Candidate for the position of Chemistry Undergraduate School Representative

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Patrick Wang

My name is Patrick, and I am a second year student in the Chemical Physics degree programme. Some of you may know me, but most of you won’t have heard of me. As I am somewhat of a reserved person, I have never been one for politics, maybe you are the same, but after witnessing the decline in teaching qualities in the School of Chemistry, I thought something had to be done. If I were to be elected, I will make your voice heard by the school. Even though the school has implemented a weekly Q and A session, they are poorly attended which is a shame, as I feel effective communication is key, especially during these trying times. Perhaps you feel voiceless, I aim to change that. I will work closely with the school and your programme representatives. No matter what you have to say, I am all ears. I will write zealous emails and chase down whomever it is that I need to chase down (virtually, or not) to ensure that your needs are met and your voice is heard. I will make sure you are not the one to bear the burden due to declining teaching quality and increase choices for accessing teaching. I believe that pre-recorded lectures should not act as a replacement to synchronous teaching. Should online teaching continue into the new school year, I will aim to improve the teaching quality (recycling previous year’s media hopper recordings simply isn’t acceptable), and aim to offer more choices to the students. I will make sure YOU feel represented. I aim to increase engagement with those in the school but on alternative degree programmes. For those who are on an interdisciplinary degree with courses being delivered by different schools, I will work with representatives from other schools as well as EUSA’s VP of Education to address your concerns and needs.