Students have a voice, let's make it louder.
Despite the rise of tuition fees and privatisation of higher education in Britain, strong student voices can bring about an effective change, so why not begin with our very own department. As the Vice President of Arts and Sciences, I will focus on the addressing the following issues:
- Bringing about meaningful changes in the curriculum/ syllabus to make it more balanced and ‘inclusive’ because at present it reinforces eurocentrism.
- Create an online forum for students to reach out to their relevant officers and representatives on a one to one basis, in order to seek academic and welfare support, notify any problems/ complaints (anonymously if desired).
- Regular communication with Student Officers and Representatives to ensure all issues are properly attended to, through collection of regular feedbacks (particularly on the quality of lectures).
- Make the authority structures and officers of the ‘Arts and Sciences’ department more accessible and visible.
- Organise social events for all students under Arts and Sciences.
- Make online readings and lecture captures more easily accessible.
- Relax the seminar attendance policy.
- Support those who feel isolated, example international students.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, MAKE EACH STUDENT VOICE MATTER.