Hi I’m Jason Bunting, your Education Officer.
I represent you on every aspect of the educational experience. Whether it’s the impact of COVID-19 on your studies or the standard of feedback on your Course, I am here to help you throughout your time at Queen’s with any academic issues you might face and make sure that you are fully supported during your studies.
I also help to lead our team of over eight hundred academic representatives who volunteer to make your voice heard on the quality of education at Queen’s.
This year I am focusing on:
- The Academic Rep Review: I am leading the Students’ Union project to redevelop our program of student academic representation. This means making sure that your Academic Reps have the visibility, support and recognition that they deserve while volunteering to represent their peers.
- Feedback: I am leading on a project which aims to create new training and new tools to help you engage with your feedback, while holding the University to account on ensuring you’re your feedback is of high-quality.
- COVID-19: This year is going to be like no other, but your SU is here to support your education. I am running a program called the Student Digital Champions program to help involve you in decisions around blended learning and make sure that you get the support that you need.
I’ll be working to embed the student voice in University decision-making, improve peer mentoring and scrap the resit fee and resit cap. I will also be campaigning for free education and an end to our current marketised system of Higher Education which saddles students with decades of debt, treating them as consumers instead of active and equal partners in education.
If you have any problems throughout the year or want to find out more about any of my priorities, don’t hesitate to get in touch.