Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Manners

Academic Affairs

“Elizabeth is the student voice for all things academic”

Her role focuses on promoting our students’ academic interests.

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:

  • 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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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*denotes policy as passed democratically by Aberystwyth students.

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