Staff Student Rep Meeting – Wednesday 9th February 2022

Staff Student Rep Meeting – Wednesday 9th February 2022

In attendance: Bjoern Franke, Director of Teaching, Neil Heatley Head of Student Services, Lisa Branney Student Support Officer, Michelle Bain ITO, Kendal Reid ITO


No Reps in attendance.


IADS there are lots of mistakes in the algorithm lectures slides, these are then corrected in the tutorials.

*Action Bjoern to talk to the lectuers*

SEPP the lectures will remain online, it is too late for this to change as the decision was made back in October and it is too late to try and find on campus locations.


ADS still has no Piazza page.

*Action Bjoern*

CS the lecture recordings have long pauses in them.


The Security lab on level 5, is only for use for students who are taking Security courses, although the lab isn’t used a lot, the machines are not on a normal network and it is specialised equipment and a reserved space for Security.

Neil mentioned that as no students are using the QR Codes to check in according to the data, no check-in means no students are in the building, hence no extra space is required.  If students are not wearing masks in the study spaces the building it will go back to a 6pm closure.

UG4 Project Piazza page questions on it have not being answered for the last couple of months!

*Action Bjoern*


Dissertation would it be possible to get reviews on supervisors, it was suggested that students could talk to fellow students who are in contact with certain supervisors and ask them for their opinion.  The students reported that some supervisors have still not marked them as suitable or not suitable.

It was reported that some supervisors are taking a long time to respond, which the students are ending up applying for more projects than necessary.

*Action Neil to email Project Supervisors*

DMPT the tags to are reported to be very slow up upload.


Due to the oncoming Strike action students were asking if they will be told what is examinable, Bjoern explained that the although the Strike is there to cause disruption anything not taught won’t be examined.

LT4 and Level 9 are reported to be AT is cold.

Two of the lifts in AT were out of order on Friday, the middle one is waiting on a part.

Could more desk cleaning spray be made available in the Labs?

*Action Kendal*

The microphone in LT5 keeps cutting off.

*Action ITO*

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