My name is Charlie Roper, and I’m standing to be your Students’ Union President. I came to UWE to study, but also to meet loads of new people. I’ve loved my experience at UWE, and I want to make sure that every one of you gets the best experience possible.
I want to represent you and your interests to the highest possible standard, by doing the following:
Improve the quality of your education, for the fees you are paying! Flexible timetabling and inspirational classrooms!
Fees have risen to £9000+, and although I do not welcome this, I want to be realistic. I want to make sure the money you are paying for your education, whether it be the old or new fees, should be better invested in you.
I do not want to see simple ‘read from the PowerPoint’ lectures anymore, and I want to address the reduction of contact hours on some courses. You need to be inspired in your classrooms and lectures, and feel empowered to learn! You need more!
Make sure that you know what you are paying for!
Hidden course costs are an issue that affects you. These range from materials for an art course; books for every module; travel to and from University; or even printing costs, which all adds up costing each of us hundreds of pounds a year.
These costs contribute to financial disadvantage and dropouts. I will ensure that the University begins to identify these costs and support is available for you.
Improve your travel to University!
I intend to lobby the University to ensure that parking is improved, and that the costs of parking are affordable for all students.
I will lobby Wessex Red to make sure your journey to University goes as smoothly as it should. We need an affordable and reliable bus service that runs later into the evening.
Furthermore, I will endeavour to promote cycling and sustainability across all campuses!
Develop better communications between your Students’ Union and you ahead of the construction of our new building
Not enough people know what your Union does. I will improve communications through social media and the creation of ‘President Presents’ events across all campuses, supporting and engaging every society, network and sports club we have.
It is important to help you engage with your studies, and give you the university experience you deserve.
YOUR UNION, YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE!