School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Hello, I’m Kirsty Summers, a fourth year Geography student.
I am suited in becoming the SRC School Representative, due to previous SRC involvements. Having been a Fresher’s helper in 2016 and 2018, I have gotten to know the council and learn how the SRC functions in support of the students; it has also given me an insight into how the university operates. I have also been a Geography class rep and seen their role in creating a student voice.
Currently there is no school representative, and this needs to change. With a current emphasis on student welfare and funding, it’s these areas I would like to focus on if elected. My aim would be to increase the support between faculty and students, but also between the students themselves. I would do this through monthly meetings with any/all school students and staff to allow for a more direct conversation about academic or welfare issues. I would also aim to begin a new buddy system providing new students with additional peer support. Furthermore, I would like to continue the work from previous years looking at funding for field trips, particularly in Earth Science, to ensure academic opportunities for all.
Thanks for reading.
I’m Agnes, a second-year student of geography and politics, and I’m running to be your school rep to fight for a more fair, democratic, and accessible university within and outside our school.
I have 3 key reasons for running for this position:
- We need more transparent and accessible feedback on exams. The current feedback system makes is inadequate and unfair to the labour of both students and staff.
- Much of the space in East Quad is often unused, yet unavailable. In collaboration with staff, I will push for better use of the space for GES students, especially in exam periods when study space is sparse.
- The cost of field trips has been an issue for years within both Geography and Earth Science. We need to recognise that this is not just a problem within our school, but something that needs to be a part of a greater debate with senior management about the prioritization of university funds. I will push for the SRC to take up that debate.
If elected I will work in cooperation with students, class reps, relevant societies, and academic staff to achieve these goals and ensure that every student’s needs are met.