So tonight was the Student Led Teaching Awards. Hundreds of students nominated loads of staff in different categories, highlighting the best of Bangor. I my line of work, I spend all of my time focusing on what can be improved. So sometimes it can be really refreshing to take a step backwards, and contextualise things … More The best of Bangor.
Warning – this post is a) exceptionally long and b) exceptionally long. Whilst I realise that both of those warnings area the same, it is such an important warning that it needs repeating twice. So today was the annual Quality Assurance Agency conference, held in the majestic Surgeon’s Hall in Edinburgh – a venue I … More Quality in Higher and Further Education
So, many of you in the Bangor area will know that the SU elections have been and gone, and that the four officer trustees have been elected for the next year. Elections are always an amazing time of year for the Students’ Union, as dozens of passionate students take to the streets, engaging with students … More Democracy, in all its splendiferous glory
Just a very brief update tonight. At the moment life is consumed by elections, a frenzy of should selling and self promotion that will either destroy you or consume you. I’ve become rather blasé about the whole thing, focusing on getting students to vote in all elections based on the candidates manifestos, and asking them … More Viral videos and union successes
Like all sabbatical officers, I’m very used to students criticising the union for not engaging them, being self centred/cliquish, and only being in the job for the money. Often, these criticisms highlight flaws in communication and service provision that union’s are aware of, but that are not easy to fix. However, I think that there … More Sabb’s are people too!