Candidate for the position of Vice President (Education)

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ROSS LEVEN

About Ross:

I’m Ross Leven, a third-year International Business Management Student, running for the position of VP (Education).

My aim is to continue the great work that has taken place over the past few years, improving the student academic experience. I have the experience and skills required to support the President of Education and Welfare in making the changes that benefit every student at RGU. If I am elected, I am to focus on the following topics:

 

Five manifesto aims:

Academic Support Services
I aim to improve awareness of the academic and financial support available to students at RGU, by ensuring that freshers are made aware of the support available while running campaigns to increase awareness throughout all year groups.

Module Transparency & Choices
I will work to ensure that students starting their degrees have a greater understanding of what topics and information modules include, as well as the modules that they will study throughout their course, while also having more of a say in what you will be studying.

Placement Process
Some schools within the university have great placement processes, and some are less efficient. I will lobby for the university to look at how a more standardised placement process, where possible, could be implemented.

Timetable & Exam Arrangements
Students want timetabling modernised and made more user-friendly, so I will campaign to improve the accessibility of the RGU timetable and work with the university to understand how exam timetables could be published earlier.

Student Representation & School Officers
I will continue the support that has been given to Student Representatives and School Officers, while working to make more students and staff aware of the system and how effectively it can work.

 

Ross’s Experience:

Past experience volunteering and working at the Student Union.

  • Worked successfully with both University & Union staff and management.
  • Volunteered as a Class Representative.
  • Proven commitment – awarded RGU Volunteer of the Year 2018.
  • Successfully launched the DofE’s Award & Student Group.

Placement 

  • Currently completing a year’s placement at a PR agency in London, working in corporate communications, gaining valuable experience that will help with the role.

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