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Emi Dowse

VP Education



I will endeavour to amend the extenuating circumstances policy, making it more inclusive of the underrepresented issues students face. To make these adjustments, I aim to create a tool for students to report difficulties when applying for extenuating circumstances.

I will lobby to incorporate life skills seminars into induction week to help students to adjust smoothly to student life. Students with the relevant life experience will deliver sessions such as ‘how to student’, presenting, budgeting etc.

I will inform academic staff about how the presentation of their lecture materials can hinder learning abilities. I will encourage providing the option of coloured paper for handouts and advise against the use of black text on white backgrounds. Many students are unaware of how colours and presentation influence their ability to process information; I hope to improve this by breaking down learning barriers.


The Role

  • Represent UoP students and lead on campaigns to improve their academic experiences
  • Lead communication with the UoP Faculties, developing relationships and representing students
  • Lead on the development and support of the academic representation system
  • Engage and support academic representatives (such as Course and School Reps) in campaigns to improve the student experience
  • Sit on the UPSU Board of Trustees and ensure that UPSU fulfils the needs of students whilst functioning efficiently as a Charity

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