education-tab(1)This election marks the return of the Education Officer following Swaran Singh’s resignation last Summer, and this position has three keen candidates waiting to fill it.

All three candidates pledge to improve communication and personal organisation systems, with timetabling taking precedence. The candidates also pledge to improve employability, with more work placements suggested by Oliver Bell and Dylan Hopkins, and practice interviews suggested by Ilana Cohen.

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Oliver Bell

Oliver is that with a new timetabling system due to roll out, he can organise it well with regular feedback.

He would like to see more commitment on increased study space.

He will help to students to better navigate the library and access resources more easily by providing detailed maps.

Oliver would see the production of a student handbook outlining basic procedures and the role of the Students’ Union.

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Ilana Cohen

Ilana’s manifesto focuses on the standardisation of the university, calling for all college offices to have all day opening hours, and all college administrative staff to boost communication between departments and students.

She would like to see library cards able to be topped up online.

She also calls for improvements to lectures, suggesting that lecturers reading from PowerPoint slides are unacceptable.

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Dylan Hopkins

Dylan would introduce a set of guidelines to address common complaints about lecturers, hoping to make lectures more informative and engaging.

He wants to ensure Swansea defends its tradition of ‘science-based excellence’, whilst still focusing on non-science based subjects.

He advocates extending the library opening hours to 24/7.

He calls for improvements to older lecture spaces and to the extenuating circumstances system, suggesting that this needs streamlining.

He would be available to students in weekly drop-in sessions.

Full manifestos can be accessed here.

By Laurence Atkinson

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