Student participation is key to the project we call university. Students are not consumers who simply hand over a sum of money at the start of a three-year engagement, and receive a piece of paper in return. University is not that detached, transactional consumption. University is a community of scholars and students who, together, explore, build, engage, and try to gain a better understanding of the world and of what it means to be responsible participants in it. Over the course of a three year commitment to QMUL, students as well as the university owe each other active engagement to make this project work. It is key to listen to students’ experiences and expectations to make this work effectively. But students have not always been listened to in good faith.
There are many offices across the university who should listen to and engage with students. We have a couple of template to reach out to them.
- Email template to call on the Principal to use his position in the UUK to come to an agreement on pay and workload.
- Guide to formal complaints
- More soon!