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Sreekar Somayajula

Chemical Engineering: Year One Academic Representative

Hi all, Sreekar here, I'll keep this manifesto brief, and just say 3 reasons why you should elect me as one of your Academic Reps.

First of all, I am a very friendly and approachable person, meaning that I will always be ready to hear out suggestions, complaints, and queries about our education. I believe it is very important that a Rep should be easy to see, so you can voice concerns, sooner rather than later.

Secondly, I have many ideas for improving the links between lecturers and students. While we have the lecturer's survey at the end of each term, I believe once every 10 weeks is too few times a year to reflect on how we feel about lecturers. I propose a simple 3 question survey once every 3-4 weeks, meaning if we have issues, such as a lecturer going too fast, or modules being very hard to understand, I can bring it up at the monthly meeting, so we can deal with it quicker.

Finally, I would like to say that I have done my best to get to know our cohort this year, so I can relate to most of your worries, even if I may not have them myself. By talking to most of you over the last 2 weeks, I can definitely say that our year is very friendly, and I found it easy to chat with everyone. So I can say that I am proud to serve as a Rep for our year!