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Your Studies. Your Say!

At NUSU, we believe that you are entitled to an education that is consistent, flexible, accessible, and inclusive. The Supporting Our Students (S.O.S.) campaign is about highlighting all of the ways in which your NUSU Officers and Academic Reps are working to make these values a reality.

On this page, you will find out more about events and initiatives relating to key issues like tuition fees, assessment and feedback, and quality of your learning experience. You can also find out more information about individual Academic Reps and the issues they are working on in their particular School.

We can’t do this without you! S.O.S is also about responding to your feedback, so please make sure to have your say in the anonymous feedback box below! Keep an eye on this page as this campaign will be running throughout the academic year!



From listening to your concerns, we appreciate that the issue of tuition fees is a complex one, especially in the context of the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on your learning experience. We have also prepared a Tuition Fee FAQ to answer the main questions you might have on tuition fees - you can find out more about how we are currently representing you regarding tuition fees by following this link.

Download your copy here.

At NUSU, we believe that you are entitled to an education that is consistent, flexible, accessible, and inclusive.

The Supporting Our Students (S.O.S.) survey is about gathering your views on the key aspects of your student experience so that we can represent you accurately and effectively.

To have your say, and enter into a prize draw to win one of four £50 Eldon Square vouchers, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

Open Form

Academic Representation is a crucial part to your University and Union experience. Our Academic Reps are here to represent your academic interests and work with the University staff to create positive change for our students. Every year, students can apply for these roles, and once elected into the role, will serve as your leading representatives for you to contact about any academic issues you feel students are facing within certain aspects of the academic experience at the University.

At the School and Institute level, you are represented by Course Reps. They gather feedback about your programme and raise it at the Student-Staff Committee, or SSC (in your School or Institute this might be called a Student Voice Committee, or SVC). These meetings are led by a Student Chair, and sometimes a Student Secretary. At the meeting, Course Reps and staff will work together to address the issues raised. Course Reps should feedback to you on the outcomes of these meetings. 

At the Faculty level, you are represented by School Reps. They attend and give feedback to the Faculty Education Committee (for taught programmes) and the Faculty Postgraduate Research Committee (for research programmes) and also feedback to your SSC.

Find out more

Download your copy here.

Here you will find an anonymous feedback box where you can post suggestions and concerns about educational matters which are concerning you. We want to hear your feedback on any topic, these can include things such as assessment and feedback, quality of teaching, and personal tutoring. You can upvote people’s feedback if you don’t want to write your own and this will be anonymous. However, we reserve the right to remove any inappropriate content.

Please login at the top of the page to submit an idea/submission.

 

Rep Gallery

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Smruthi Venkat

Your PGT School Rep for Education Communication and Language Sciences

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Harriet Anne Palin

Your HaSS Faculty Training Programme (HCA) and History (HCA) Rep.

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Meet Ali Zuhad

One of your Business Management Course Reps.

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Adam Bosher

Your EDI Rep for Politics

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Rohith Reddy

One of your Course Reps for MSc Biomedical Engineering.

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Meet Julia Kuppermann

Your Course Rep for MSc Conservation and Ecosystems.

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Meet Heather Simpson

One of your Course Representatives for Spanish Language

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Meet Meggie James

Your PGT School Rep for English Literature, Language and Linguistics.

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Meet Connor Brown

Your Modern Languages UG School Rep

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Meet Kavishi Sheth

Your Stage 2 Physiological Sciences Course Rep

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Meet Adarsh and TJ

Your NUMed School Reps

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Meet Eman Ahmed

Your Stage 3 Combined Honours Course Rep

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Meet Luke Grainge

Your UG School Rep for History, Classics and Archaeology

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Meet Jayne Milburn

Your UG School Rep for Law

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Meet Joseph Caddick

Your UG School Rep for English Literature, Language and Linguistics