Last year, I was elected the Vice President of ARUL. It’s been a great privilege to be the first to take on this role and I’ve enjoyed working with students and staff alike.
There has been a lot of momentum on campus this semester, particularly in response to the union launching the Access To Learning campaign. This campaign has sought to provide every student with a laptop. As it currently stands the Union has made some progress in providing clarification about the bursary, which will be changed from a travel bursary to cash bursary for new students. Which means students are able to spend their bursary on materials that will enhance their studies. This could include a Laptop amongst other things. Another important element of the Access to Learning Campaign which I have campaigned for has been Lecture Capture. Lecture Capture refers to the recording of all lectures and their upload to learning resources such as VLE, I believe that such an initiative would aid in our learning, particularly for students whom English is not their first language.
On this note, I would like to hear what students think about this, is this something you would like to see implemented? If so, please get in touch with myself or a union staff member, it would be great to hear from you.
When we announced the Access To Learning campaign in September, most of our students were not as aware of some of the pertinent issues on our campus, however, I have received positive feedback from students which has reassured me that things are headed in the right direction.
Thank you to all those who have taken the time to have attend meetings as well as the question time with the principal which took place on 26th and 27th of November 2018. Such forums have provided us with the chance to discuss the progress of our great university. The turnout was incredible and it reflects the growing engagement and dedication of students to contribute and be active members of our community. We look forward to future meetings with the principal to discuss issues further and I believe we will come up with a positive and long lasting solution.
With the New Year fast approaching, I’d like to share upcoming events that you will want to keep an eye out for. One such event is culture/global week! The idea behind this is to bring everybody on this campus together as one big family and also learn how to integrate into different culture, as we all know that our campus is diverse in nature and we strongly believe in equality and diversity. This event will be like an exhibition where every student will have the opportunity to showcase their talent as a business student. Another event currently in the works is Business Week. As a business student, I’ll bring different organisations down to the campus to teach us on how to start small and aim big in business and for those who are looking to start a career in business, this is a great opportunity to learn how to get on the labour market.
V.P Oluwadamilare Ojewande.