FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE (FBL): GARETH JONES
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 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.