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Covid Listening Project

What is the Covid Listening Project?

We know that this year has been difficult for everyone and we want to ensure we can continue to represent your voices to the university for the remainder of this term and into the next.

The Covid Listening Project is how we plan to do this. In a year where there seems to be a new announcement every day, we want to be on the ball, making sure we can respond to changes as quickly as possible.

Whilst being quick in our responses we also want to ensure that whatever we say captures your voices and opinions; we exist to fight for the rights of students after all!

 

How to Get Involved

 

Sign the Petition

If you are short on time but still want to get involved, don’t worry – it takes 1 minute to sign NUS Students’ Deserve Better petition and put your support behind getting better support for students

Sign Here 

 

Share the Petition

Got an extra couple of minutes, then share the link to the petition in all your group chats and get all your mates to sign it too.

 

Write to Your MP

If you want to do even more, you can write to your local MP. Use our template to tell them about your experiences of university this year and ask them to attend the debate on the tuition fee refunds on November 16th in parliament, in support of the campaign.

If you aren’t sure who your MP is or how to reach them, you can find out the details here, just enter your postcode! https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP

Template Letter

 

Talk to Us

Over the next few weeks your Officer Team want to hear about your experiences of the last 3 months, and to do so we are running 4 listening sessions between now and the Christmas Break.

There will be no set agendas, no preconceived views, these spaces are designed to listen to your ideas and opinions 100%.

To ensure we can cover as much feedback as possible, each session will have a slightly different focus. Come along to every session or just come along to the ones you are most interested in.

There’s no need to sign up beforehand & there is no limit to how many people can attend.

So, bring your ideas, opinions, concerns and questions…we are ready to listen!

 

  • Placements and Practical Skill sessions – one for those students who have placement requirements as part of your course or for those who have large elements of practical learning as part of your degree. What impact has a move to a mainly online learning environment had on your experience, what access have you had this year to specialist spaces and equipment? - we want to hear about your experiences so far and any changes you’d like to see. 

The placements & practical skill sessions listening space will take place on Wednesday 18th November from 4pm-5pm

 Simply click on this link on the day to take part.

 

  • Quality of Teaching – this session will be all about the teaching, online vs face to face, engaging or not, interactive or not holding your attention – we want to hear about your experiences so far and what you think would make the quality of your teaching even better moving into the next semester.

The Quality of Teaching listening space will take place on Thursday 26th November from 11am-12 noon  

Simply click on this link on the day to take part.

 

  • Access to on-campus spaces; study spaces & tech support – this session is focused on hearing your thoughts on what its been like to study with limited access to campus, your experiences of studying from home, tech issues, poor wifi, lack of access to study spaces and everything in between - we want to hear about your experiences so far and any changes you’d like to see. 

The Access to on-campus spaces; study spaces & tech support listening space will take place on Monday 30th November from 10am -11am  

Simply click on this link on the day to take part.

 

  • Wellbeing and Sense of Belonging – we all know that Covid is affecting wellbeing and mental health across the board, so not only are we keen to hear about how this has impacted you but also what more could be done to offer help and support in this area. Do you believe the support in this area goes far enough, what things have you found particularly difficult, have you got ideas about other support you’d like to see offered next semester?

The Wellbeing & Sense of Belonging listening space will take place on Monday 7th December from 4pm-5pm. 

Please fill out the Sign Up Form to register your attendance for the session. 

Simply click on this link on the day to take part.