Hi! I’m Elizabeth, your 2019 Education Academic (EdAc) Officer.
The Education Department is the link between students and the academic and policy processes of the University. The department is comprised of both Academic and Public affairs.
As your EdAc Officer, I contribute to academic committees that steer the direction of teaching and learning at uni. These committees have a significant influence on how the University is run. As committee members, we’re able to discuss student concerns and ideas that guide the development of academic policies and programs.
In the past, the office has contributed to developing policies such as compulsory lecture recordings, lowering the Grade Point Average (GPA) needed for exchange programs, introducing languages as breadth for arts students, and preventing the closure of Burnley Library.
This year, I have lots of things we’d like to address, such as allowing 24hr access to study spaces throughout the semester, tackling high-stake assessments in Commerce and Music degrees, lobby for increased investment into our Engineering and Science students by companies who are dedicated to a sustainable and green future, and expanding the online Counter Course Handbook, and many more. Connect with me through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date!
One of the most important roles of our department is to coordinate the Student Representative Network (SRN). The SRN is a way for more students to get involved in the decision making processes of the University by participating in various academic and faculty based committees.
I can help you find the right services and contacts to address any academic issues you may come across. See the Advocacy tile below for information. If things go wrong during your studies, I’m here to support you.
Level 1, Union House
The University of Melbourne