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Hey everyone, my name is Mari and I am your elected Education Officer for this year. My role is to support your studies and ensure that you get the most out of your experience at Keele. I am responsible for a number of projects including Student Voice Representatives, whereby your opinions can be acted on at both a course and school level. My role also includes making sure that your voice is heard and acted on, as well as providing change to university processes including Exceptional Circumstances.

I’m a single honours Sociology graduate though I started my journey at Keele on a social sciences foundation year. During my time at Keele I have been a Student Voice Representative for three years, a Lead Voice Representative for two years and have also been involved in a number of academic societies, though in my spare time I love video games and gardening. My favourite band is Fall Out Boy (sorry)!

Talk to me about:

  • Become a Student Voice rep
  • Issues on your course of study
  • Accessibility of resources

 

Email me at su.educationofficer@keele.ac.uk or contact me on social media below:

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Your Timetables

 

Hey everyone!

 

I just wanted to draw your attention to a *small* victory I’ve had in relation to timetabling in the latest email you’ve had from student services.

 

During the elections I pledged to you that if re-elected, I would do everything I could to get academic timetables out to you all as soon as possible, and that’s exactly what I’ve done. The university has now committed to getting your timetables to you by Monday 14 September 2020

(...Okay, technically I pledged “at least 3 weeks before term time” but in my defence, I didn’t see a global pandemic coming when I promised that, so I think we should be pretty stoked that this only pushed us back by a week ??) 

 

In the latest email you’ve received from student services, the University said this:

 

“We also wanted to provide you with an update on accessing your academic timetable:

  • We’re doing everything that we can to get your timetable to you by Monday 14 September 2020.

  • This being said, we’re sure you can appreciate the difficulties involved in timetabling usage of our buildings in a way which keeps everyone safe. Please note that this date may be delayed if we encounter exceptional challenges, but we're doing what we can to get this to you on time.

  • As you may already know, we will be making use of the full 9am-6pm teaching day (including Wednesday afternoons) to allow us to adhere to social distancing requirements on campus.

  • We are also looking to introduce staggered start and end times in the timetable to that there’s plenty of space for moving around buildings, for example starting some on-campus teaching sessions at 30 minutes past the hour, rather than on the hour, e.g. 10:30am. 

If you have any questions about your timetable, please email student.services@keele.ac.uk.”

 

So be sure to check the KLE for your academic timetables in mid-September! I’ll actually be out of office until the 7th (so I probably can’t respond to comments on this one sorry guys!), but I look forward to hearing from you all then, and another academic year of both big and little victories like these!

- Mari x

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