Hi, my name is Bethany Nugus and I am your RUSU Education Officer for
2021/22. Currently I’m taking a sabbatical year, however next year
I’ll be going into my final year as an English Literature student. As
a student who was massively affected by strikes and COVID, I feel
students’ frustrations first hand and from this I have new ideas on
how to make up for the lost time and correct the way our education has
been damaged. I am hoping to bring a new attitude to the role and
fight for what students want.
The past year has also made me keen to get involved in the
University’s decision making and try to make an impact for the better;
hoping to improve the teaching and learning experience of my fellow
students and those to come.
My role as Education Officer involves attending and participating in a
substantial amount of University meetings and committee’s to ensure
the student voice is heard at every level. This involves feeding into
decisions around policy, including the ECF process, feedback, study
space and more! I also work with the Rep Team at RUSU to oversee the
academic Course and Senior Reps and ensure the student voice is being
fed back into the work I do surrounding the student academic
The main aim for the Education Officer is to improve the students’
academic experience and maintain strong working relationships with
relevant University staff and student representatives. I also lead on
a variety of academic campaigns, events and projects.
Check out my manifesto
My remit also includes:
Working with the Representation Department to organise Undergraduate
and Postgraduate Rep elections.
Working with Academic advisers and the Postgraduate Part-time
Officers to ensure RUSU are constantly aware of academic issues that
affect all students.
- Overseeing and leading on academic campaigns.
Attending the highest level of University meetings on Teaching,
Learning and Research.
Supporting academic societies including activity group meetings.
Liaising with academic structures within the University outside of
Teaching & Learning such as the Library, Careers Centre and Study
A non-exhaustive list of the committee’s I sit on:
University Board of Teaching and Learning and Student Experience
- University Programmes Board (UPB).
- Delivery and Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (DELT).
- Teaching and Learning Delivery Group (TLDG).
- Teaching and Learning Contingency Group (TLCG).
- Chair of RUSU Elections Committee.
Panel Member for Standing Committee on Academic Misconduct, the
Standing Committee on Academic Engagement and the Fitness to Study
and Extenuating Circumstances Appeal Board..
- Teaching and Learning Development Fund Award Panels.
- RUSU Ideas Feasibility group.
- RUSU Student Voice.
- RUSU Trustee Board.
- And a variety of dynamic working groups.