Project Leader: International Student Association
The ISA set up a Language Café allowing students from different nationalities or those who are learning new languages to practice their skills with other learners, native speakers and experts. The café was well attended (with an average of 50 attendees per session over semester 2) and participants gave excellent feedback about how useful and enjoyable the events were. The scheme will be funded by SALC in future years.
Project Leader: Jenny Munden
A feasibility study looking at viable alternatives to Moodle in order to identify ways for the Maths SSLC to better engage with the cohort. The budget was used for focus groups, and the project produced a report summarising recommendations which is being discussed with the SU Representation Team.
Annaleise Depper and James Wilson
A student-led workshop was run to research the cohort’s career interests, with relevant guest speakers then identified and invited. The aim of this project was to explore and deliver different, more sustainable ways of connecting students with organisations and employers and to enable students to shape the type of careers advice they receive.
There were 50 attendees at the career events and student feedback was excellent, describing them as an “eye opening [event] into life after university and the various paths to a desired career” with “experienced guests that have a lot of knowledge”.
Departmental talks were run allowing academics to showcase their research and reignite students’ passion for their subjects, covering the four main research areas in Computer Science: Human Computer Interaction, Mathematical Foundations, Intelligent Systems and Media Technology. There was excellent feedback from attendees, which also identified how useful it would be to run similar events in other departments.