Introducing 'Making it Happen'
Making it Happen - Your University experience: Shaped by you #UoB
Introducing ‘Making it Happen’ – a new campaign for this academic year which shines a spotlight on how your views can shape your student experience. From more study spaces to increased wellbeing and assessment support, your feedback is making it happen!
Over the past year we’ve had some really useful feedback from you, through focus groups, the Student Insight Panel, Student Evaluation of Learning and Teaching Survey and more recently national surveys like the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, Postgraduate Research Experience Survey and National Student Survey.
We have also taken on board feedback gained through the Guild of Students, who exist to make sure your voice is heard through the many channels they have to gather your feedback. Opportunities for feedback include through your Guild of Students Officer Team and in the great work that the Guild of Students do to make sure that Student Representation system champions the voice of students, ensuring your student feedback is listened to and real changes are achieved.
It is with this range of University and Guild of Student feedback mechanisms that we continue to gather your ideas.
We want to transform all these ideas into actions across the University, which in turn improves your experience at UoB.
So when you see this little mark across the University, you know that this initiative is part of the ‘Making it Happen’ campaign, and it’s your views that have shaped these changes.
As part of the campaign we are going to initially focus on three areas where you told us you wanted more support:
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Assessments and feedback
Time to Talk?
First up we’ll be launching ‘Time to Talk?’, a campaign which focuses on the mental health and wellbeing services at the University, and how you can access them. Addressing your mental health needs is very important, so we’ve run a number of student focus groups to really try and understand your concerns, the barriers to accessing these services, and the best way to let you know what is available. We also want to update you on the investments we have made in this area, including appointing additional Wellbeing Officers in every College and the launch of our new UBHeard mental health helpline, available whenever you need it 24/7, 365 days a year.
It’s important your feedback keeps coming so we can continue to try and work together to improve your UoB experience. So, before you go, we also just wanted to give you the heads up on a new programme we’ll be launching soon called ‘Student Shapers’, which for the first time will pull all the different ways you can contribute your ideas and time, in one place. A one-stop shop for volunteering and paid roles, insight opportunities, Personal Skills Award activity, blogging opportunities and much more. Watch this space!
Thoughts? We’d love to hear your ideas! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget, the Guild of Students is also there to support you by gathering your feedback and helping you to make the changes you want to see across the University. Head to the Guild of Students website to find out how to share your thoughts, opinions and feedback through representatives including student reps and through the many fantastic opportunities that the Guild of Students offer for you to get your voice heard.
Together we’re making it happen!