As a Yorkshireman, I love a good cup of tea. So my pledges come broken up into "the four T's" - Teaching, Technology, Transparency, and T'others.
A feedback contract between students and their departments, ensuring at least 15 minutes of one-to-one feedback at the end of each module.
Giving students a chance to put forward their ideas for alternative methods of teaching and assessment.
Requiring departments to provide Departmental Study Rooms for their students between 9am and 6pm every day, in order to facilitate easier access to lecturers and provide a better environment for group working.
Ensuring students are made aware of how their money is being spent, by requiring departments to provide an annual breakdown of their expenditure.
Providing greater opportunities for students to engage with Department/Course Reps, through Acakedemic Afternoons - because ultimately the best way to the heart is through the stomach.
Collating all exemplars and past papers together on the VLE for every module, in order to help students better prepare for assessments.
Finally completing the roll-out of lecture capture across campus - because it's been going on since God were a lad.
Make the VLE more mobile friendly, as the Blackboard App is as much use as a chocolate fireguard - an improvement is needed one way or another.
Digitisation of all Essential Readings, because it isn't fair that it is not always possible for everyone to access the texts they need - the current situation is simply not good enough.
"Hotdesking" (desk sharing) for Research Masters students, so they have a permanent home in their departments - helping them conduct their research and preparing them for future careers.
Introducing a system whereby requested Key Texts are placed on Hes East, ideally in the Piazza Library, as it's slightly shambolic that it holds that name despite currently not containing any books.
Hosting a "Pool with the Prez" style event on a weekly basis, where you can come to talk to me about absolutely anything and everything over a nice cup of tea - working title: "Hot Drinks with Hare".
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