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Term 2 Roundup from the FTO Team

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This term, your Full-Time Officer team have been working hard to continue representing students’ interests.

They have pushed the University and the Government to better support students whilst studying at home, as well as influencing multiple important policies affecting the student experience.

Take a look at some of the team’s achievements in this FTO Term 2 Roundup!

 

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Officer Roundup - Term 2

This term, your Full-Time Officer team have been working hard to continue representing students’ interests.

They have pushed the University and the Government to better support students whilst studying at home, as well as influencing multiple important policies affecting the student experience.

Take a look at some of the team’s achievements in this FTO Term 2 Roundup.

You can contact the FTO team at:

Luke Mepham (President)

Megan Clarke (Education Officer)

Izzy Bourne (Welfare Officer)

Shingai Dzumbira (Postgraduate Officer)

Akosua Sefah (Democracy & Development Officer)

Olly Barron (Societies Officer)

Charlotte Lloyd (Sports Officer)

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Financial 

  • Allocated Club Hardship Fund money to sports clubs who have faced unexpected financial pressures.
  • Successfully lobbied for gym refunds for final years not returning to campus and 50% Club Pass refunds.
  • Introduction of a ‘Sports Officer Fund’ for students from a Widening Participation background who may not be able to afford a Sports Club membership.
  • Established the COVID Support Fund for societies in need of emergency funds.
  • Continued working with Officers at other SUs to discuss national action to urge the Government to issue rent and tuition fee refunds.
  • Received a commitment from the University to support students with purchasing IT equipment for online learning ahead of Term 3 assessments, leading to a possible wider review of hardship funding.

Welfare

  • Successfully lobbied for Wellbeing Support Services to offer the same wellbeing support to students who are temporarily withdrawn from their studies as students who are continuing their studies.
  • Launched a renewed Buddy Scheme to support students with making friends and socialising during lockdown.
  • Held three Town Hall events to discuss how we can better support and represent students throughout the lockdown.
  • Held weekly Speedfriending events, as well as online POP! livestreams, to help students integrate in the Warwick community and meet new friends.
  • Held a successful Housing Day, alongside the SU Advice Centre and Warwick Accommodation, to support students with house-hunting through the pandemic.

Education

  • Facilitated two additional self-certification opportunities for students, and the introduction of the self-certification portal.
  • Successfully lobbied for the University to embed education for sustainable development within curricula as part of the upcoming curriculum review.
  • Helped run an Education Partnership event between the SU and University, which enabled Course Reps to share their thoughts with the University’s Education Executive on various topics, from blended learning to plans for Term 3.

Democracy and Campaigns

  • Held the virtual Spring Elections to elect a new Officer team!
  • Initiated the ‘Get Involved with Societies’ campaign to encourage more participation in societies and support with exec elections.
  • Hired a new Decolonise Manager who will be in post for Term 3, and now working on setting up a Decolonise Programme Steering Group.
  • Progressed plans for a potential expansion of study spaces in Leamington.
  • Continued to push for the expansion of the Active Bystander Intervention programme, which will now likely be a timetabled commitment on all courses from next academic year.
 

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