School Reps play a key role in improving students’ academic experience, working hard to make sure your ideas and concerns are heard at the highest level. If you're from the School of Life Sciences and the Environment, make sure you get to know your School Rep, Isabella Neergaard.
My name is Isabella (feel free to call me Izzy!), a third-year Psychology student and your current School Rep for LSE!
Throughout my time at RHUL, I have been an active member in both societies and sports, but you are currently most likely to find me with the Dance Society, teaching dance fitness or creating merchandise. Originally from Denmark, I came to the UK in 2019 on a gap year that ended up being a permanent move (sorry, mum!). If you have any questions about LSE, uni-life or are in need of advice as an international student, I am always free for a chat, so please don't hesitate to approach me!
My interest in becoming a School Rep really peaked at the start of Term Two, during my second year. Having been affected by lecture and marking strikes, I saw and felt just how important it is for students to have their voice heard. It is my deepest wish that I can fairly and fiercely represent the interests of the students within my School, and work in collaboration with the University administration to make our short time at RHUL even better than it already is!
In my manifesto, I put a lot of emphasis on wanting to change the way marking is currently being conducted, to make it easier to understand, fairer and generally more useful to students. I am really excited to get to work on this and to create positive change for students.
Although there are one thousand things I am excited to experience in the coming year, getting to work on my dissertation, acting as Vice President of a society I truly love and representing my fellow students as School Rep for LSE are definitely my high points. I cannot wait to get going, and I hope you can't either!
If you're feeling inspired after reading about Isabella's plans, now is the time to act! Postgraduate (PGT and PGR) students and Engineering, Physical & Mathematical Sciences students, it's time to run in the Autumn Elections! You'll work closely with the VP Education and other elected academic reps, gathering feedback that you can use to influence change at high-level meetings such as School Education Committee and School Boards.
Don't hang about - the deadline to sign up is Sunday 8 October!
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