved career fairs
 

Improve the mental health provisions available to students

 

Status: Updated 01/12/21

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1 July 21
Term of Office started
1 Dec 21
Exam stress relief packages for students
Working with VP Community and Welfare to introduce Wellbeing reps into the reps system

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