Education Officer



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Education Officer role

Responsible for all educational matters affecting students, undergraduate and postgraduate.

Co-ordinates and supports democracy and student representation within the University, and works with the Academic Representative Committee to campaign on, and keep students informed of, academic issues.

Sits on many University committees including University Senate and Learning & Teaching Committee.

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I was inspired to become an SU Officer because...

I believe in the transformative power of education and I wanted the resources to work towards making education free, liberated and accessible by all.

What I’m looking forward to most during my year as an SU officer:

I’m most looking forward to supporting and working with student groups and academic reps. The new academic rep system meant we had 1000 reps last year working across the university to improve their departments and, alongside the new Education Committee, I want to make sure these reps are as impactful as possible.

What I’m hoping to achieve this year:

This year I’m hoping to make education more accessible by reducing the cost of rent in halls. I also want to work to further improve the rep system so that every student is empowered to have a meaningful impact in the future direction of not just their course, but the university as a whole. Finally, I want to work to improve the relationship between staff and students so that they can engage meaningfully in designing educational practices that work for both groups.

What I love about Sheffield Students’ Union is…

The hard-working and passionate staff! They work tirelessly to improve the lives of students, academically and socially, and are always happy to help.

The best thing about Sheffield is…

The history! Sheffield has a proud history of social justice and a sense of community you don’t get anywhere else.

If you could give one piece of advice to yourself as 1st year what would it be?

Get involved with your SU and activism right away! I came to uni knowing I was passionate about education but I didn't know what to do about it until I met like-minded students and got involved in political societies towards the end of my first year. I only regret not getting involved sooner.

You should get involved with education at Sheffield Students’ Union because…

There’s a large and growing community of people who are not only interested in receiving the best education but taking ownership and being a part of shaping education at the University of Sheffield and the best way to do that is through the SU.