Education Officer


My name’s Joe Kennedy and I’m your Education Officer for the year. My job is to give you advice on any issues you’re having with your course and to represent your academic interests on university committees.

If you’re having any issues at all with your course – be it a problem with your lectures or tutorials, you’re not sure if you like your course, you can’t find a room or you’re nervous about exams – just give me a shout; I’m here to help. You can ring, email or call into the office.

I’m also responsible for the class rep system along with the College Reps and Council Chair. Class reps are vital in dealing with any issues you have and representing your views at Student Council. Elections will be taking place over the 8th – 19th of September – don’t be afraid to get involved! It’s a fantastic experience that you’ll get so much out of.

It’s easy to get distracted by clubs and societies when coming to college but at the end of the day you need to remember that you’re here to get an education and the best degree you possibly can. No one here is going to force you to study – it’s up to you. So try to get into good study habits from day one, get a good balance between studying and relaxing and you’ll be fine!

I’m just finished my law degree (time goes by fast kids, enjoy it while you can…) which means I’ve spent the past few on Q+2. I have a favourite chair up there and if I catch you in it upsetting my groove then god help you. I still don’t have a clue what I want to do for a career or even for lunch, so if you have a suggestion for either let me know.

All the best,


Outside of a dog a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read – Groucho Marx.