Hi! We’re Georgia and Josh, and we are your 2020 Education Academic (Ed Ac) Officers.
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 Ed Ac Officers, we 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, as been a pretty strange, upsetting year for all of us with the COVID-19 Crisis. We have turned much of our attention in the Education Department to supporting students through this crisis. No student should have their education adversely affected or its quality so degraded because of the changes. We will fight to ensure you still receive the best possible education and receive the support you need with everything going on.
We fight for fairer assessments, exams, special consideration, and much more.
Here online you’ll find our Counter Course Handbook which allows you to give your own perspective on a subject. It’s kind of like the uni handbook – except it’s written by you for students. Here’s your chance to tell all about those assessments, field work and more!
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.
We 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, we’re here to support you.
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