Angel Layer

VP Education & Democracy

vpeducation@upsu.net

The VP Education & Democracy represents the academic needs of all students at high-level University meetings. They help to ensure the Union and Sabbatical Officers are democratic and student-led in their decisions.

Ideas this rep Champion's

Support a Woman's right to Choose (Policy Lapse from AMM)

The Student union should take a stance that it supports a woman's right to choose

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Support a Woman's right to Choose (Policy Lapse from AMM)

Women having full control over their own bodies and access to reproductive health care is a key element of women’s human rights and the fight for women’s equality. We can never win the fight for women’s equality if women do not have full control over their own bodies.

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Water Availability throughout the University (Policy Lapse from AMM)

There is a lack of free water access points across the University campus.

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New vote of no confidence procedure (Policy Lapse from AMM)

We have found out this year that some student groups, have been changing the vote of no confidence procedures in their constitution through their AGM’s. Therefore, We need to create an overarching vote of no confidence procedure for all student groups. One for committee members and one for exec members.

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Lobby the university to record lectures

Lobby the university to record lectures and have a policy on the recording of lectures to support students better and allow them to gain more from their course.

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Make dissertations hard copies

As we have to submit everything online we would still like to submit hard copies

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Implement an Honours Board in the SU recording past and present Sabbs, Student Officers and Student Trustees.

Would be great to commemorate the achievements and committment the sabbs have for students by displaying their names, roles and main achievement.

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Postgrad hot water facilities

Hot water facilities available in postgraduate study areas.

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Audio and Video Recordings of Lectures

Students would be able to access the recordings on the moodle site.

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Increased RAM on library computers

Available memory not big enough for students on library computers

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Laundry costs in Halls

Laundry is too costly on a student budget.

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Keep the activities team drop in day free from meetings.

Activities team should not have meeting on a drop in day as they is not enough staff to cover demand.

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Bike Lending Scheme

Have bike lockers that students can lend out for a 24 hour period like the City Councils have.

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More Gender Neutral Toilets

Should have gender neutral toilets at prime locations, e.g. library and union.

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Water Fountains and points to fill water bottles up.

More fountains at prime student locations, e.g. library, Union, Nuffield center and north quarter.

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More Bike Racks between Burnaby and Anglesea

These building don't have enough racks so sometimes have to lock bikes against lamp posts.

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Automatic-doors-for-the-union.

Need these doors on all main entrances to the union building both the front and back doors

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The Union offering deaf awareness training to both staff at the Union and students

Raise awareness of the difficulties for deaf individuals

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More space for sports clubs kit

Lockers or sports allocated spaces to keep kit when not in use.

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To install ARC GIS key software for Geography and other environmental students on My apps – Montana Scarlett

This software is vital for the Geography and Environmental students' assessments and dissertations

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AU Tiered Membership System

Change the membership system to mimic how the Athletics Union is set up.

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Lockers. Secure Area for students that commute to Uni

For holding library booker, folders, or laptops so commuting students don't have to carry everything they bring to uni everyday.

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Fix air circulation in portland ground floor.

Air Circulation is poor in Portland building making it very uncomfortable to sit and work.

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University bus service to link with local bus to cover Elm Grove and Albert road

The university bus should go to Elm Grove and Albert Road because it would be convenient for many students that live in that area.

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Gym membership to use other universities gym facilities along the lines of SCONAL for libraries

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. The same process could be applied to University Gym Membership?

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Marine Biology Students Use of Minibus (Policy Lapse from AMM)

Marine biology students should be taken to the Langstone Harbour Marine laboratories by union minibus, until an alternative mode of transport is provided by the University.

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Make Deputy reps members of UAB

At the moment deputy members are not members of UAB, I want to make them members of UAB.

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Reading week

A reading week halfway through each term, to give all students a chance to catch up with their workload without additional lectures and seminars

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