This motion was passed in June 2022. You can read the original motion document here.
Josh Goldman, the Education Officer, is responsible for implementing this policy. Here is a summary of the SU's work so far: Made contact with Camille to arrange a meeting and had productive project group meetings with Pete Mills, PhD Academy Manager. Excitingly, Camille initiated a campaign on the PhD Action Network, and we're fully supporting it, especially regarding inclusive mental health. Our aims are set: organizing fun networking events, backing the PhD Action Network, promoting the hardship fund, and actively participating in campaigns. Further engagement with the school involves providing support, drop-in sessions, raising awareness of funds, and establishing a dedicated PG&PhD Focus Group. Through discussions with the PhD Action Network, we've identified key priorities. We've taken concrete steps, such as addressing the nursery campaign and GTA contracts, preparing a report, engaging with HR, supporting the Solidarity Assembly, and actively participating in the PhD Consultative Forum. Recently, we met with Martyn Annis and Victoria Frost to enhance mental health support and wellbeing. Additionally, we're advocating for nursery bursaries and successfully hosted a fantastic summer social event for PhD students.