Education Officer

Hi, my name is George Ingram and I am the RUSU Education Officer for 2020/21. I was motivated to run for the role as during my time being a Course Rep in my final year, I felt certain policies within the University didn’t have the desired effect. This was voiced through my manifesto and resonated with other members of the student body.

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 experience.

The Education Officer works closely with the Advice and Representation department to coordinate academic representation as well as leading on academic campaigns and events.

The main aim for the Education Officer is to improve the students’ academic experience and maintain strong working relationships with relevant University staff and course representatives.

Check out my manifesto

My remit also includes:

  • Working with the Representation & Democracy Manager to organise Undergraduate and Postgraduate Rep elections.
  • Working with Academic advisers and the Post-Graduate Part-Time Officers to ensure RUSU are constantly aware of academic issues that affect all students.
  • Overseeing and leading on academic campaigns.
  • Attending 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 Support.

A non-exhaustive list of the committee’s I sit on:

  • University Board of Teaching and Learning and Student Experience (UBTLSE).
  • 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 Elections Committee – which I act as Chair.
  • RUSU Ideas Feasibility group.
  • RUSU Student Voice.
  • RUSU Trustee Board.
  • And a variety of dynamic working groups.