Undergraduate Academic Officer

Read my latest Assembly update here 


My priorities for this year...

I will fight to establish scholarships for asylum seekers to access education at Durham.
Because values are fundamental to education and asylum seekers should be granted equal access to education. 

I will campaign for more study space and sustainability of our education resources in Durham...
Because the quality of our education should not be a casualty of the University’s plans to increase student numbers.

I will improve communication between departments and students, especially for those on joint and combined honours programmes . 
Why? Because without good communication students can’t fully trust in and engage with their education. 


A bit about me...

I’m Laura, and I’m the North Eastern contingent on this year’s officer team. I decided to run for the role of Undergraduate Academic Officer due to the struggles I had during my own degree, both as a disabled student and a joint/combined honours student. As the undergraduate academic officer I hope to support disabled students and liaise with their departments and the disability service to make their academic experience at Durham run a bit smoother. I also aim to encourage more communication between departments of students who study joint or combined honours courses, a lot of whom currently feel like they are caught in a middle ground with no ‘home’ department. I hope this year I can be a motivating force within the union and inspire real changes that will benefit students.

Getting in touch with me

I can be a point of contact on all things academic. Whether it’s an issue with the content with your course or an interest in higher education policy – talk to me about it! su.ugacademic@durham.ac.uk