Institute of Education student Emily Crye has been awarded Faculty Rep of the Year at the RUSU (Student Union) Partnership. Emily, a fourth year in Primary Education (Art), was nominated by her peers, with glowing recommendations such as ‘Emily is committed, approachable and full of amazing ideas’, Emily is fantastically proactive’ and ‘She never gives up, which is why she is a great Faculty Rep!’
Faculty Reps are elected students who represent their peers on academic issues in their Faculty. They make sure students in each Faculty are being listened to and receive the best academic experience possible.
Emily says that she’s passionate about the idea of building connections and relations between the London Road and Whiteknights campuses. Her interest in becoming a Faculty Rep sprang from her desire to be involved with change first hand, she explains.
It was this desire for change that also prompted Emily to chop 18 inches off her hair last month to donate to a charity that makes wigs for children who’ve lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment. This fresh, direct attitude has strongly underpinned Emily’s success as a Rep and brought her appreciation and praise from fellow students during her nomination for the award:
‘Emily is a friendly and approachable rep’
‘Emily puts all of our opinion across and she has kept us up to date with the feedback and responses’
‘Emily played a significant role in helping establish the new social space at London Road campus’
‘Emily is fantastically proactive, always attending the meetings that she needs to’
‘She is extremely enthusiastic about giving London Road campus more of a main campus vibe’
‘Emily is committed, approachable and full of amazing ideas. She should have recognition for her hard work and dedication.’
Well done, Emily and many congratulations on your well-deserved recognition!