Aimée’s October Update

Aimée’s October Update

Your President of Education has been busy so far this year! Check out Aimee'first update of the academic year!

  • I enjoyed welcoming all of our new and returning students onto campus – it is so good to see campus thriving again!
  • Worked with Admissions, Recruitment & Finance to reduce the enrolment deposit for PG students from £50 to £1 from Jan 2022 intake, reducing another barrier to education.
  • Met with the new Head of PGR, Andrew Hill, to discuss Postgraduate Research representation at the university, setting up a focus group for open & honest discussion.
  • Worked closely with university staff & ILS to wider implement the new lecture recording system, which has initially been set up in larger lecture spaces across York & London campuses. Alongside this, we are in the process of reviewing the Lecture Recording Policy to benefit both students and staff.
  • Worked with our 5 schools to promote Academic Rep elections this month, piloting a system of Senior Reps within School of ELP & STH for this year.
  • Liaised with London campus to implement the rep system in London to close the feedback loop.
  • Visited the London Campus to meet staff and students, understanding further the concerns that London & international students face.
  • Worked collaboratively with Richard Bourne as co-chair of the Strategic Student Survey group to develop our surveying of students & reduce survey fatigue. 
  • Started planning for one of my manifesto points of an Advice Campaign, raising awareness of the support & advice services available at YSJSU.
  • Invited to be a contributor to the Learning & Teaching sub-committee of the Race & Equality charter task group.
  • Invited to be Chair of the Green Week 2022 Steering Group, which is provisionally planned between the 21st25th March 2022.
  • Established the YSJ Teaching Awards Steering Group, working with a team of staff and students to plan for the newly developed university end of year awards. 
  • Invited to be a member of the YSJ Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Task & Finish Group, working on the Gender subcommittee, reviewing our policies & procedures at YSJ with regards to gender equality etc. 
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