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Alexander Hedlund

Vice President (Education)

Hi I’m Alexander (or Alex), I’ll be your VP Education for the year ahead. It seems like an eternity since I’ve seen any of you, but I hope to welcome you all back in September. Remember to stay safe and healthy and feel free to contact me at union.vpeducation@hw.ac.uk.

What do I do?

As VP Education my main focus will be on academic issues and representing the views of students to the University to improve the learning and teaching experience.

In my role, I attend a lot of academic University committees, putting forward the views and opinions of students. I will also work and collaborate with my counterparts in Dubai and Malaysia to represent global academic issues.

I work closely with the Academic Coordinator to support and chair Academic Congress as well as regular meetings with School Officers and Class Reps. I take into consideration the issues they raise, and work together to find solutions and present them to the University and other relevant stakeholders to enhance the student experience.

This is a new role for 2020, so I'm excited to help shape it in to something great.

Tell Us About Yourself

I’ve made Education my life for the past 3 years and want to see your experience become the best it can be. I've been the School Officer for Chemistry, and I was the Academic member of the Student Executive Committee before the restructure last year, leading on to last year when I was the Student MP for EPS.

This year, I'm most looking forward to improving the things YOU want to see changed! So get involved with Academic Congress, share your views with your Class Rep or School Officer - or of course, get in touch with me directly.

This year, in particular I want to work on providing a hybrid of online and face-to-face learning - not just for this year, but the future as well. I want to empower you to make your courses what you need them to be whilst working on our Black, Widening Access, Mature Students, Parents and Carers attainment gaps.

Let's Chat...

If you want to chat about my role, or something you think we should be looking at, then here's how you can find me:

Vice President (Education)