Hey, I’m Charlie and I’m running to be the next Undergraduate Academic Officer.
We are currently in a crisis situation where Covid-19 has damaged the quality of our university education. Many of us feel frustrated at the high price we are paying for services we can’t access and teaching quality that varies considerably between modules.
We desperately need more value for money in our degrees.
Firstly, this means returning to a pre-Covid situation as soon as possible when safe. Though successfully defeated, the university has already proposed keeping some courses and services online only. I want to give students the choice between online and in-person teaching, ensuring the University offers both.
Secondly, we need a general improvement in the quality of education provided. The university relies on its reputation to sell places, but there are basic facilities and resources still not integrated fully or offered at all. Some facilities, like Lecture Capture, have been successfully provided at other universities for years now
With these policies, and a pragmatic approach to whatever issues the new academic year brings, I aim to get us more value for money from our degrees.