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Upcoming or current consultations:
SU Officer Portfolio Review Consultation
All students are invited to comment on the Studnets' Union's elected officer structure. You can respond to questions and/or join a focus group. The consultation closes on 11 December 2020.
Tell us what UCL education should look like next year
UCL wants to hear what your experiences have been like as they plan for teaching in 2020-21. Please sign up for a student interview.
If you are studying for a professional qualification, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy are interested in gathering your views on the UK’s approach to the recognition of professional qualifications and regulation of professions. You can submit your opinions until 23 October 2020.
The Cabinet Office want to know what you think about their proposals for making online political campaigning more transparent. These proposals will aim to make it compulsory for political parties, campaigners and others to explicitly show who they are when promoting campaign content online. This consultant closes on 4 November 2020.
If you recently worked in health or social care - such as during placement - the Department of Health and Social Care are looking for your views on the bureaucratic processes involved within your role to find out the most common bureaucratic burdens experienced by staff. This consultation closes on 13 September 2020.
City Hall and the Mayor of London want your views on the draft spending plans for 2020/21. This includes planned spending on things like housing, policing, clean air, and communities. The draft plan is based on responses from a survey of Londoners last summer and will be adjusted on the basis of your responses now. You have until 29 January 2020 to have your say in the discussion.
Camden Council are looking for feedback on the planned developments to Euston Station and the surrounding area. Have your say until 17 February 2020.
City Hall and the Met police have announced plans to tackle violent crime in London by launching a new Violence Reduction Unit. It aims to tackle root causes of violent crime, as well as taking weapons off the street. They are now looking for your feedback on these plans.
Camden Council has announced changes in early years services like nurseries and is looking for feedback from Camden residents. Consultation is open until 12 February 2020.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camden Council Consultations
Camden Council consultations can be found here.