Matt Bailey is a third year student whose experience includes three years as Course Representative; contributions to academically centred events; and chairing the Chemistry Academic Society, ChemSoc. He has stated that he is “the clear choice…as I genuinely believe I can make a positive difference to student life in York.”
Bailey is concerned with the impact of departmental budget cuts on the quality of academic degree standards. If elected, he wants to ensure “clarity, transparency and communication” in the academic field, and has based his campaign points on the achievement of this end goal.
Bailey also wishes to improve student employment prospects and clarify the accessibility of various academic resources – such as reading lists and online information about study resources – to both current and prospective students. Bailey proposes to provide this in the written diary form of an Academic Handbook, and has also suggested the implementation of a ‘You Said, We Did’ facility to demonstrate how student feedback is acted upon.