Wake Up and Speak Up!

Are you happy with your education at LUSEM? If you could change one thing, what would it be? I met Martin and Rosanna from the Education Committee, a team of fellow LUSEM students who want to hear your thoughts and opinions in the upcoming Speak Up Days Survey from the 30th of March to the 6th of April. In return, there is coffee, prizes, and the chance to speak up about your experience at the school.

19 members strong and the second biggest committee in LundaEkonomerna, the Education Committee focuses on supporting student welfare and on educational surveillance. Martin is fairly new to his role as Speak Up Days coordinator and is currently studying a bachelor in economics. After discussions with classmates, he felt that there was room for improvements in the delivery of education in the school and is working with the committee to take action on student concerns. 

In the past, the committee listened when students wanted more study spaces, more international-friendly courses, and better access to campus facilities. In response came the learning hub, more courses in English and 24-hour access to LUSEM. Martin stresses that the work of the Education Committee can make such an impact because it is by students and for students.

How then can you get involved in affecting change in LUSEM? Rosanna, who is also a Speak Up Days coordinator and originally from a small village outside Helsingborg, tells me that the committee’s work relies upon engagement from students to determine the most important priorities of focus. This consultation comes in the form of the bi-annual ‘Speak Up Days’ survey. This is your opportunity to affect change in the school by making your voice heard loud and clear!

From the 30th of March to the 6th of April, you will have the opportunity to speak your mind on a range of issues relating to student life. Last time around, the survey queried over 800 opinions on hybrid learning, among a range of other topics, and reported the views to LUSEM: it was clear that students liked the flexibility of hybrid learning but valued on-campus engagement. This semester’s survey will focus on issues such as the renewal of teaching material to make courses more modern, employable, and relevant considering some courses being largely unchanged for over a decade. 

If this is something you can relate to, then be sure to complete the survey when it is released on LundaEkonomerna social media channels on the 30th of March. Alternatively, the education committee will be serving coffee in LUSEM throughout the week. Swing by and you can complete the survey by scanning a QR code.

If affecting change in LUSEM wasn’t enough to convince you, there will be prizes for completing the survey with noise-canceling Bose headphones (worth 3000 SEK) among them. I’d say that’s a pretty good deal for only around 5 minutes of your time.

Our voices as students matter. By engaging with the speak up days survey, the Education Committee can better represent your opinions and the views of your classmates. If you want to see change in LUSEM, it’s time to speak up!

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