Hey, I'm Lucy – and I'm The Union's Education Officer. I studied Fashion at MMU before getting elected into my role, this is my second year and I’m really excited to keep campaigning on issues that matter and affect students, and keep on representing to try and make positive changes for students!
I work on all things that affect students’ Education at Manchester Met, such as influencing policy on assessments, deadlines, examinations, submissions, teaching, learning, timetables, representation and exceptional factors. I believe that the university should support all students to achieve their ambitions, and I use students comments and course reps’ voice to make changes students want to see!
It's summer and where are all the students?! It's so quiet without everyone around, if you're hanging around in Manchester come say Hi! Whilst it's summer we've got loads going on planning for the start of term! Welcome week is just around the corner, and I'm so excited for all of our fab events, trips, sales, fairs, parties and more! We're laying the foundations for new student councils in your faculties, and hoping to get as many of you as possible involved in course repping (you should do it.) I'm planning my campaigns for the year, I'm interested in decolonising the university and I'm deep in reading to understand what this really means and how we can do it. I'm focusing this year on making sure there's lots of fab stuff for students to get involved with, and focusing on helping those who find university isolating and lonely. Please get in touch with ideas! I'm still repping away at all the University committees and there's some big changes coming next year, you'll hear more about these but here's a couple of things coming up - all deadlines are moving to 9pm, there is now a late submission policy so you can push your deadline back 5 days but you will get a capped mark of 40%(only on coursework), we're removing elections for course reps so now anyone can be a rep, and we're also looking at whether we can host a Christmas day here at the union for any students who will be around! I've been sent all over the country meeting other students officers at different Unis to steal ideas and inspiration, one thing we ALL agreed on is wow - ACCOMODATION IS REALLY EXPENSIVE!! I'm trying my best to keep up with politics and work out what it all means for you at MMU. I even got thrown into the House of Lords a few weeks back to ask questions to the person who wrote The Review of Post - 18 Education and Funding that Theresa May published before she left!