VP Education Kate Roberts is back with another student rights blog - this time making sure you know the score when it comes to feedback.
At the SU we are here to represent your academic interests and improve your education, a key part of this relies on you, as students, being aware of your rights and what you should expect from your academic experience.
To ensure you have all the tools you need to successfully complete your studies, we've created a dedicated page where all my blogs will be in one place should you ever want to check back over things.
Student Rights Hub
In this blog I am going to give you the lowdown on feedback, what the expectations are of you, and what the expectations are of your lecturers.
As part of our work around representing your academic interests, the Students’ Union passed a policy at Academic Board in 2018 that focused on improving your feedback. The policy ensured all feedback is returned within a 20 working day period, is constructive and is clear about your academic performance. This was fantastic work completed by my predecessor in the VP Education role, ensuring you as students understand these rights, and allowing myself and your academic reps to lobby on your behalf if these rights aren’t being upheld.
Feedback is an essential part of your educational experience, allowing you to develop your work and explore your subject. If you have not received feedback in the stated time or have other issues with your feedback you can contact your course rep, myself as VP Education or your personal tutor.
Every student is also entitled to use our Advice Centre at the SU. They are an independent and confidential service offering impartial advice. You can email them at email@example.com. Alternatively you can book an appointment via the Students’ Union Helpdesk either in person or by calling 01784 276700.
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