Student Q&A recording - 2 November 2022

10 November 2022


On Wednesday 2 November, we hosted a live Q&A webinar with the Vice-Chancellor, senior University staff and the Brookes Union President. They answered students’ questions about a range of issues relating to the current academic year, aspects of the University and university life.

This was a trial event, with a view to holding semesterly student Q&A webinars with the University’s senior leaders going forward.

Topics covered during the event

TimeQuestion
3:00
Support for students during the cost of living crisis
7:05
Reason for recent bus changes and accessibility on public transport
10:54
Student finance delays
14:04
Sexual Consent Education modules
18:04USB outlets in the John Henry Brookes Building
19:22Making support services easier to access
23:09Making the University more accessible to neurodivergent students, LGBTQIA+ students, students with physical disabilities and students with mental health struggles
27:15Academic attendance and engagement
29:48Bullying and harassment
32:02Brookes catering and green initiatives
35:34Transport for academic field trips
39:07Prioritisation of the University’s budget
43:28Visa enrolment and ID cards
45:13Support and resources for Black students and other ethnic groups at Brookes
47:58Sports culture review and plans to improve behaviour within sports teams
50:22Financial Aid and emergency support
52:12Non-disclosure agreements regarding cases of sexual violence
52:52Publishing of report on conduct cases at Brookes (this is now published)
53:24Student visa attendance requirements
55:01Independent review on high-profile case involving Brookes students

Provide your feedback

Please let us know what you thought about this Q&A event, and tell us how you would like the University to continue to provide and share support with students moving forward.