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The month of September saw the launch of a brand new University campaign focused on student feedback. The ‘TogetherWe…’ campaign was created in partnership with Undeb Bangor (your Students’ Union) to create a bridge that allows staff and students to work together, creating a better student experience.

The campaign offers a lot of opportunities to give feedback on your course and other aspects of student life. One example is the module evaluation surveys after each semester the results of which are looked at by lecturers, Heads of School, Dean of Colleges and the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning. Meetings are held to discuss the results, and come up with ideas for improvement. On average 100 modules a year are changed as a result of student feedback via the Module Evaluation process.

University Schools also have course representatives that work closely with lecturers on making sure students get the best experience during their time as a student. The ‘TogetherWe…’ campaign, led by the University’s Student Engagement Unit, has a dedicated website, social media, section in MyBangor and noticeboards across campus, which all help to highlight where things been improved because of student feedback.

Some early examples include the newly renovated social learning space on the top floor of Pontio (designed in collaboration with Undeb Bangor), the renovation of the Wheldon lounge, and the Library and Archives Services’ “More Books!” campaign, where students can suggest what books the Library should buy.

Professor Carol Tully, Pro Vice Chancellor for Students said:

“Over the years the University has worked hard to make sure student feedback is at the heart of everything we do. This has included millions of pounds of investment in student facilities such as Canolfan Brailsford; St. Mary’s student village; and teaching facilities, including recent developments like the School of Music refurbishment and the new Sports Science laboratory. Our partnership with Undeb Bangor and the wider student body is critical to our success: by working together we make Bangor University brilliant.”

Connor Savage, Undeb Bangor President, said:

“I’m incredibly proud that Undeb Bangor and Bangor University are running a joint campaign that puts student feedback at the top of the agenda. This isn’t just some students either. Every student, across every campus, can now get involved – shaping their University experience for the better!”

In the coming weeks, the campaign will be popping up around campus to highlight where things have improved because of student feedback. First year students have recently completed the Welcome Week survey and will receive an update detailing how Welcome Week will be made even better next year because of their feedback. Eat Drink Bangor will be hosting some Together We… focus groups (including free food!) so students can share views on campus catering.

There is even merchandise available: burgundy, grey and blue ‘TogetherWe…’ branded t-shirts will soon be on sale in the Academi shop for £5, so you can wear the campaign and spread the message to other students who want a voice.

You can find the campaign on Instagram and Twitter @togetherbangor, or online at togetherwe.bangor.ac.uk

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