Improved Learning Experience
Ms Bretherton starts her manifesto with the aim to liaise with class reps in order to increase the online availability of books and readings.
She clarifies that this will “alleviate waiting times for library resources.”
These policies are relevant to the current needs of student body.
However, she is slightly optimistic regarding the difficulty of accomplishing such an enormous task.
She also plans on ensuring that module handbooks are easily accessible, up-to-date, and contain relevant information.
Module handbooks are available within each school and her underwhelming policy does not appear to aim high or produce any noticeable change to what is currently offered.
Ms Bretherton intends to work with the Careers Centre to develop the Job Shop, whereby they will build a database of internship and job opportunities.
However, Ms Bretherton did not comment on how she intends to achieve these ambitious aims, leaving out details of processes from her manifesto.
In order to successfully communicate and accumulate feedback from different sectors, Ms Bretherton aims to increase representation for evening degrees by introducing a class rep to each course.
Ms Bretherton concludes this section by advocating for transparency of school presidents and class reps through the means of social media.
This is a realistic and positive set of goals that will amount to great benefits whilst being easily attainable.
In order for undergraduates to learn about postgraduate work in a “lecture-style setting”, Ms Bretherton proposes on working with the Postgraduate Convener to develop opportunities for the latter to host their own lecture series.
The academic representation Ms Bretherton has reflected through her role as School President of Modern Languages will provide her with sufficient experience to enhance this matter.
However, Ms Bretherton is pitching an ambitious number of objectives to accomplish this upcoming year.
Ms Bretherton has the experience to implement many of her manifesto policies, which for the most part seem achievable.
However, she is at risk of trying to accomplish too much in the many aims she is proposing.
Some of her policies appear weak due to the underwhelming impact they will have on the progression of the student body.