Who Am I?
Hi. I am Oscar, a final-year law student. Over the past three years, I
have worked to represent students as a Course Rep, Senior Rep and
Student Trustee. Having enjoyed these roles, I want to continue
working alongside students and staff to make a positive impact on
educational standards at Reading.
Maintaining the successes from the pandemic
The past few years have shown that traditional teaching and
assessments formats are not always the most preferred, or effective.
Whilst we return to in person teaching, I believe it is important to
preserve the benefits of screencasts and take-home exams. Moreover,
adopting 23-hour exams in place of some traditional timed exams could
be used to stagger deadlines more effectively. Therefore, I want to
work with staff to:
- ensure lectures are always recorded in some capacity; and
maintain a balance of assessment types, pursuing continued
integration of the take-home exam.
Ensuring detailed assessment feedback
Feedback on assessments is often a key area of complaint amongst
students. I want to work to resolve this by making sure that marking
rubrics are always completed in detail and that students are informed
in advance of delayed feedback.
Strengthening academic communities
Overreliance on emails and surveys has led to weaker communications
between students and staff. A key focus of mine will be to work with
academic departments to find ways to better nurture their individual
student communities. This might be through organizing more
student-staff events, or re-formatting module evaluations.
3 Point Summary:
Ensuring detailed assessment feedback and staff communication
throughout feedback delivery.
Maintaining the successes from the pandemic, such as the
continued recording of lectures and use of take-home exams.
Strengthening academic communities through more student-staff
events and better avenues of feedback.