Hello everyone, it’s the end of the first trimester of the 2021-22 academic year. I would like to take the time to thank staff in the University for their work and dedication. I would also like to take the time to recognise all our Class Representatives and Course Champions for their work, and representing you, the student body, to the University on aspects of student experience relating to your education.
This year has been really challenging for all the student community. I am continually impressed by the resilience of students and the determination you have all shown in adapting to a new normal for learning and progressing in your studies.
Thanks to the incredible Course Champions and Class Representatives who shown real strength of character and leadership. The importance of the student voice is greater than ever and now the Students’ Union team is bigger, our ability to hear and respond to student voices has really helped through the work of SSLC’s and the work of Class Representatives across our campuses.
Now it’s the end of the trimester, we have a genuine commitment to expand our student engagements. We look forward to welcoming new students in January Welcome Week, and of course Town Hall is also happening, so current students bring your questions to ask David Sexton and he will be answering them live on 10th, 12th and 13th January 2022.
I’m hoping some of you will join my Global Week committee, or even the Leadership and Debate Forum society.
Let me leave you with a motivational speech: “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, too early to be whoever you want to be, just don’t quit, you got this, I am proud of you.”
I look forward to connecting with everyone in January.