Vice President Graduates

Lauren Bolz

VP Graduates

Lauren's Manifesto

Quick Facts

College: Worcester College

Course: MSc Education (Higher Education)

Year of Study: First

About me

Hi everyone! I'm Lauren (she/her), an international student from the MSc in Higher Education.?

As VP Graduates,?it’s my job to represent?postgraduate students, international students, mature students, part-time students, student parents and student carers. This means that I’ll be spending the year working?alongside the university and my fellow sabbatical officers?to ensure that these student groups are taken into consideration when decisions are made and lobbying for the type of change that will improve their student experience. To do this, I plan to focus on strengthening our intercollegiate communities, improving the support structures available to us and campaigning for a more inclusive Oxford experience.

Some of my priorities for this year are:

  • Creating more university-wide graduate events, particularly between terms

  • Broadening the information available to current and prospective graduate students about colleges and their graduate communities

  • Spurring more conversations about mental health and improving mental health provisions for graduate students

  • Improving the accessibility of the services available to?part-time students, mature students, student parents?and student carers

  • Lobbying for greater diversity in curriculum and assessment design

  • Furthering the international student peer mentorship program and improving international student orientation

  • Pushing for a streamlined funding and decision timeline for graduate courses

Please get in touch if you have any ideas, concerns or questions!

Lauren's Blog

Covid-19 Hardship Fund Update

COVID-19 Hardship Fund Update

As a follow up to my post about funding options for students facing rent increases, council tax and continuation fees, I wanted to direct everyone to

Tue 27 Oct 2020
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PGR Fees & Funding Updates

Over the past few months, the Sabb team and I have been lobbying the University to secure fee and hardship support for affected students. Here are som

Thu 03 Sep 2020