Students' Union, first floor

A bit about the role

Not only is the Vice President Education the Deputy President of the Students’ Union but they also sit on a number of high level committees including Academic Board where the academic strategy of the College is decided.

Alongside this, VP Education sits on the Union’s Board of Trustees. They work on campaigns aimed at improving the academic experience on campus and have a real impact on the academic rep system, empowering students to make change on their courses and within their departments. 

A word from Kate

Hi, I’m Kate, your Vice President Education!

My role is to represent your academic interests and help improve your academic experience on campus. I do this through empowering academic reps, attending College meetings, running campaigns, and everything day to day in between!

I sit on a number of University committees including Academic Board where the academic strategy of the College is decided. Through representing student interests on these committees I lobby the College to make important changes to improve your student experience.

My role is also to work on campaigns aimed at improving the academic experience on campus and have oversight on the academic rep system, empowering students to improve their courses and departments.

This year I will be specifically focusing on online resources, addressing the BAME attainment gap and improving the way we interact with academic societies.

If you’re interested in becoming an academic rep or have any questions, please get in touch!


Latest Blogs.

A Year As VP Education

Thu 09 Jul 2020

"Overall, it’s been exciting, dramatic, unexpected and absolutely bloody fantastic!" Kate Roberts sums up her turbulent year as VP Education, before she steps up into the President role for the 2020/21 academic year.

 
Cutting Through the Current Context of the Higher Education Sector

Fri 12 Jun 2020

President Jack O'Neill and VP Education Kate Roberts take a look at the current challenges facing the Higher Education sector. They call for a reasonable approach around demanding tuition fee refunds, as they look to the government to provide the support that will allow universities to adapt and deliver, whilst protecting students from financial burden in uncertain circumstances.

 
Expecting the Unexpected: What do students need from a flexible education?

Fri 05 Jun 2020

On Tuesday 2 June, VP Education Kate Roberts presented to over 250 academic staff on the subject of flexible education and what it may mean for students. In this blog, Kate gives you an overview of the challenges and opportunities we need to consider before the University gets stuck into planning for next year.

 
Your Quick Guide to Flexible Education

Fri 05 Jun 2020

As you will have seen in the information released to students at the end of last week, the University is planning for a return to campus at the start of term in September. VP Education Kate Roberts sets out what this means for you and what we're doing to ensure your education and overall university experience can still thrive next year.