MEng Aeronautical Engineering
Fun fact about me:
One time I joined the American Football team and broke my arm in my first training. Never went back again.
My role and what I hope to achieve this year:
As postgraduates officer, I would focus on improving the academic regulations for masters and PhD students, so they are fully supported in their degrees and ensuring that both the Union and the university should work together to make it easier for the students to deliver their complaints and appeals, which can be a very difficult experience and unfair to students. It is also important to make the welfare of students a top priority.
I would make sure the no detriment policy which supported many masters students stays in place to benefit all in the years to come so I would keep focusing on this like the Education Officer did last year and see how we can build on it.
I would readjust the academic calendar to give them more space between assessments, as well as greater academic support.
I would work with the education officer to help all students understand their consumer rights which many have struggled with this year, so we empower everyone and ensure action is taken when they do not receive an experience they signed up for.
Employability needs to be embedded in the curriculum and I will work with Deans to do this. We need to tailor careers support to better meet the needs of PhD students and I will ensure they are properly supported in this, so they are able to explore different career options, not just within academia.