Vice President Education and Welfare
Hi everyone, I’m Jenny Wade your re-elected Vice President Education & Welfare for this year!
I studied Performing Arts (Film, TV & Stage) here a Bucks and I am now in my second term representing you. We've had an outstanding year and have seen so many improvements; including the brand new cross campus shuttle bus, opening of the study lounge and improved student rep coverage. We have run numerous welfare campaigns to raise awareness of important student issues, keeping you safe and well. We have a challenging year ahead but I am confident we will power through as a Union and continue 'making life better for students at Bucks.'
You may not believe it, but your time here at Bucks will fly by quicker than you can imagine; so make sure you make the most of your time here – pop into the Students’ Union offices to find out how we can enhance your student experience.
As your VPEW, I am responsible for the academic experience of every student at Bucks. My remit covers the student rep system, assessment and feedback, course validation and so much more. I also sit in meetings with the Senior Management Team of the University, to make sure the student voice is heard in every level of decision making.
I intend to work closely with our fantastic Advice Centre, so keep an eye out for the campaigns we will be running across the year and remember: any issue no matter how big or small, come in and see us we are here to help.
- Ensure the University works more closely with the Students’ Union to provide a better overall student experience; by building on my relationship with the new university senior management team to implement positive change and make sure the student voice is heard at every level of decision making.
- Lobby for placement opportunities and work-based learning activities for every course, alongside an on-going support structure for students to increase their employability.
- Prioritise the student wellbeing agenda, specifically in regards to mental health. To build on the Peace of Mind campaign and ensure students are aware of the support services available within the Union, University and community.
- Lobby for more student car parking options at both the High Wycombe and Uxbridge campuses.
- Continue to engage diverse backgrounds within the Students’ Union by promoting the student-led multicultural events in the Venue and empowering the new BME Student Ambassador.
- Empower students to fight for their rights as tenants and ensure landlords and estate agents aren’t ripping off vulnerable students.
- Continue to improve communications between student reps and course members and lobby University staff and departments to engage with the rep system.