On Saturday 7 October the Association's Student Leadership Team (SLT), a team of students who oversee various aspects of the Association promoting your interests, met to discuss all things OU Students.
During September there had been a co-option for nine SLT roles with eight being successfully filled! This was their first experience of an SLT meeting and gave them the opportunity to meet the team and learn about ongoing and upcoming projects.
We are very pleased to welcome our newest members of the SLT to the meeting today 🤩 You can learn more about them here: Eight new leaders join the Student Leadership Team (https://t.co/8S2RwFFPUs)
The Association has three support groups for students with protected characteristics, and members of the Disabled Students and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Groups joined the meeting to update the team on upcoming projects and the successes of the DSG Freshers event.
The development of a Student Issues page led the next round of discussions. Focusing on accessing tutorials with your own tutor, incorrect module descriptions and last minute changes to assignments, the SLT have developed plans of action for each area.
A new webpage will be created with tips and tricks on handling tutorials, plus further discussions will be had around modules and their descriptions between SLT members and the OU.
🗣️A set of actions have been set to improve the issue of incorrect module descriptions. We are listening to you and taking action! 🙌
There were big moves towards succeeding with the campaigns, plans and content made a priority by the SLT earlier on in their term. There are four priority areas that guide the work of the SLT throughout their two year term.
From a new EDI newsletter to Association awareness, tutor and volunteer recognition and even a new chat platform for students, there's plenty of key areas for the SLT to get stuck in with, and these meetings allow another platform for them to get together and get involved with areas they are passionate about.
Next up is a discussion surrounding the priority areas:
– aims and goals surrounding each priority area have been set ✅
– an SLT member has been assigned to take action on each goal ✅
– work on achieving the goals is now underway 🥳
All of our student leaders work towards bi-monthly reports that give you a full round-up of the work they're doing. You can check all of them out on the Association's website!
Every Student Leadership Team meeting is reported on live throughout the sessions. Follow us on X (Twitter) to keep up-to-date with what's happening in the SLT sphere and beyond!