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martin marko

postgraduate education

Who you gonna call?

At uea(su), we're always talking to students and delivering feedback to the University about what you want to see change. Last year, through conversations with students, our course reps and the SSLC, we were hearing a lot about unsuitable teaching spaces. A range of issues were reported – from lectures theatres that hadn't got enough seats for everyone, to rooms with a lack of writing surfaces, spaces that were too hot or cold, and AV equipment failures. From these conversations, it seemed that these issues were disproportionately affecting masters students – who are often the last to be timetabled in.

We've fed student concerns back to the University, who have introduced a new way for you to report your concerns. We're really pleased that UEA have listened to student feedback and undertaken some refurbishments over the summer, including improvements to the lecture theatres, creating new teaching rooms and updating projector equipment. However, we want to make sure every teaching space is fit for purpose and get the University to address the widespread issues around teaching and learning space.

UEA want more evidence and feedback from students about the problems you're having so that they can address specific hotspots and get the student perspective on teaching space. This is why I'd like to encourage you to use the new reporting system. If you have an issue with a particular teaching space, you can text the hotline on 07919 540875. In your text, let them know: the room, your course, the time of the class, and the specific issue. 


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