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    Create funding support for postgraduate work experience placements

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      The problem I want to Change is:

      That there is no funding available to support postgraduate students on work experience placements

       

      This is a problem for students because:

      Firstly, there is financial support for UG students so it is unfair that this is not extended to PG students. Secondly, many people return to PG education so that they can change career direction and need help to get relevant experience.

       

      To change this, I think RUSU should:

      Campaign to the university to expand the work experience funding so that it includes PG students - too many opportunities at UoR are only available to UG students and it isn't just.

       

      This will help students because:

      It helps PG students secure work experience positions and help their graduate employment prospects

       

      Idea submitted by Jessica Flack

    Democracy & Policy Coordinator
    2:25pm on 23 Mar 21 The following idea went to IFG: Title RUSU to lobby the university to introduce a placement bursary for PG students. The problem I want to Change is: There is currently no funding on the Placement Bursary available to support postgraduate students on work experience placements. This is a problem for students because: Firstly, there is financial support for UG students so it is unfair that this is not extended to PG students. Too many opportunities at UoR are only available to UG students and it isn't just. Secondly, many people return to PG education so that they can change career direction and need help to get relevant experience. To change this, I think RUSU should: RUSU to lobby the university to expand the work experience funding in Placement Bursary so that it includes PG students. This will help students because: It will give postgraduate students the same opportunity as undergraduate students. It will also help PG students secure work experience positions and help their graduate employment prospects. IFG decided this was a campaign for the following reasons: CAMAPIGN This idea cannot be achieved by RUSU alone so would require campaigning activity.
    Democracy & Policy Coordinator
    2:25pm on 23 Mar 21 This idea passed at Student Voice on the 2nd February and went to an all student vote. In the all student vote it received 112 votes and will not be worked on by RUSU as it did not meet the 200 vote quota.