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President: Education

Georgios Chnarakis

The role of President: Education is to be the lead officer for students on educational policy development. They ensure students get the highest academic quality in areas including teaching, feedback and assessment and timetabling. They will campaign to improve education issues in the University and be the lead officer on all academic projects.

Education has helped me acquire knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. It has helped me become a better individual and the chance to gain experience in various fields and this is the reason I put myself forward. I want to help students the way I was helped at the University of Sunderland. 

I want to see students engaging with the Student Union and the University in general a lot more than they did the past years. Attending a Uni is not only attending the classes, completing assignments and writing exams! It’s a life changing experience that students should take advantage of while they are here.

  • Improving access to high quality IT equipment on campus in libraries and ensuring students are able to buy IT equipment at a fair price
  • Tackle attainment gap issues for under-represented students including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic
  • Improving timetables for students so they can balance their study and other commitments 
  • Improving study skills so students can get their work proof read and be given feedback on grammer/structure
  • Developed the Harvard referencing guide based on our University's requirements (https://www.sunderlandsu.co.uk/campaigns/write-cite)
  • Contributed to the Special Regulation and January 2021 Regulations consultation processes
  • Acted as a point of contact for the University and the students to respond to queries and answer feedback and supported students in Student Casework Panels (disciplinary, complaint, appeal)
  • Attended the Global Education Forum in November, where myself and academic staff answered questions asked by a record number of people who are interested in studying at the University of Sunderland
  • Involved in discussions and promoted various SU events and activities (e.g Black History Month, Course Rep and part-time officer elections)
  • Represented students at the University's Board of Governors and at the Academic Board
  • Delivered inductions to new and returning students
  • Appointed new school coordinators

Last summer I jumped from the highest commercial decelerator descent facility, which is SkyJump Las Vegas at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, measuring 829ft (252m) in Las Vegas, Nevada at speeds topping 40mp/h (64km/h). Something I’d definitely do again and I would strongly recommend this jump to everyone!

Get in touch with me:
e: georgios.chnarakis@sunderland.ac.uk
t: (0191) 515 3599