VP Education

VP Education

Hi, I'm Troy...

I’m here to represent you in regard to any academic issues whilst helping you to implement changes that are important to your education

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What I'm working on

  • Interviewed, hired and looked after the 2020 Freshers' Team with the other Exec who supported Freshers during both moving in and evening activities, as we held one of the most ambitious Freshers' Weeks in the country.
  • Undergone "Why is it so hard to talk about race?" and "What is racism and how can I be an ally?" workshops alongside the exec as part of NTSU's Black Futures program.
  • Delivering NTSU welcome presentations to current and prospective students and staff, informing them of the vast array of opportunities available.
  • Produced goodie bags for first years in halls, including information regarding our support we offer at NTSU.
  • It restructured the Academic Representation system to have a leadership focus with one undergraduate and one postgraduate per school, excluding Confetti that has one in total.
  • Completed the ARES periodic School Review, which focuses on two aspects. Aspect 1 is the Standards and Quality of management. ARES was commended on. Aspect 2 is the quality and enhancement of student learning opportunities. ARES was complimented on. Overall, it was a very successful assessment of the school.
  • Helped NBS achieve their re-accreditation for EQUIS, which is widely recognised as accreditation for business schools.
  • Successfully organised and completed Enterprise Week with VP Sport.
  • Be transparent to students and staff through termly officer updates to inform our students of what we have been getting up to.
  • Working alongside the Exec with our Students Deserve Better campaign, lobbying both NTU and the government on education, accommodation, and welfare issues.
  • Optimise the new blended approach, so a high standard of teaching and learning is maintained whilst improving student digital capabilities.
  • Work to reduce the BME (Black and Minority Ethnicities) Attainment Gap at NTU.
  • Sitting on the Black Leadership Programmes operation group.
  • Work with VP Opportunities to promote interdisciplinary activities and cross networking throughout each campus and provide sessions that give students flexible skills that prepare them for life after University.
  • Representation as an NUS delegate and attending the upcoming NUS conference.
  • To enhance student finance, with the introduction of budget and financial awareness sessions to aid the transition between Higher and Further Education.
  • Expand employability opportunities, including digital workshops, work experience and internships.