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Read on for a full outline of the motion, plus details on the proposer and seconder.
The Union General Meeting takes place this week at the earlier time of 12-1pm in the 6th floor studio of the Saw Swee Hock Centre.
To submit a motion, or speak for or against this motion, please email email@example.com. This motion will be debated at the UGM and then opened to public vote - go to lsesu.com/vote between 2pm on Thursday 3rd December and 5pm on Friday 4th December.
Should LSESU condemn the brutal massacre in Paris?
Name of Proposer: William Mitchell
Name of Seconder: Molly Farrow
This Union notes
This Union believes
This Union resolves
As some of you may be aware, the higher education sector in the UK is in for a radical overhaul as the marketisation agenda becomes firmly embedded in the government’s approach to HE.
Over the past few weeks I have been working with NUS and the School to establish what the key issues are in the green paper and to organise a consultation period to establish LSESU’s response.
The paper has many worrying tenets which include
So far it has been an incredibly busy term, and we’ve still
got two and a half weeks left. A lot has been going on with regards to LSE
Education and below are some key updates from the term so far!
As you will hopefully have seen, the school
is in the process of developing a new Education Strategy 2015-2020. As part of
this strategy, the school will be writing an Education Covenant with the
potential to reshape what an LSE Education looks like. As part of this process
we have been conducting a wide ranging consultation with students, which will
directly impact on the changes that are made.
This consultation has included a
continuation of last year’s ‘Re-Imagining Your Education’ series with events
such as ‘The Academics Speak’ and ‘The Unconference’. The events have allowed
us to gain suggestions directly from students regarding what they want from
their time at LSE and what needs to be different. The final Re-Imagining event
of the term, focused specifically on the Education Covenant will be taking
place on Wednesday 2nd
December at 6pm in the Saw Swee Hock 6th Floor Studio.
The final element of our consultation has
been an online survey to gain as wide a range of student views as possible.
Over 300 students have now told us what needs to be different, make sure you
don’t miss the chance to do the same. Our survey is available here and is open until Friday
This term we have successfully launched the
SU’s new ‘Beyond the Classroom’ programme and it is going from strength to
strength. We have already offered weekly skills sessions on recruiting
volunteers, working with children and managing conflict, with plenty more to come
next term. We also launched the ‘SU Talks’ public lectures with ‘A case for the
Arts’ to great success and will be continuing with ‘What should be the role of a public broadcaster?’ on Wednesday 9th December from
7pm in the Saw Swee Hock 6th Floor Studio.
The situation with timetables and room
bookings has caused, and continues to cause problems and extra stress.
Throughout the process I have been communicating with the school and until the
issue is resolved, I will now be sitting on the project board responsible. When
we are provided with further information, we will ensure to communicate it to
With the other sabbatical officers I have
been and will continue to push for adequate compensation for the inconvenience
to students. On a related not, I have already met with Paul Kelly (Pro Director
Teaching & Learning) and Hannah Bannister (Head of Student Services) on
multiple occasions to lobby for an earlier release of the Summer Term Exam
Timetable. After the problems with exam
timetables in the last two years, the response from the school has not been
good enough. It is time an exam timetable was delivered on time and much
further in advance than Lent Term Week 10.
I will continue to lobby hard and am confident we can secure a response
from the school.
& Study Space
I have been working closely with
the school in the early conversations around the design of 44 Lincolns Inn
Field. We have already run some department specific consultation and as the
process continues we will further be consulting with students.
With the centre buildings
development we are also speaking to the school regularly regarding noise and
disruption. If you are experiencing an problems or have any complaints
regarding access, noise, or the centre buildings development in any way then
please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
A final few pieces of really
great news regarding space! In response to the continued demand for space from
students, the 4th Floor of the Library is now open with a capacity
of over 200. It is a phenomenal new resource for students, so if you haven’t
already make sure to check it out. This term has also seen the opening of the
PhD Academy on the 4th floor of library, which is a dedicated space
specifically for PhD students.
I will be writing again in the next couple of weeks with a
full term wrap-up including any further updates and major wins from the Michaelmas
Term. If in the meantime, if you have any questions, queries or comments then
don’t hesitate to get in touch either by email or by dropping by the 3rd
Floor Office in the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.
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