School Representative Social and Political Sciences

James Richardson Hey, I’m James Richardson, 2nd year Politics and Economic & Social History student, Mancunian, and your current Social & Political Sciences Rep. I’ve enjoyed it so much I’m running for a second term. Hopefully I’ll get your votes. Over the past year I’ve been getting to grips with the complex (and often very […]

James Richardson

10624808_659821407468900_370759604095731533_nHey, I’m James Richardson, 2nd year Politics and Economic & Social History student, Mancunian, and your current Social & Political Sciences Rep. I’ve enjoyed it so much I’m running for a second term. Hopefully I’ll get your votes.

Over the past year I’ve been getting to grips with the complex (and often very longwinded) processes you have to go through to get changes made within the School, and feel another year would allow me to properly make change. We were promised recording of all lectures – lecturers are still refusing. Turnaround times for essays are still far too long. And there is anxiety in our School that the new expansion of the University westwards will not benefit us.

The most recent NSS results have highlighted this to uni management, but it’s going to take time to get the solutions implemented.

On the wider SRC sense, I’ve been very active in arguing the case that university employees are paid a proper living wage, and not shunted onto unethical ‘self-employment contracts’ which in reality are no such thing. I’d love the opportunity to continue to be annoying to uni management.
Vote James Richardson #1. If anything because I’m annoying for uni management.