Manifesto

Hi, I’m Beth, a second-year English literature student. This last year has been such an unusual experience for all of us. We have all faced never ending hurdles fighting for the education and life experience we have paid for. With the threat of Covid-19 evolving, we are hopefully entering a transition to traditional teaching. I want teaching standards to be maintained fusing our traditional methods with the successes of online learning, which is why I have decided to run for Education Officer.

Goals

A quick transition: returning to in-person teaching whilst adopting new practises.

We need to push for a swift and safe return to in person teaching, keeping the successes of online lectures, such as recording in person content for students to review at their own leisure and to reference.

Tackling the issue of bunching deadlines

I want to encourage staff to stagger deadlines without damaging the integrity of the module. This will not only enhance the student experience, potentially improve the quality of work, plus reduces pressure.

Improved transition from predominantly online A levels to Degree standards

The upcoming freshers have endured most of their A level experience online, therefore, may struggle adapting to the demands of a degree. I want to ensure their transition is easy, understandable, and enjoyable.

Bringing educational expectations closer with student welfare

Poor mental health and university education should never go together. I want to work closely with the welfare team pushing for a less stressful academic environment, improving student’s mindset and education.

  • A quick transition: returning to in-person teaching whilst keeping some of the successes of online teaching, such as recording in person lectures for those that cannot make it.
  • Tackling the issue of bunching deadlines creating a more enjoyable learning experience.
  • Bringing educational expectations closer with student welfare.