Academic Affairs

Meg Hatfield

Academic Affairs

“Meg is the student voice for all things academic”

Her role focuses on promoting our students’ academic interests.

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About Meg

Hello, I’m Meg your 2018/19 Academic Affairs Officer. I studied Business Management with International Politics. When I was looking at Universities to study at I didn’t have much choice as Aberystwyth was the only place that offered my course, however, I am so glad I came and studied in such a beautiful place for the last 3 years.

I am originally from a small town in Worcestershire, Bromsgrove, so when I moved to Aber it was big change as it is very different to what I am used to but I have really enjoyed it and have made some great friends that I know will be friends for life.

I am looking forward to meeting new people and working alongside some great staff and students.

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.

Meg's Policy and priority progress:

Make Criminiology a priority, not a minority

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Reduce Number of drinking straws used on Campus

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Ensuring the TEF happens in students' best interests

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Supporting the Diamond Review recommendations

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For AberSU Officers to work with the university to ensure the implementation of the Required Minimum Presence and Enhanced Minimum Presence policy for BlackBoard, a Lecture Capture Policy and an Assessment and Feedback Policy.

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AberSU should lobby at all levels for the UK to maintain access to ERASMUS for AU students and should be actively involved in any national campaigns run by NUS (Wales/UK) regarding ERASMUS.