Simon Felton - The Year Ahead

The NPC is a charity with the aim of advancing in the public interest the education of postgraduate students in the United Kingdom and I want to ensure that our voice continues to be heard over the coming year. The NPC has achieved notable success in helping to abolish the Visitor system for appeals and working with the QAA on research student guidelines and it is this success I want to build on working with our partners to fight visa appeals, PGCE fees and for fairer Postgraduate Funding. I am looking forward to a busy and hopefully successful year continuing working on Regional Development Agencies supporting postgraduate funding, freedom of academic debate, and continuing to support research students with supervisor issues. I have already been working with the QAA on Assessment guidelines and will be working with partners such as UUK and UKCGE to ensure that we enhance the student experience. The NPC is a valuable support for unions, associations and students but we need your support and your views. I am most looking forward to meeting postgraduate students and ensuring the NPC can help with other bodies to enhance the student experience for them.