Candidate Spotlight: VP Education and Democracy

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Meet our candidates for the Sabbatical Officer role of VP Education and Democracy on the Redbrick TODAY from 11:30 – 13:00. This is chance to ask them any questions you have on their key points and why you should vote for them.

The responsibilities of VP Education and Democracy include representing students’ academic interests, ensuring students have a voice at the University and leading on Union Democracy. They will oversee Faculty Officers, our Joint Honours Officer, PGT and PGR Officers and Faculty Reps. You can read the full job description here: Vice President Education and Democracy.

VP Education and Democracy is a new role for 2019/20, combining two areas of previous Sabb roles, so take a look at all the candidates and their key points below…

Sebastian Graves-Read

Key points:

  • Better Personal Academic Tutor system
  • Library provision and space
  • CV workshop and career workshops
  • Democratic accountability review
  • Open door policy

Read more on why Sebastian thinks you should vote for them here: Sebastian Graves-Read

Jessica Harding

Key Points:

  • I am gaining leadership experience as History Academic President
  • Look into equal initial university provided printing credit for all
  • I am enthusiastic, passionate and organised
  • Improve the raise the visibility of existing academic skills services
  • Further develop the representation for Joint Honours and Post-Graduates

Read more on why Jessica thinks you should vote for them here: Jessica Harding

Evelyn Hayes

Key Points:

  • Committing to regular Student Forums which lead to tangible change
  • Ensuring that facilities are consistent across all Highfield and beyond
  • Working to achieve free printing and widespread lecture recording
  • Enhancing visibility of representatives
  • Prioritising Postgraduates

Read more on why Evelyn thinks you should vote for them here: Evelyn Hayes

Joanne Lisney

Key Points:

  • Increase support for students suffering with mental health issues
  • Implement better communication between University and student if deadline missed
  • Push for full digitisation of course collections
  • Publishing how we are responding to feedback
  • Working with other Universities’ Sabbs to improve UK higher Education

Read more on why Joanne thinks you should vote for them here: Joanne Lisney

Meet all our elections candidates for all roles here: Meet the Candidates 2019

Tomorrow we will be meeting our candidates for VP Welfare and Community, 12:00 – 13:00, on the Redbrick.

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