UG Science and Engineering College Convenor

Catherine Vallis I’m running for College Convenor for Science and Engineering to increase communication between the college and the SRC and to improve students’ experience of university. Currently I am the School of Engineering Representative meaning that I have experience of representing students’ voices on Board of Studies meetings and Learning Teaching Committees as well […]

Catherine Vallis

Catherine VallisI’m running for College Convenor for Science and Engineering to increase communication between the college and the SRC and to improve students’ experience of university. Currently I am the School of Engineering Representative meaning that I have experience of representing students’ voices on Board of Studies meetings and Learning Teaching Committees as well as with sorting out problems students have had in the department.

My priority as Convenor would be to get every science and engineering subject a reading week. Just about every other subject in the university has this breathing space in the middle of the semester and it has been proved a success, allowing students’ time to catch up with work and de-stress.

I would also continue campaigning for lecture recording and setting up a buddy system between seniors and freshers which I hope to see implemented in time for next year’s freshers. To improve communication between the SRC and the college I would organise meetings with the science and engineering school representatives to see if there are common problems between the departments and solve them collectively.

If elected I would continue to work hard to represent you as an active member of the SRC.

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Oscar Schafer

Oscar SchaferAs a second year Computing Science and Economics student, I’m the current SRC School of Computing Science Representative and a student representative on the Senate Student Conduct Committee. I have been given me a good insight into the workings of the University. I would however like to learn more and work on a college specific level.

My pledge focuses on two points: Firstly, I want to curb the number of e-mails students receive. Currently, important information is buried and lost among e-mails about diet, public lectures and e-mails which have been mass forwarded. Genuinely important e-mails should have priority and everything else you should be able to unsubscribe from.

My second point is about the degrees offered. Many students within the College of Science & Engineering are studying combined degrees with a subject outside of the College. There has recently been a reduction in the degree combinations offered. If elected, I would work to make such reductions don’t happen again.

I feel safe to say that with my SRC experience and understanding of how the Science & Engineering Schools operate I have the best possible preparation to work as the College Convenor for Science & Engineering.