The Loughborough Student Charter, 2011-2012, was created earlier this year with the input of staff, students and student representatives from across campus. Signed by both Professor Shirley Pearce, the Vice Chancellor, and Rebecca Bridger, the Loughborough Students’ Union President, this document exemplifies the sense of partnership that exists here at Loughborough University. In addition to being available in leaflet and poster form, it is also now located at www.lboro.ac.uk/studentcharter.
As the VC and LSU President note, the University Library is one of the exceptional resources that support students in their time at Loughborough. Indeed, as the document itself says, the institution commits itself to enhancing the student experience by continuing to invest in learning resources such as this, while it also adds that the students will undertake to make full and proper use of this and similar services.
Developed with Loughborough Students’ Union, this document will be reviewed annually by the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee. It is based upon the work of the Student Charter Group, which was chaired by the National Union of Students and Universities UK, with Department of Business, Innovation & Skills support.
Currently in a dissemination phase, it will be evaluated during the course of this academic year, before being reviewed ahead of 2012-13. Feedback to either Dr Maurice FitzGerald (Quality Enhancement Officer, Teaching Centre) – email firstname.lastname@example.org – or to Jayde Savage, Vice President (Education), Loughborough Students’ Union – email email@example.com – is very welcome.
This resource was funded through the Loughborough University Development Trust. The trust exists to support the University in giving students an outstanding quality of educational experience. It raises funds from former students and other friends of the University. Their generosity has made this support possible.