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Candidate for the position of Postgraduate Research Science Faculty Representative

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Mr ALEX BAKER

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A Faculty Rep for all PhD Students

 

“I’m not here to score political points, I’m here to deliver a Science Faculty for all PhD students”

 

9 Policies for PhD Students;

  • Open Lynchgate Carpark to PGR permits
  • Improve PRES (PGR survey) so its treated like the NSS by the University
  • More support for PGRs who undertake outreach, volunteering and widening participation activities
  • Cheaper food on campus (especially coffee)
  • Better mental health provision
  • Work with Sessional Teaching Payroll and departments to get fair pay for preparation, marking and delivery
  • Work with SkillsForge to improve professional development opportunities that are relevant to the Sciences
  • Better English Language support to help those who are less confident in written and spoken English
  • Improve the SSLC system and wider SU representation, so you know your views are heard

 

About me;

  • I am the current Faculty Representative for PGR students
  • I received my MChem from Warwick
  • My work is split between Life Sciences and Chemistry
  • I am a PhD in the Gibson Group

 

My credentials;

  • SSLC representative for 5 years
  • Faculty representative this year
  • ChemSoc Vice-President, Education Officer and Outreach Officer
  • Student panelist on the ITLR University-wide review
  • Re-designed the Chemistry Undergraduate mentoring system to include better mental health provision
  • Founder of Think Science - an annual conference for 200 A-level students

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