Hope you’ve had a great October. The focus of this month for me was academics with changes to the Business School and the International Relations degree and Business School formal inquiries.
Business School Review – Focus Group
On October 4th, Kayla Dickeson (USASA President) and myself participated in the Business School focus group with the new 10 week semesters and Winter School as the agenda. The students were able to talk about their experiences and voice out the challenges they had faced due to these changes. It was great to receive recommendations to improve these changes.
During the committee we discussed, the proposed changes to the ENTEXT Policy. The current ENTEXT policy allows students of non-English speaking backgrounds, Aboriginal students and International students, the use of a bilingual dictionary during exams and extra time in exams (10 minutes for every 30 minutes). Specific questions were provided which allowed the members to consider the different aspects of the current policy and proposed changes.
This committee also discussed the changes that have been made to the International Relations degree. If you are an IR student, make sure you check your emails and read all the information to see how these changes affect you and your studies/enrolment.
As my second time being a panel member on a formal inquiry, I felt more comfortable with the process and voicing out my thoughts. I was able to fill in the gaps where the other panel members needed to understand the current student perspective whilst considering the affected students case.
Free Toasties @ City West
Your City West Campus Representatives, Ryan Kennealy and myself, are organising a City West student catch up. Come along and have a chat with us while we make you a delicious cheese toastie in return.
What: Student Catch Up (Free Toasties)
When: Wednesday 1st November 2017 (12pm – 2pm)
Where: Student Lounge, City West
Why: FREE Toasties and Chats
October Activities Highlights:
- 4/10 Winter School Focus Group – Business School
- 5/10 Education Committee Meeting
- 9/10 USASA Board Meeting
- 24/10 Business School Formal Inquiry 1 (Rescheduled to November)
- 24/10 Business School Formal Inquiry 2
November’s Planned Activities:
- 1/11 Free toasties event at City West (with City West Rep Ryan)
- 6/11 USASA Board Meeting
- 21/11 Business School Formal Inquiry
Good luck with those final assessments and exams!
Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any queries or concerns.