Name:

Gareth Jones

Role:

Faculty Association Representative for Business and Law

What this role involves:

Communicating with students from within the faculty and representing their voice in discussions with faculty members.

What you've studied and are studying at the OU:

I have just finished level 2 law (w202 and w203) and will be starting w302 in September 2020

Why you decided to volunteer (and any previous volunteering experience with the Association):

I have previously been a Central Committee Representative for the Students Association at the Law Board of Studies and have really enjoyed the role, and the impact it has. I wanted to increase the scope of my involvement and take on bigger challenges, as I really believe that our voice makes a difference, and I wanted to play a bigger part in making sure our voice was heard.

Summary of what you want to do in your role during the August 2020 – July 2022 term:

I want to increase the amount of engagement between the faculty and its students. This includes students being involved in more areas, with a wider, move diverse, range of students feeling able to contribute.

I would also like to play a part in improving the relationship between students and the Students Association. I feel that this relationship is underutilised and often misunderstood and would like to address any issues the students feel they have with the Students Association, resulting in a more open and engaging relationship.

Any other interests you'd like to share:

I am a big F1, NFL and rugby fan.

I am a big reader of biographies, particular of people from sports or politics.

Social: Twitter

Email: gareth.jones1[at]open.ac.uk