Please find below a Term 1 update from your President Falmouth 23/24, Hannah de Oliveira Whitlock.
Wednesday Open Workshops
This term, Wednesday Open Workshops (WoW) made a comeback at Falmouth University. Collaborating with Andy Harbert, Halle Merrick, Charlotte Jeffers, and Alannah Williams, we reintroduced these non-assessed workshops. The workshops offer a place for students to work collaboratively, across every department in Falmouth University, in a non-assessed capacity. It is a great way to meet technicians, feel more comfortable accessing facilities on both Falmouth and Penryn Campus, and create connections with other students whilst building interdisciplinary skills, like wood turning, soldering, and jewellery making. Book on to workshops now!
Mature Students Network
To enhance university experience and community on campus, The Students’ Union has established various student networks, including the International Student Network, Mature Student Network, Disabled Student Network, ADHD Network, and Transgender Network. I have been working to make sure that mature students feel supported, as well as helping to organise the network alongside some Falmouth University staff in order to provide vouchers for attendees and facilitate a welcoming community.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
In my capacity, I serve as the Chair of The Students' Union Board of Trustees. My responsibilities include leading board meetings, overseeing effective governance, and guiding the organisation toward its mission and objectives. I facilitate crucial discussions among board members and address challenges that emerge within The Students' Union. This role has been both fascinating and enriching, providing me with valuable experience.
Academic Rep Revamp
Every term, there is a Student and Staff Liaison Group (SSLG) which is a place for students to provide feedback from their wider cohorts to key members of staff. During these sessions, an administrator records and converts the feedback into actionable items. These logs are shared with us to ensure that changes are made and criticisms are heard.
Student input is crucial for enhancing Falmouth University's overall experience. I am actively working to enhance the system's efficiency, aiming to establish it as a vital tool for consistent change and closing feedback loops. This includes ensuring timely communication about significant matters like the Turing Scheme, Cultural Immersion Scheme, and important finance updates to both staff and students.
If you have any feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org! We'd love to hear from you.