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

Lead and Change 2020

This year we took to our screens for five days of virtual training with the NUS Lead and Change conference.

 
Black Lives Matter - what you can do

Sign petitions, educate yourselves, write to your MP, donate, and help to make sure that the conversation doesn’t stop. In this article, we have some resources that you can utilise.

 
Black Lives Matter - A Message from your Presidents Team

We are at the point where we can no longer say that The Students’ Union is against racism, it is not enough and we know that.

 
A big win for the Presidents Team!

After weeks of hard work and meetings, President, Precious Onyenekwu Tatah and the rest of The Students’ Union’s Presidents Team is delighted to share an update on their campaign to support students who may be struggling to meet the financial demands of accommodation payments, due to the impact of COVID-19.

 
COVID-19 Accommodation Support - Letter to landlords from your Presidents Team

We know that the recent COVID-19 developments have had a big impact on the UWE Bristol student community, and as a Presidents Team we are working hard to ensure that we are supporting you and voicing your concerns.

 
 

Contact Jane

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Jane's Manifesto objectives

Work with the university to ensure that the current curriculum is more diverse and inclusive.

Status: Updated 01/09/20

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
In collaboration with the faculty librarian for ACE, we have developed a zine project which will represent the students’ voice for the Attainment Gap project, addressing the different themes of the project such as Talking about Race and Decolonising the Curriculum. The zine will provide a cross-disciplinary platform for students and staff to share their stories, comments, views on diversity at UWE and beyond, with a strong focus on decolonisation. Also, i will also be starting a project with the library team titled decolonising my reading list.

Build academic communities through the existing academic societies to strengthen cohort identity.

Status: Updated 01/09/20

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
Started initial conversations with VP Community and welfare.

Work with the university to improve the current PAL system.

Status: Updated 01/09/20

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
I had a conversation with the PAL manager and we agreed that: (1) i will support in effectuating joined-up working between PAL leaders and Academic Reps so student feedback (positive and negative) reaches the PAL team and feedback loops are closed. (2) We agreed it’s crucial to be accurate and consistent in our messaging about PAL not being a taught session, and PAL leaders not teaching or acting as teachers. Facilitating, mentoring and role modelling are the three hats our PAL leaders wear once being fully trained up. (3) Finally, I have fed into PAL activity for Block 0.

Lobby the university for better quality and consistent feedback.

Status: Updated 01/09/20

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
Following up from my work last year, I intend to continue to puch for enhanced feedback. I have reached out to academic directors to continue the conversation and I have also raised this a a discussion point with the University directorates and I am aware that this is also one the Unveristies aganed as the intend to set up a working group in the near future.

Lobby the university to Install Library nap pods across all campuses.

Status: Updated 01/09/20

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
The university has committed to purchsing the nap pod after the pandemic. I will follow up with the University in January 2021.

All lectures to be recorded to enable students refer back to their study materials.

Status: Updated 01/09/20

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
Due to the pandemic and the universities blended learning apporoach, this point is almost inevitable. To take this a step further by ensuring that smaller teaching groups like workshops and tutorials are also recorded, i discussed this point at the teaching and assessment recovery group were a member of staff was actioned to look into ensuring that this is achieved.

More collaborative effort between lectures to avoid coursework clusters.

Status: Updated 01/09/20

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
I have sent out emails to the various faculty academic directors as they would be in the best position to speak to the various program leaders within their faculty. I also ensured that this agenda was discussed at the teaching and assessment recovery group.

Lobby the employability team to organise programs to support Tier 4 student’s to find a Tier 2 sponsorship.

Status: Updated 01/09/20

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1 July 20
Term of Office started
1 Sept 20
In on going conversations with the employability team to ensure that recruiters who intend to attend the virtual careers fair this year would be able to assist our international students with companies willing to sponsor and assit them from application stage right through to interview stage.

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