Advocates Meet Vice Chancellor


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Around 30 of the Union's Student Advocates attended a Christmas drinks reception held by the University's Vice Chancellor, Nick Petford, last week.

Held in the Learning Hub, the Advocates were thanked for their contributions to advancing the student voice since the move to Waterside Campus. It also provided them with the opportunity to network and develop relationships with faculty deans.

Gemma Lovegrove, the Students' Union's Vice President: Education, said: “Those students who attended really enjoyed themselves. They appreciated the chance to speak with University staff about various topics, such as opportunities for personal development.

“Several of our cohort were international students, who enjoyed taking photographs of Nick and sending them to family back home. As a result, the Vice Chancellor became somewhat of a celebrity!”

Advocates represent students at both course and faculty level. Their role is to create change by improving the learning experience across campus.

Gemma added: “We are always on the lookout for new Advocates, with nominations open throughout the year. It is a great way to learn transferable skills, become a Changemaker and have a positive impact on the student population.”

For more information, please visit the Advocates page on the Students' Union website.

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