First place: Lauren Quinn, Level 4 Business
Lauren has been collecting valuable positive and negative feedback since the university moved to remote learning. Positive feedback included some students finding online learning much easier to manage than travelling into uni and back, with recorded voice over lectures allowing students to repeat and pause. More negative feedback centred around communication issues and concerns surrounding assignments. Her feedback on the pace of lectures in Semester A has been acted on meaning that in Semester B this was no longer an issue students were raising with her, showing how she made a fantastic contribution to the learning experience of her peers. She has also utilised social media, been keeping in contact with key staff contacts in her School and feeding back to her SCOs. Additionally, she has been engaging with the student voice team by attending rep development week and submitting to #HertsEmpowerment.
Second place: Pashtana Zormati, Level 6 LMS
In semester B, along with other student reps on her course, she collected feedback from students about the modules being taken, postgraduate studies and the final year project. There was mostly positive feedback but students also suggested improvements for some modules. There was also feedback on sense of community and students reported that they wanted a stronger sense of community. The feedback was collected through questionnaires given out at the end of lectures. During the Programme committee meeting, all the feedback was passed on to staff, leading to a discussion on how the feedback would be acted upon. In order to get a better sense of community it was decided that there should be ways to encourage students to get more involved, such as joining the academic society SoPaSS. By passing on the feedback about a module where students were concerned about how to structure the essays, the lecturer gave students guidance on how to plan each essay question earlier than planned.
Third place: Nikolajis Kozlovs (Business)
(Nominated by Lauren Quinn.) He has been incredibly supportive and engaged throughout the year. He has gone out of his way to help and support students who are struggling.