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Upcoming or current consultations: 

Gray’s Inn Road Cycling, Walking & Road Safety Proposals

The Council are consulting on measures to improve conditions for people cycling and walking along Gray’s Inn Road, and to provide wider road safety and public realm benefits.

Road Safety Improvements on Cartwright Gardens

There is a UCL student accommodation building at 1 Cartwright Gardens, with green space opposite it. This area attracts heavy pedestrian and cycling traffic to the street, however there is no footway outside the green space which raises a safety concern. In order to improve access by foot to the green space along this side of the street,  the Council are proposing to create a new 2-metre wide footway and a crossing point for pedestrians crossing between the university building and the entrance to the green space. They are looking for input from all those who would be affected by this.

Improving Camden’s Green Spaces

Over the next month Camden will be asking for feedback from residents, Park Friend’s Groups, Tenant and Resident Associations and partner organisations to hear your ideas and suggestions for investing in the green spaces of Camden. Feedback received will help the Council to develop the improvement plan, alongside assessments of each site which have reviewed their current condition and investment need. 

EURO 2020 Community Events

City Hall wants to involve all Londoners in the celebration of the EURO 2020 tournament, football fans or not. There will be free events across the city and they want all Londoners to help them shape the plans.

Past consultations: 

A New Future for Phineas?

With the recent refurbishment of the Union’s Phineas Third Floor Bar, the Phineas statue has been removed from the bar over the past few months to keep it safe during the building works.The reopening of the bar has led the Union’s sabbatical officers to find out more about the history of Phineas and review whether the current name of the bar should be retained or updated, and if, where and how the statue should be displayed in future. A consultation was held to source views from students on the future of the statue.

Inquiry into the History of Teaching and Research of Eugenics at UCL

All students are invited to participate in research regarding the historical role of UCL in the teaching and research of eugenics, its links to modern day racism and future teaching and research. Participants can take part in an online survey and/or focus groups, where a vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Response to UCL’s Student Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-21

UCL launched a Student Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-2021 which aims to embed a whole-university approach to health and well-being so that students can reach their full potential, be successful and enjoy their time at UCL. In drafting our response, we have consulted our policies, officers’ mandates, and the views of the 40,000 students we represent across UCL

Response to the review of Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF)

TEF is is a national exercise, introduced by the government in England. It assesses excellence in teaching at universities and colleges, and how well they ensure excellent outcomes for their students in terms of graduate-level employment or further study. An independent review of TEF was called this year, which we provided input into.

Response to a consultation from Office for Students on securing student success

The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (HERA) made provision for the establishment of a new regulator – the Office for Students (OfS) – and a new regulatory framework. A consultation went out to set the context for the creation of the OfS and for the proposed regulatory approach, which we responded to.

Response to the UCL Education Strategy Part 1 and Part 2

UCL launched a five-year education strategy in 2016 with an aim to improve education and enhance the student experience. The Union made two responses - one in 2015 and one in 2016 - to represent the views of student representatives across UCL.

Response to NUS on the future of the National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a UK-wide survey, widely recognised as a set of information which can drive and monitor improvement in the student academic experience. A number of years ago, the Higher Education Public Information Steering Group recognised that changes needed to be made to bring the NSS into line with current student trends and needs and we responded to a consultation regarding this.

Camden Council Consultations

Camden Council consultations can be found here