President Falmouth

This position represents all Falmouth University students, with a particular focus on academic issues and representation, working alongside Course Reps and Department Reps.
Ben Statham-Wilkins, SU President Falmouth

Introduction

Hello there and welcome to Falmouth! I’m Ben, your SU President Falmouth 2021/22. As President it is my job is to make sure you are taken care of and have the best experience throughout your student and academic life. I was elected this year by the current students of Falmouth due to my strong manifesto points and possibly because of a campaign TIKTOK which went viral, who knows?
 
I am here to represent YOU to the higher ups within the university and make sure your voice is heard by them. My main aims this year are:

  • A REPRESENT scheme where the university commissions the students to help promote the university, getting the students' work out there into the world
  • Continue Falmouth’s 2030 plan with more collaboration between courses and between students
  • To develop and improve the current Rep system, to ensure every student is heard

And many more!

I have just finished my degree in Film at Falmouth University, and I enjoyed every moment, and I hope you enjoy your course as much as I enjoyed studying Film. I know joining University can be scary, especially if you are leaving home for the first time, but please know that we are here for you and will only be a message away! So, enjoy your Freshers week, make friends, get involved and enjoy your time here at Falmouth!

Be sure to follow our socials to keep up to date with what is happening and how you can get involved.

- Ben Statham-Wilkins (He/Him)

 

News & updates

Roles & responsibilities

  • Academic appeals
  • Falmouth Course Reps
  • Placements
  • Widening Participation Access Agreement
  • Academic representation
  • Employability
  • Elections
  • Liaising with Falmouth University on Academic Board, Board of Governors and Registry

Manifesto priorities

Coming soon.

I will focus on Student Rep system developments to ensure student feedback is reaching the top of the chain, in order to make real impact. I will be working with student committees & council to ensure the right conversations are happening towards the progression of the university, especially surrounding the decolonisation of courses and Covid-19 impacts.

Progress updates:

  • 27/01/20 
    Reps and I met to discuss the needs and updates from the schools to write minutes to present to the Provost. This was then responded to with an invite to the Academic Directors Forum to present this feedback.  
  • 15/01/20 
    Reps and I wrote a letter to the Provost to express our opinions on facilities, extended terms and assessments. The Provost and Falmouth responded with a 2-week extension to the term and assessment. Plus, opening the facilities until 30th June with staff, and over summer with minimal staff. 
  • 09/09/2020
    The Student Voice team and I have put together a new Student Rep handbook to ensure Reps understand their importance within and influence on the University structure.
  • 09/09/2020
    I have rewritten the Feedback Loop to highlight the importance of ROS and make it more digestible for Student Reps so feedback can be managed better.
  • 09/09/2020
    I have added more specific BAME categories to ROS, so there is better quality feedback within these areas, so a tailored approach can be met.
  • 09/09/2020
    We have included equality and diversity as an agenda item on every SSLG meeting, so reps can openly discuss it within every meeting. Plus, there are conversations surrounding ‘equality Reps’ being implemented if there is a persistent lack of minority representation.
  • 09/09/2020
    Strengthening Postgraduate representation has been another key area. By working closely with the Postgraduate lecturers, we are more involved within the PG student experience and therefore able to better communicate with them about representation.
  • 08/12/2020
    The Big Rep meeting is happening tomorrow, and we have picked 5 topics of importance to talk about.
  • 08/12/2020
    I am taking Falmouth ROS data and escalating it to departments if needed, but also alloweing reps to work on things with their SSLGS.

Other things I'm working on

Coming soon.

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