Benjamen Mansell

My role:

Faculty Association Representative Business & Law (FBL). Communicating with students from within the faculty, and representing their voice in discussions with faculty members.

My priorities for this term:

To communicate as widely as possible with all students to maintain an up-to-date awareness of issues facing students. To increase engagement and develop feedback-led strategies and initiatives to improve the student experience.

What I’ve been up to and what I’m currently working on:

I’ve recently attended the CEC weekend at Milton Keynes, and have started to network with OU staff and other members of the Student Leadership team across all faculties. I undertaken weekly training and a detailed handover process from the previous Representative. We have been working on the strategic priorities of the Student Association, and developing some exciting new projects to increase engagement and collaboration between faculties, and to improve student experience.

What I’m studying:

I am currently studying W330 (European Union Law) and W302 (Equity, Trusts and Land) which makes up my final credits to complete my LLB.

What I do when I’m not studying:

When not studying, I am usually out in the Welsh countryside or spending time with my three children. I also work full-time around my studies, and have other voluntary roles in governance.

My top study tips:

Always try and stay a little bit ahead of your study planner to allow for unforeseen events, attend as many tutorials as you can, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Where to find me:


Twitter: @OpenBusinessLaw

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