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Unfortunately, none of the motions received the minimum of 200 votes needed to become Students' Association Policy and so these will now be carried forward to the next meeting of our Student Representative Council which takes place on May 9th. Full details of the motions and the voting can be found at http://www.citysa.co.uk/representing-you/agm3.html.
Any student is welcome to come along to this meeting as an observer if they are interested in finding out what happens with any of the motions. To come along please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you all of the details.
posted on 25 Apr 2018
Thanks very much for all of you have submitted, rated and commented on ideas so far on My Voice. We have had loads of really great ideas and have been working hard to start conversations and get the ball rolling on many of them by working in partnership across college departments and help you influence change! Some ideas have been easy to implement but some take some time and we are working hard to make sure your voice is heard. Here are where we are with some of your ideas that we've decided to take forward and form part of our Student Partnership Agreement.
Fairer Absence System - We looked into this and found that not all students are aware of what support is available to them through the existing college policies and we will be working to make sure these are more widely promoted. NUS are currently working to review the process and City SA will support them in this to ensure the fairest system is used.
Longer Opening Hours - We worked with staff in the library to extend library opening hours from 7pm to 9pm Monday to Thursday. These extra two hours are not staffed, but the spaces are still open to students. We hope to see earlier opening hours and weekend times extended in the future.
No Taught Classes in Open Spaces - The college have agreed that the open classrooms should not normally be used for traditional lectures. These rooms are to be used for break out spaces, group work, project work and self-directed study. We are forming a working group to review the timetabling process and implement rules for room usage with the hope the spaces will be used more effectively.
Staff Teaching Qualification Requirements - The College offers a programme for all teaching staff to complete formal teaching qualifications while working at City and most staff will have achieved this within their first two years in their roles. The idea was discussed further at the Student Representative Council where it was discussed that industry experience, attitude, enthusiasm and motivation was more important than a standard teaching qualification. We have decided to introduce student-led Teaching Awards in academic year 18/19 to allow students to nominate those who display best teaching practices in various different ways.
MyCity App - MyCity will be under a renovation over summer and the IT department are looking into introducing a new system called Canvas which is more mobile native and so things like timetables and documents would be more accessible on mobile devices. Stay tuned for more updates on this.
Language Classes - CitySA are liaising with relevant staff in the languages department within the college to look into the possibility of running language classes and offering e-learning materials for students to improve their language skills and increase employability.
Cheaper Printing - You felt that you were given insufficient funds on your print cards this year. We are working with IT to review how the funds are decided and distributed so it is fairer for all students. Additionally, we are going to remind lecturing staff that all essential course materials should be printed using the college print room by staff and distributed to students and that students should not be using their personal allowance for this.
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posted on 6 Apr 2018
Baxter Storey have now introduced more food options and products for students with specific dietary requirements. Please ask a member of the Catering staff for what options are available and they'll be able to point them out to you.
If there are any other food options or products you would like on the menu, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food featured in the video: Pesto roasted vegetable baguette topped with buffalo mozzarella. Sea salt, thyme and black pepper roasted vegetable baguette with a duo of roast vineyard cherry tomatoes and mustard slaw. Full range of Grab 'n' Go vegetarian sandwiches, pasta pots, jacket potatoes and fillings. New vegan lines coming soon!
posted on 7 Mar 2018