Back to candidates

Academic Officer Candidate

James Hare

Summary

  • A feedback contract to ensure students receive at least 15 minutes of one-to-one feedback at the end of each module.
  • Ensuring students are aware of how the University is spending their money, by making departments publish an annual expenditure breakdown.
  • Creating a VLE truly fit for purpose - upload all exemplars and past papers, complete lecture capture and improve upon the Blackboard app.

60 second Manifesto

Manifesto

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.

Teaching

  • 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.

Transparency

  • 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.

Technology

  • 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.

T'others

  • "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".

A vote for me is a vote for a more user friendly academic experience, fit for 2018 and beyond. Show your support with #ImWithHare!