From Course Rep to Deputy President, Mollie Footitt has played an influential role already with her involvement at De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU). Now in her role, she’s ready to make an even bigger impact and give students the power to make the difference they want to see at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).
“The student voice is vital and I want to amplify that”, said Mollie Footitt as she geared herself up to take control as the academic representative at De Montfort Student’s Union (DSU).
When it comes to passion, there’s not many you who show it more than Mollie and following her involvement over the years on DMU’s Course Rep system, she’s perfectly placed for the job at hand.
And the Psychology BSc (Hons) graduate begins her role at an extremely exciting time following the news that De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has achieved a ‘Gold’ award in the government endorsed Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
With teaching at its best, it’s Mollie’s job to help towards ensuring students are satisfied whilst studying at DMU and in just two week’s time, DMU will find out where they have been ranked in the National Student Survey (NSS).
Not many students know that they can directly influence the quality of teaching, feedback and all the little things which make students comfortable and happy whilst studying here.
The Student Course Rep System is well established and Mollie will work closely with the university and the Student Voice team at DSU, to ensure that this continues to make a positive contribution to students learning and experiences this year and in the years to come.
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Mollie said: “I am going to be running the Course Rep Conference at the beginning of the year and train our new Course Reps to be influential in their roles, be positive about what that want to achieve, listen to their peers and get their point across.
“I and the other executive officers will support them every step of the way and be there to guide them at Faculty Board meetings and push for the positive changes they and their course mates want to see.
“I will listen to all student feedback, take it on board, act up on it and make those significant differences which highlight the success of the system we provide in collaboration with the university.”
And Mollie isn’t short of confidence. “I am pretty confident I can fulfil everything I’ve set out to do if I put my mind to it,” she said.
“I will make the most of this position as it is such an honour to be doing it and representing the students of DMU.”
(Above) A proud Mollie graduating from DMU's Health and Life Science faculty last week.
Mollie follows in the footsteps of last year’s Deputy President Augustus Mbanasor as well as Amie Chapman and Caitlin Bloom who both held the position for two years.
They have all had significant success in their roles, so the pressure is well and truly on for Mollie to deliver. With the impact she has already created, we are pretty sure she won’t disappoint.
Follow Mollie’s time in office on the DSU website and get touch with her on Twitter.
READ MORE: Check out DSU's introduction to their new Deputy President Education here.
Posted on Thursday 27th July 2017