Executives: Round Four Wrap-Up

Your Executives returned for their fourth round of meetings with your VPs from 19 May to 30 May. As their final meeting of this year, they reviewed the year and plans to be continued over the summer and into 2022-23. Here’s what they’ve been up to.

Recently, the Executives returned for their fourth round of meetings with your VPs. As their final meeting of this year, they reviewed the year and plans to be continued over the summer and into the 2022-23 academic year.

If you’re not sure what Executives are, effectively, they are like a cabinet for each of the Vice President Sabbatical Officer positions. They are elected students who can hold the Vice Presidents to account, support campaigns within their specific agendas, and provide feedback.

Here’s what they’ve been up to:

Education

  • Maia Jarvis, VP Education, provided an update on academic feedback: the Quality Assurance and Standards Committee (QASC) will now receive a report every time feedback takes longer than 20 days to get back to students. This will compile into a yearly report to prevent late returned work.
  • The project addressing the structure of teaching is still ongoing and the College is utilising student input to refine the model which will be taken forward.
  • School Reps provided updates that addressed the work they are doing for their departments and themselves at the end of this academic year in preparation for leaving university.
  • Reflected upon the transition from department reps to senior course reps as it should help to manage the workload of reps and make gathering feedback from students more effective.
  • Maia thanked the School Reps for being on the Exec this year and highlighted their hard work and the difficulties they faced in Term Three with gathering feedback.

Wellbeing, Community & Diversity

  • Alice Goode, VP Wellbeing & Diversity, has continued her work in lobbying the College to review the Disability and Neurodiversity Service.
  • The support provided to student parents is being investigated to increase flexibility and to work on supporting them in more effective ways.
  • To improve accessibility and access to information Alice has made a series of videos on the wellbeing information the SU has available as well as making a series of posts regarding the information for Extenuating Circumstances.
  • As part of the work to support the culture and faith societies on campus this Exec has been pulling together a cultural calendar to raise awareness of the important history months, cultural celebrations, and awareness days.

Societies, Sports & Opportunities

  • Alex Parry, VP Societies & Sport, gave an update on the use of MS Teams as a communications platform for committee members to improve communication between groups and the SU.
  • The wellbeing escalation process was reviewed by the Exec and resources containing all the key information will be made available for incumbent committee members.
  • To ensure that facility allocation remains fair and up to date for all sports clubs, the process of allocation was reviewed by the Exec and will be communicated to clubs at committee training sessions.
  • Members discussed how facility allocations and student group funding function and provided feedback so that these processes provide the best experience for clubs and societies next year.