Academic Reps Officer: Richie Fisher
Hi my name is Richie Fisher I am the Academic Representation Officer for this academic year. I am here to support all the students in the best way I can. I have been a course and and an adviser with the Students' Union where I have learnt so much about the procedures here at Newman. I am very passionate about students getting the most out of their time here at the university, and encouraging them to enjoy the experiences they will be facing. I am looking forward to working with the new course reps and Stars to get the best feedback, and if you can't find me around campus you will find me in the Students' Union office.
Fun Fact: I only drink Yorkshire tea.
Job Description (summary)
All Officers are responsible for the day to day running and management of the Union as an organisation, including but not limited to: ensuring it complies with the law and relevant acts, in particular the Education and Charity Acts, funding and budget monitoring, compliance with Health and Safety legislation, ensuring Union Policies and Procedures are adhered to and representing students. All Officers are also required to be actively involved in collective work and be willing to accept work at the request of an appropriate body.
Academic Reps Officer voluntary position (non-sabbatical)
Is responsible for representing students’ concerns, aspirations and problems in relation to academic provision, ensuring needs are met, participating in University wide quality assurance systems and running awareness campaigns on education issues.
A full job description can be found in the NSU Constitution, Bye Law 1.
1. To ensure the security of the course rep system and ignite new and innovating ideas in which students’ of Newman University can provide feedback to their course reps, then forward the information on wards to their Star’s. Finally being received by the Academic officer and the Student Union president who will act upon this feedback and try to initiate the changes the students want. Let’s make the student voice the loudest. 'SHOUT SHOUT LET IT ALL OUT!'
2. To have the best feedback for students when receiving their assignment back, as it currently stands some students do not receive the best feedback from tutors, my aim is to take a leap forward and challenge subject leaders to strive towards double marking assignments, to provide the students with the best feedback they can be given, because who does not want to move forward at the highest level. #Letsnotmessabout
3. To help towards reducing the hidden costs of courses such as the work related learning module, in which most students taking part in the module may have to pay for an enhanced DBS, but to take part you have to pay Â£44 which some students may not be able to buy. My plan is to therefore meet with the appropriate leaders of the module and in hope get hidden costs reduced or find other ways and means when requiring a DBS.