Academic Affairs

Chloe Wilkinson-Silk 

Academic Affairs

“Chloe is the student voice for all things academic”

Her role focuses on promoting our students’ academic interests.

Read more about Chloe...

Twitter: @AAAberSU | E-mail: suacademic@aber.ac.uk


About the Role

The Academic Affairs officer is be responsible for:

  • Representing the student body on matters relating to academic affairs, including international and postgraduate students, and widening participation.
  • Co-ordinating activity and campaigns relating to academic affairs.
  • Informing policy within the University and Students’ Union on matters relating to academic affairs.
  • Supporting and developing a network of academic representatives by chairing the Academic Zone.
  • Working with the Chief Executive Officers and AUSU’s senior management team to achieve and shape strategic aims and outcomes.
  • Attending appropriate University Committees.
  • Attending regular meetings with relevant University departments to further the development of academic interests.

University Committees/Meetings Attended:

  • Academic Board
  • Research Board
  • Student Experience Committee
  • Research Degrees Committee
  • Technology Enhanced Learning Committee
  • Collaborative Provision Board
  • Faculty Academic Affairs Committees
  • Attendance Monitoring Group

Current Priorities

Below you can find a list of priorities Chloe is working on this year as well as her current progress on them…

 

Lobby at all levels for the UK to maintain access to ERASMUS+ for Aberystwyth University students post Brexit.*

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Ensure students, staff and representatives understand the purpose and value of academic representation and each role within that representation system.

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Ensure equal access to academic resources and online tools both on and off campus.*

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Review the processes used to allocate the number of credits a module is worth to ensure a student’s time and work is proportionately valued and credited.

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Continue to seek and gather student feedback into ongoing development of the Teaching Excellence Framework and feed these into ongoing policy debates.*

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Continue to seek and gather student feedback on their experiences of Assessment and Feedback and feed these into the University (as appropriate).*

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*denotes policy as passed democratically by Aberystwyth students.