Jack Kitchen

SUeducation@bath.ac.uk
01225 38 5064
1 East 3.19

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About my role

I take care of anything academic-related. This includes areas such as feedback, personal tutors, placements, exam conditions, appeals and research. I’m also responsible for coordinating all of our Academic, Faculty and Senate Reps.

Manifesto points

Study Space

  • Ensure effective use of our existing study space, extending opening hours and making more rooms available for study during peak periods
    PROGRESS 40%
  • Continue campaigning for a library expansion
    PROGRESS 20%

Technology enhanced learning and Panopto

  • Work to continue increasing the number of lecture recordings
    PROGRESS 30%
  • Encourage the University to make the necessary investment to have lecture recording facilities in every lecture room
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Make the first lecture available to view when choosing modules
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Continue work to ensure lectures are recorded where required under disability access plans
    PROGRESS 30%

Feedback

  • Work towards clearer feedback following exams, and easier access to exam scripts if marks are not as expected
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Encourage departments to make previous years’ ‘generic assessment feedback’ available prior to exams or coursework deadlines
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Raise awareness of university policy, so students know when to expect coursework marks back and enforce the ‘3-week rule’
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Ensure full transparency into mark scaling, not just when students have raised issues with a unit
    PROGRESS 20%

Representation and Student Voice

  • Overhaul faculty representation, increasing the support for Faculty Reps to engage with academic reps (eg through faculty forums), and to run more academic campaigns
    PROGRESS 80%
  • Review SSLCs and provide additional training and support for student SSLC chairs
    PROGRESS 50%
  • Ensure every department has at least one ‘Open SSLC’
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Review online unit evaluations and the possibility to introduce a second round of unit evaluations after assessments, giving students a second chance to voice opinions
    PROGRESS 30%

Placements

  • Adopt placement feedback forms across the university, as they provide invaluable insight into companies and recruitment processes
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Campaign to increase funding for low / unpaid placement students
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Increase engagement with students on placement (including exploring the opportunity to introduce placement reps)
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Ensure that welfare and mental health support is both available and easily accessible for placement students
    PROGRESS 10%

Postgraduate Education

  • Work with the skills development team to increase opportunities for postgraduate taught students and continue to address issues as they arise during the year
    PROGRESS 10%
  • Continue pressuring the University to improve supervision support for doctoral students and a better training programme for postgraduates who teach
    PROGRESS 30%

Curriculum transformation

  • Continue pushing for meaningful student engagement in the curriculum transformation, whilst pushing for a more inclusive curriculum
    PROGRESS 40%