Matt Blazewicz

Candidate for Vice President Education and Democracy

  • Raise the awareness of what the university has to offer.
  • Stronger focus on societies that enhance personal development.
  • Digitize more course collections + improve access to academic journals.
  • More personalised feedback hours after essay or report submission.
  • Closer monitoring of room bookings and study spaces.

Why Me?

📌 Being at Southampton Uni for 5 years now (Ex-History student + Year Abroad and now Postgrad) I have seen a big chunk of what this university has to offer. Unfortunately, many students loose out on these as they are not widely communicated. I am here to change that.

Remember that Southampton Uni and SUSU are there for you, not the opposite!

Why vote for me?

📌 Being at Southampton Uni for 5 years now (Ex-History student + Year Abroad and now Postgrad) I have seen a big chunk of what this university has to offer. Unfortunately, many students loose out on these as they are not widely communicated. I am here to change that.

Remember that Southampton Uni and SUSU are there for you, not the opposite!

📜 Opportunity is love, access is life 📜

Let’s be real, I can promise you the world but that’s not going to happen. Here are 10 commandments which I want work on:

  • Increase the awareness of what the university has to offer. Information about programmes such as: Spark India, Catalyst Programme, Hackaton, APM Challenge, Learning on Screen (BoB), LinkedIn Learning and others should be clearly communicated to give students a chance to use or take part in them.
  • Stronger focus on societies that enhance personal development such as Fish on Toast, Enactus, AIESEC, Debating Society, Model UN and diverse charities as well as their activities.
  • Holding SUSU accountable and more aware of student opinions through surveys on MySouthampton app and discounts for taking part in the decision making.
  • Communication on portals different to Facebook such as WeChat to make sure it reaches all our students.
  • Access to a greater number of online academic journals such as on JSTOR.
  • Digitize more course collections to improve accessibility.
  • More personalised feedback hours after essay or report submission. Campaigning for more time spent with lecturers to get better results.
  • Closer monitoring of room bookings and study spaces as some students fail to show up blocking others from studying.
  • Create a committee of presidents of international societies to better understand their respective needs.
  • Better connection between international societies through more ‘International Parties’, Global Village and events of similar nature.

There are a few more with regards to 🖨️ cost of printing and ⏳ special considerations issues, which I will attempt, but this will depend on the response of the university as an entity.

📜 Let’s make SUSU more relatable and more accountable! 📜

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