SpeakEasy events is a chance for students and staff to get together, to share ideas,
to talk about their thoughts about what's happening within the Faculty. For students
it's a chance to talk about what, maybe, extra help they can get from the Faculty. So, it's
a chance for students and staff to come together, share those ideas, talk about how to take
things forward and start to take away some of that isolation students might feel whilst
they're studying. So, a chance for them to meet and also perhaps
to help shape how the Faculty serves its students in the future.
Yes The aim is to take the Faculty round the nations.
Take the Faculty round to meet the students. We are looking at doing a couple of piloting
events. Just to kick things off to see how they work and give students a chance to try
them then feed back to us on how we can improve them.
I think the idea was always that it would be an informal opportunity, wasn't it, for
students to network with each other, but also to talk to people like myself and senior colleagues
in the Faculty to really shape what we do in future, how we might support students,
in the next few years. So it's a good chance to have a conversation.
I think, hopefully, it's something students would enjoy, enjoy meeting other students,
enjoy getting to know senior staff in the Faculty and hopefully being able to feel part
of the FASS community and influencing the future of what we do.
And as it's in the student's local area, it means that we're hoping to bring in some local
staff, as well, from that area, so they may get to meet other staff from their area, for
example Staff tutors and ALs. And again, it's about giving students that sense of 'yes they
may be a t home studying alone but they're not alone there's a wider community out their
supporting them, especially within their Faculty. Well, when the events are ready to be advertised,
and they'll be advertised through the Student Association, so that's oustudents.com, it
will be on their website. We're also going to get it through Social Media. As Faculty
Rep I have my own Facebook page. We will also get it, hopefully onto the module website.
And also FASS, the FASS Facebook page, FASS Social Media will promote it too. We know
the first one is in Edinburgh, don't we, in March so watch out for that.
Okay, so if you're a student based in Scotland, it'd be great to see you in March, hopefully
should be a good kick-off to get these events going, a good chance to meet both local and
Faculty management staff and other students. So, be great to meet you!