8 reasons why you should attend the Vice Chancellor’s Q&A

Christ Church Students’ Union has recently announced that the Vice Chancellor will be holding another Q&A session.

The event will be on Thursday November 1, at room OG46 from 15:00 – 16:30.

You can start submitting your questions by using the hashtag #CCCUasksVC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – or emailing phil@ccsu.co.uk (President of Christ Church Students’ Union).

What did we learn from last year’s Q&A session? 

Let CCSU know you’re coming through the Facebook event.

Here’s why you should attend the annual Vice Chancellor Q&A session:

You’ll get to know who our vice chancellor is

Our vice chancellor is Rama Thirunamachandran. He holds the most senior role out of all the university staff.

Every university will have a vice chancellor, their role is to be the ‘principal academic and administrative officer of the University’.

CCCU’s Vice Chancellor, Rama Thirunamachandran

You can ask a burning question 

Being the most senior staff of Canterbury Christ Church, there won’t be many other opportunities for you to ask him a question directly.

You can ask him anything from his views on free education to his future plans for the university.

A great tool for university transparency

CCCU prides itself for being a ‘transparent’ educational institution.

At this Q&A session, you can put this statement to test by throwing some hard hitting questions at the vice chancellor – and you’ll get an answer from him straight away, face to face.

A great event for heightening democratic principles at CCCU.

You’re paying £9k a year

As a student who hands over a whopping £9,000 per academic year to the university, this is one way to get your value for money.

It’s not everyday that the vice chancellor is willing to put himself in front of students and answer any questions. Take this time to get to know what your university is all about. Is it really worth £9,000 per year?

A way to know how other students feel about the university

This is a fantastic chance to know what your fellow students care about.

They’ll most likely ask questions that you’ve had in your head but never had the opportunity to ask.

You might find that you’ll find someone who shares the same views as you.

You’ll get to know the university’s plans for improvement 

The vice chancellor will usually have a presentation before the Q&A portion of the event starts.

It’s a vital part of getting to know his role in the university. It might even give you ideas about what questions you want to ask him.

A good way to meet people from the university 

Plenty of students attend this event and if you’re there too, most likely you’ll find someone who shares the same interests and passions.

Additionally, there will be a handful of senior management staff present at the event as well as representatives from our students’ union such as our sabbatical presidents.

Because it’s your chance to share your voice as a student 

Last but not least, it’s a great way to get engaged with student voice.

It’s a time where you can share your own concerns or even praise the university.

Give your feedback or ask about how improvements can be made. Ask about progress, ask about student support – or simply share your experiences at Christ Church university with him.

Remember to submit your questions by using #CCCUasksVC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Watch last year’s live stream of the event:
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Claisse Opulencia

Editor-in-Chief of Unified. Claisse is a third year multimedia journalism student at CCCU. Amnesty Media Award Finalist 2018, IRN Awards Runner-up 2018 and nominated for two SPA Awards 2018.

One thought on “8 reasons why you should attend the Vice Chancellor’s Q&A

  • 23/10/2018 at 1:37 pm

    As an ex trustee of CCSU It would be interesting to see why he thinks it’s okay for Christ Church University and Student Union. To let bullying, harassment, and transphobic hate investigations with evidence being pushed under the rug. Especially when they signed a zero tolerance policy.

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