Since we introduced The Loop last month, we have had loads of responses from students telling us about different aspects of uni life- ranging from course materials and lecturers interest in topics and teaching style, counselling services and the smoking spaces in front of the library, to inclusivity in Brighton and of course transport to and from uni.
One of the positives about The Loop is that you get the chance to tell us about both what works well and what works less well here at Sussex, which means that we are able to get a fuller picture of what it’s really like to be a student at Sussex. Once we have been getting these responses, we have been sending them off to relevant departments at Sussex such as the Library, Counselling, Sussex Estates and Facilities, ITS and Sport as well as every school department, so that they can take on the feedback that you’re giving and try to implement some sort of change or response. An example of this is with the Counselling services. A few weeks back after receiving student feedback on waiting times and appointment slots, Kath Hegarty, Acting Head of Sussex University Counselling Services highlighted that they were aware that there are students struggling with trying to access these services which is worrying, but as a result of this feedback, extra bank staff have been employed to try to meet the waiting list, and the Counselling Services are looking to employ more bank staff to help with this too (read more here).
This change has come about as a response to the feedback this service has received from your comments on The Loop, and hopefully as more students use this, the more change and improvements will be seen at Sussex so do keep submitting these responses here!
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Mon 25 Feb 2019
Elected officers and representatives are elected by you to work within the University and Students' Union to make things better for Sussex students. This could be as part of formal committees, through informal meetings, working on relevant projects and campaigns, and working closely with other officers, members of staff and students.
Thu 14 Feb 2019
Ray Everall, Liam Dewan, Dorian Milburn and Nate Tomkings recently represented Sussex University students as delegates at the NUS Trans Conference 2019, which took place from 30 - 31 January in Manchester.
Fri 08 Feb 2019
Each month your full-time officers get together to look at what comments you have submitted to the Loop over the past month. These are categorised into what is going well, what is going less well, and ideas for improvement. This feedback is acted upon: specific comments are sent to the University to inform their service and to take action if necessary.
Thu 07 Feb 2019
Your elected Officers have been building on their work from last term, progressing their priorities and manifesto points. Here’s a summary of what each Officer has been up to!
Fri 14 Dec 2018
Nominate yourself for Full and Part-Time Officer roles, NUS Delegate and Student Trustee positions until 9am on the 11th of February!
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