Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Manners

Academic Affairs

“Elizabeth is the student voice for all things academic”

Her role focuses on promoting our students’ academic interests.


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:

  • University Senate
  • Academic Board
  • Research Board
  • Student Experience Committee
  • Research Degrees Committee
  • Technology Enhanced Learning Committee
  • Collaborative Provision Board
  • Faculty Academic Affairs Committees
  • Student Voice Working Group
  • Attendance Monitoring Working Group
  • Personal Tutor Working Group
  • Assessment and Feedback Working Group
  • Academic Regulations Due to Coronavirus Working 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…


Increase the accessibility of both the Special Circumstances and Extension processes.


Increase the accessibility of teaching, learning and assessment both in-person and online.


Develop academic societies to ensure all students have access to a student-led academic community related to their course.


Ensure teaching and learning is continually of a high standard despite the Covid-19 pandemic and that fair and reasonable mitigations are in place where needed.


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


Lobby the University to enable students to edit and synchronise their timetable and Outlook calendar. *


Lobby the University to allow students with Special Circumstances to resit passed assessments or modules impacted by Covid-19. *


*denotes policy as passed democratically by Aberystwyth students.

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