Weekly Update: What have we done?

21 May 2020: What have we done this week? 

  • Your VP Education successfully lobbied for a commitment for mandatory training for all staff required to sit on Disciplinary Panels, something which staff can currently do with no guidance beforehand.
     
  • Your VP Community & Wellbeing has been working with other Students’ Union Officers in London and across the U.K. to come up with a plan to tackle the unfair treatment of students staying in Sanctuary halls of residence.
     
  • Your President continued to lobby for the further need of financial support for students during this time at Council (City’s highest governing body). University Management will bring an update on student financial support to a future meeting.
     
  • We’re continuing to play a part in the recruitment process of the next City, University of London President.
     
  • Last but not least, the Union had its first meeting with your Officer Team-elect – Saqlain, Ruqaiyah and Shaima. We discussed what their summer training will look like, as well as giving them a comprehensive update on the ongoing pandemic response.

 

14 May 2020: What have we done this week? 

 

  • We’ve opened a dialogue with the University about the loss of earnings of student employed through UniTemps are currently experiencing, and how they may be supported financially.
  • We attended the Quality & Standards Implementation and Contingency Group and further discussed the ‘fair principles’ approach, asking how City would be implementing it in postgraduate programmes and for students who submitted Extenuating Circumstances for their January examinations.
  • We have raised with City that they should consider reducing Postgraduate fees for third-year Undergraduate students as a form of compensation.
  • We’re continuing to push discussions concerning the quality of online teaching and learning, ensuring that preparations for Term 1 2020/21 are reflective of current student feedback.
  • Your VP Education co-delivered a session with Learning Success for students studying over Ramadan.
  • We’re continuing our work on Value for Money at City, focusing on how conversations need to change in response to Covid-19.

 

7 May 2020: What have we done so far? 

Our first wins are here, we've been working really hard to make sure you are not disadvantaged in light of current events. Here's what we've worked on so far and we'll be releasing more each week. 

 

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