Education Officer


Image of Prachi Bhatt, Education Officer 2023/24    About  Course: MSc Cloud Computing with Industry  Hometown: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India  How do you think your friends best describe you?  My friends best describe me as ambitious, passionate and a compassionate person!    What inspired you to become an Executive Officer?  I’m an international student and chose University of Leicester due to its rewarding course and diversity. While we are still trying to get our lives back to normal post pandemic, I want to make sure that every student here at UoL feels seen, heard and supported throughout. I also believe that education should be more than just memorising facts and taking tests. Besides, I have a passion for technology and innovative learning methods.  And with that notion I would like to use my skills and knowledge to make education more awesome for all of us.


What can you offer students in your role?  I want every student at UoL to know that I’m here to help them in every situation, no matter what.   I can be contacted via email or just pop in the SU office to chat about your concerns!     What is the most important change you want to make this year?  I would like to help students have a smooth transition to in-person teaching and enhance their overall student experience (not just limited to academics). I will work with the University on increasing the visibility of school reps, course reps and also continue working on the assessment and feedback, mitigating circumstances by keeping students' needs in mind.    Hobbies and Interests  What you like doing in your spare time  In my spare time you might find me rewatching my favourite series. I love dancing (fun fact: I am a trained classical dancer) and playing badminton (might be a little rusty as I’ve not played it in a long time)    Favourite Series: Suits, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Stranger Things  Favourite Song/s: Who Says - Selena Gomez, Bad Blood - Taylor Swift, Baarishein - Anuv Jain




Priority 1 - Reintroduction of safety net

• PVC Education is already committing to uncapped resits and am lobbying him for a reintroduction of sorts given the challenges of the new environment.


Priority 2 - Ignite Accessibility

• More student voice input through forums, Q&As and response units.

• Tracking of Personal Tutor engagement.

• Expanding Laptop Loan scheme in the library.

• Sit on ignite oversight group which meets fortnightly and overlooks all strands that implement ignite, can feed in to change here

• Pushing for more accessible and clear comms around ignite


Semester 1 (AnneMarie 22/23)


•Regular Meetings With Departments

. Attended regular meetings within the Union and outside. Education Committee and Learning Environment and Teaching Spaces Committee.


•Support with Decolonisation and Curriculum Consultant Recruitment

. Helped with the recruitment of Curriculum Consultants who will help build a curriculum that is relevant and empowers students to be active citizens of change both during and after their time at the University of Leicester.


•Mitigating Circumstances and Self-Certification Process

. Lots of new Mitigating Circumstances have been added as well as being able to self-certify for more mitigating circumstances.


•Assessment Policy

. Addressed assessment issues with relevant schools and ensured that there was consistency between schools. Also took your feedback on online assessments forward.


•Attended Various Conferences

. Attended various conferences and forums held by WonkHE and the Office for Students to discuss best practice.


•Education Toolkit and Education Explained

. Education Toolkit launched as a one stop shop for all FAQs about the SU, The Library, and Your Course. Education Explained breaks down course policies into bitesize chunks.


•Academic Rep Recruitment

. Incentives are now available to all Academic Reps. 2 successful rep forums have now been held where all of your course feedback was discussed.


•Teaching Excellence Framework

Closed with over 900 respondents and constituted towards our main report submission to the Office for Students!

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