Sue Huzar and the Student Reps at the Students' Union Awards evening 2017.
News, Events and Achievements
Student Experience Services Team
- Sue Huzar (Student Experience Officer) Sue.Huzar@manchester.ac.uk 0161-306-6464
This role is responsible for all events associated with the UG/PG student journey including, Welcome Week, Inductions, Wellbeing events for the Exams period and Graduation celebration events. This role is also responsible for any projects and events related to the PASS scheme, careers and employability. Organises and facilitates informal monthly student rep meetings across all years (UG/PG) and any matters related to the student experience, including the circulation of the weekly news email to all students. This role also oversees the communication of NSS, PRES and PTES student surveys.
- Sally Brown (Student Experience Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org 0161-275-7314
This role is responsible for the day-to-day management and business processes of the Recruitment and Admissions Team, the Teaching and Learning Teams (UG/PG/Student Support) and the CDT NOWNANO Manager. The post oversees the administrative management of the student journey from enquiry through to graduation in the School of Physics and Astronomy. Strategic planning, internal and external reviews, Academic Misconduct cases, data reporting and analysis are also key to this role.
Student Experience Services
Student Experience covers all aspects of student life from recruitment to graduation and the journey in between. The main areas where we offer support are summarised below:
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
These are informal group discussions for all first years to discuss both course material and social aspects of university life. PASS Leaders (second or third year students) are assigned to each group to mediate discussion and offer advice and input. PHYSICS PASS
For further information please visit the PASS website http://www.peersupport.manchester.ac.uk/
Working with the Faculty Careers office, we arrange 1-1 appointments with a Careers Consultant to provide advice on CV writing, interview techniques, personal statements and job applications. We run joint events such as ‘Meet the Professionals’, Careers Fairs and joint Careers and Alumni events.
As a student studying with the School of Physics and Astronomy, we would encourage you to build on skills in order to develop your employability. These can include but are not limited to the following;
- Transferable skills and Soft skills; technical writing, presenting and networking
- Outreach and public engagement with Schools and Colleges http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/outreach/
- Masters and PhD study at Manchester; take advantage of the funding opportunities http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/ as well as PG Loans for both Masters and PhD study.
- Summer and Professional Placement opportunities for students http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/industry/recruitment-and-employability/
- Change into a Star with Stellify http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/experience/stellify/ access to societies, internships, volunteering and start up business ideas.
Student Engagement and Interaction
To enhance student engagement and interaction, we hold a wide range of events associated with the UG/PG student journey including, Welcome Week, Inductions, Wellbeing events for the Exams period and Graduation celebration events. To keep our students informed of events, job opportunities, placements, funding and careers activities, we circulate a weekly news email to all students.
To ensure our students get the best student experience whilst here in the School of Physics & Astronomy, we arrange “relaxation events” during the exam periods to help alleviate stress and provide some “down time” for our students. Such events are proven to help with physical health, performance at study and general quality of life.
To ensure the student voice is heard and appropriate feedback obtained, we hold informal monthly meetings with the Undergraduate and Postgraduate reps who are elected across all years. Student reps also sit on a number of Teaching Committees which are held at the end of each semester to facilitate communications between staff and students.
Student feedback is also provided via student surveys online and we encourage you to take part in these when you are invited to do so.
More news etc...
Please see our Student Experience News, Events and Achievements page for further information