All entries for Friday 28 January 2005
January 28, 2005
I plan to:
- ENSURE there is more cooperation between different SSLC's so that common issues may be more easily identified and tackled. For instance, problems relating to feedback on assessed and non-assessed work could more easily be solved through cross-departmental consultation, even outside the Faculty.
- WORK to improve timetabling. When I first arrived at the University the system of timetabling was extremely confusing, especially across departments as I was a joint degree student. I'll try to push to have timetabling system that is more centralized and has been simplified overall.
- GUARANTEE that joint degree SSLC reps have access to SSLC's in all relevant departments. I found it strange that as a joint Honours student I was only able to influence the structure of half of my course by only being in one Department's SSLC. On a more general note, it's time joint degree students stopped being in a limbo between two or more departments. I will push for links between departments to be strengthened.
- PROMOTE the image of the SSLC and increase student involvement in its workings. I want you to be setting the agenda. As a representative in the Economics Dept. SSLC I am trying to maintain a proactive relationship with the students in my course, organizing regular meetings with them to see what they want brought to the SSLC and I'll continue to do so on a Faculty-wide scale when elected.
- PRESS the library to meet the growing demand for resources from Social Studies Faculty students. How many of us haven't been scouring for books on our reading lists to be flustered once again?!
- REVIEW the personal tutor system so that tutors ultimately become the main port of call for students in the Faculty for academic matters. Again, the successful practices of certain departments could be mirrored by means of cross-departmental consultation.