Zoe Backhouse - Undergraduate Education Officer
Hi, I’m Zoe Backhouse, and I’m the Undergraduate Education Officer at Bristol SU. I lead on Undergraduates’ academic needs, which covers things like curriculum, assessment and course costs, as well as mental health, identity and access to education.
A fun fact about me is that I am only a second year Undergraduate. I have taken a year out of my Liberal Arts degree to do this role, but will be heading off on my year abroad come September 2017. I am also a passionate dog lover and am investigating multiple ways to sneak my dachshund into the office. If you ever want to talk about dogs (cats are cool too), feel free to message me.
I was passionate to run for Undergraduate Education Officer because of the dramatic changes that are happening to Higher Education this year, including rising tuition fees. This led me to base my manifesto on free education, a liberated curriculum and students’ mental health as a priority in any changes to UG education.
I aim to: