SRC Sabb Blog #1 – VP Education

Throughout academic year, GUSRC sabbatical officers will provide an update on the work they’ve been carrying out to make your experience at the University of Glasgow even better. Our first update for this month comes from VP Education, Hannah-May Todd

Hi everyone! My name is Hannah and I’m your VP Education at the SRC. Along with the rest of the SRC Executive team  we’ll be updating you throughout the academic year on what we’ve been doing to make your experience at the University of Glasgow even better – and I’m going first! Over the last few months I’ve managed to achieve a fair few wins and set other things in motion which hopefully will give positive results! Below I’ve highlighted some key areas of work up until now. I hope you’re happy with my progress.

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Moodle

I’ve developed ‘Moodle Basecamp’ a set of recommendations minimum requirements for all Moodle courses I am presenting the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee this month. This should mean all Moodles will, at the very minimum, include things like a course handbook,  course leaders details (etc.)

Lecture recording #lecrec

Since this campaign launched last month, myself and colleagues on Council have met with staff to encourage them to discuss and opt in to lecture recording. I’ve also been lobbying the University to increase the number of teaching rooms with recording capabilities and in discussions to review the current policy.

24/7 Library Access

As you may have seen, we’ve working with the Library to trial 24/7 access in the run up to and including the December Exam diet – something I am very proud of!  We want to persuade the University to keep the library open 24/7 in the longer term so we’re keen to get as much student feedback as possible during this trial – do let us know your thoughts.

Student Teaching Awards

Nominations opened 6th November for our annual celebrations of those who support us at UofG and we have already received a high number of nominations so thank you already! If you know an outstanding lecturer, a great student representative or someone who has made a difference to your time here, be sure to nominate!

Assessment and Feedback

In partnership with the university, an internship project has been launched to help students and staff work together to improve assessment and feedback. Applications are now open so please do make used of this to improve assessment and feedback in your school or department.

Events planned:

Visit to Chengdu  13th-17th November Visiting our campus there to create connections with our international campuses
Class Rep Mixer
23rd November
A chance for Class Reps to get to know the SRC, feedback on their
experiences and get involved in key campaigns this year
Exam De-stress
study spaces
27th Nov – 15th Dec
 

We’ll be announcing these in due course on our social media so
make sure you follow our Facebook and Twitter pages

 

Class Rep Conference 21st February 2018 Our annual event where class reps get to feed into the university,
feedback on their role and meet key university staff

 

To find out more about what I have been working on or to get involved, please don’t hesitate to email me at hannah-may.todd@src.gla.ac.uk or follow me on Twitter @GUSRC_VPED to see what I get up to on a day to day basis. Please also get involved in my #lecrec campaign