Hi! I’m Joe, your Education Officer. I’m writing this blog to tell you a bit more about an exciting event we’re hosting at the Guild at the end of January, where students will have the chance to question one of the University’s most senior academics on all things education.
Professor Deborah Longworth is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for Education. In short, this means that she is responsible for teaching and learning across the University. It’s her responsibility to ensure high standards across all of the five Colleges and make positive improvements to your academic experience. This Q&A is a chance to have your opinions heard by one of the most influential academics at the University.
I’ll be hosting the discussion, and the plan is to take as many questions as possible, some sent in ahead of time (we’ll tell you how to submit them once you register), and some from attendees on the day. There’ll be refreshments, as well as a break for you to chat and connect with other students, as well as your Student Reps and Deborah herself.
As PVC Education, Deborah’s remit covers a really broad range of issues which directly impact UoB students, so come prepared with questions on everything from timetabling, to teaching quality, to assessment and feedback. You might also be curious about bigger issues, like how to close the black awarding gap, or decolonise the curriculum. Deborah will be able to give her insight, not only as PVC Education, but also as a member of the University’s Executive Board, and a Professor of English Literature.
It should be a fascinating discussion, and it’s a chance to have your say on what the future of education at UoB looks like. If this sounds like your sort of thing, come along to the Guild Council Chambers from 12-2pm on the 24th January - just remember to pick up your ticket via the Guild website.