We should let Joint Honours students choose which school they graduate with

Passed: May 2019 (14th)

What do you want? / Why do you want it?

I would like Joint Honours students to be able to choose which school they graduate with from their course. I am a final year Joint Honours English and Music student. My parent school is English and therefore I have to graduate with the school of English at the moment. However, I spend most my time in Music, have been really involved in the ensembles, I was the leader of the School of Music orchestra this year and I am also a School of Music representative for open days. I have a lot of friends in Music so when I got told I cannot graduate with Music I was very disheartened. I think students should be able to choose which school they graduate with as being a joint honours student it is hard to feel a sense of belonging. Therefore being able to choose who they graduate with would give them that sense of belonging to whichever school they have spent more time in or feel more connected with.

English is such a big school of over 200 people in the year, therefore, it is hard to make friends so if I have to graduate with English I won’t be able to graduate with many people I know. I am heavily involved with the School of Music, I am part of Luums and I was the Musical Director of Stage Musicals Society In the Heights. I feel I have contributed a lot to the School of Music and the performance/music societies that it would be a real shame for me not to be able to graduate with Music. I hope you consider my request as I’m sure many Joint Honours students feel the same way. If this could even change for next year it would be great for future students.

Expires: May 2022 (14th)

Submitted By: Clara Coslett

Officer: Education

Area of Work: Education Service Provision

Updates

June 2020: Unfortunately there are no major updates to this work over the summer as a result of lots of LUU staff being furloughed (ongoing), as well as the LUU building and campus being closed. As staff return to work and the new Officer team settle into their roles this will be picked up again.

October 2019: No progress as yet, but Abiha, Education Officer, has ambitious plans in this area. Has been talking to LUU's Chief Exec about it - will be housed in her objectives so will be a priority.

May 2019: New Policy