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You Said, We Did 2017-18

As PPE students your feedback on your programme is very important to us. We want to work together to make your time at Warwick as good as it can be.

Through mechanisms like the National Student Survey (NSS), SSLC discussions, focus groups, module evaluations and individual conversations your feedback helps us in improving your learning experience.

Please continue to provide feedback to make your PPE degree and community the best it can be. Below are just a few of the changes we have made based on your opinions. You can also view our action plan for how we take action on your feedback this year.

You asked for...

We...

More academic support
  • We have two new academic posts, they are the first new academic posts designed specifically for PPE.
  • A Director of PPE to build on our strategy and curriculum (currently recruiting for 2018)
  • A Director of Student Experience and Progression to support your development, Kirk Surgener who joined PPE in August 2017.
More focus on interdisciplinary topics
  • Your new Year 2 module PPE: Interdisciplinary Topics has just begun, co-taught by tutors in three departments and convened by our DSEP.
  • 2019/20 will have an optional core from across some of the most popular interdisciplinary modules to support their ability to demonstrate cross-disciplinarity of their degree.
  • Helped to support the PPE Society both financially and administratively in their interdisciplinary events like the Symposium.
  • Made the DSEP convenor of the Principles modules to review consistency and support staff effectively
Clarity in expectations and feedback across modules and disciplines
  • Reviewed the curriculum for PH133
  • Year 1 studying PPE workshop with members of the 3 departments to understand the expectations of each department
  • Highlighted marking criteria in all meetings and in the PPE Handbook
Research experience and more support for independent learning
  • Established a Research in PPE conference for students to share their work
  • Continued to provide PPE Research Assistantships and a budget for conference attendance.
  • Encouraged students to access the funding available (e.g. URSS, Lord Rootes) and advertised events (e.g. Philosophy Essay Prize, Sprint, departmental and society events) and conferences (e.g. Carroll Round, UA).
Access to specific publications
  • We have PPE resource budget for materials not otherwise available through departments and asked for SSLC feedback on how this should be used
  • Continued paid student access to the Financial Times online.
Careers events which focus on a variety of pathways
  • We emphasised your access to activities in all three of the departments, as well as PPE-specific events to show all careers.
  • We have funded the PPE Society and suggested similar focus on a range of careers and an alumni event
  • Careers Service have designated PPE drop-ins to the Social Sciences Hub for ease of access.
Continued support for our community
  • Recruited a new set of student ambassadors to support events and build their CV through outreach and admissions events
  • Provided training in working at events and in widening participation
  • Further increased our investment in the PPE Society to support their excellent work.
  • Worked closely with the PPE Society to organise a social and alumni event for students to network.