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A campaign is an action, or series of actions, designed to bring about some form of change.

Your Union campaigns to improve the student experience and lives of our students on issues of concern to students locally, nationally and internationally.

Our campaigns are led by you, our members, so if you feel there is an issue that we should be working on get in touch with one of the Union's Executive Officers.
 
Current Campaigns
 

Should We Scrap Exams? - (diversifying assessment)

Focus Groups this week - see below for details

Each year the Students' Union hosts the Student Experience Seminar. This is an event where the Union gets to present to a group of the University's Senior Managers on an issue of concern to QM students. The issue is agreed by the members of the Education Zone and is then becomes the subject of the annual Student Experience Survey, the results of which inform the content of the Student Experience Seminar.

This year the issue chosen was assessment at QM. The survey set out to discover:

  • the range of assessment methods used at QM
  • students' opinions on assessments in general
  • students' opinions on assessments at QM
  • whether students understand the intended learning outcomes of their course
  • whether students feel the methods of assessment used and the feedback provided help them meet those learning outcomes
  • whether the methods of assessment used help with the development of employability skills 

The survey was run under the provocative title of 'Should We Scrap Exams' and produced 646 responses (the second best response for a Union survey ever). The results are currently being analysed and as part of this exercise we want to hold some Focus Groups to help us explore some of the findings in greater detail.

Focus Groups will be held as follows:

Wednesday 26 February 1pm - 2pm

Thursday 27 February 1pm - 2pm

Friday 28 February 1pm - 2pm

All Groups will take place in the SU Hub (Matt Spencer Boardroom) lunch will be provided and participants will be given a £10 Westfield Voucher as a thank-you for taking part.
 
We need 10 students per group - if you would like to take part, please email Brad Coales b.coales@qmul.ac.uk with the following information (as we need to profile the groups) :
 
  • The Group or Groups that you are available to attend (you only actually need to attend one)
  • Whether you completed the Survey
  • Your Course (full title please)
  • Year of Study
  • Age when starting at QM
  • Your Gender
  • Whether you are a Home, EU or International Student
Those selected to take part will be notified by email on Tuesday (25 February)
Your Executive Officers
Sarah Sawar
President
president@qmsu.org
020 7882 8039
 
Gaby Dale Leal
Vice President Education
vpeducation@qmsu.org
020 7882 8039
 
Katerinia Nordanger
Vice President Education
vpwelfare@qmsu.org
020 7882 8039
 
Ali Jawad
Vice President
Barts and The London
vpassociation@qmsu.org
020 7882 8045
 
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