You Said Your Union Did

24th June 2020

You Said Your Union Did

The Students’ Union listens to your feedback and wants to improve your union and university experience! Over the past few months we have been celebrating what the union has changed to represent students and respond to your feedback. Below is a list of the changes the students wanted to see from us and what we have done to enhance their experience. If you would like to tell us how we can improve please email [email protected]

You Said Your Union Did

The SU needs to be more visible so that students can  speak to a member of the team when they require.

Your Union have a new engagement stand on the ground floor of the Learning Hub, where staff and officers will be available between 10am-4pm on weekdays during term-time.

Students want more transparency from the sabbatical officers about their roles and what they do.

Your officers each have their own blog space to update you on their work and areas of interest

PGR Students want better support and representation from the Students' Union

Your Union have introduced new a new PGR specific sabbatical role to start in 2020-21.

Students want a more student-friendly feel in the Engine Shed.

Your Union introduced pool tables, board games and other activities to create a more student-friendly, relaxed atmosphere

Clubs and Societies want a second opportunity to recruit students across the year.

Your Union ran a Refreshers fair in the learning hub for student to talk to groups and find out more about how to get involved.

Students were concerned about paying for their private-rented accommodation during the pandemic.  

We contacted landlords and letting agents explaining two proposals which would support students in this current climate.

Students want more access to their student representatives. 

We reintroduced faculty forums this year for student course advocates, so you can ask questions to your elected faculty advocates


Please keep your eyes peeled on our social media to see more of our 'You Said, Your Union Did' posts and to keep up to date with everything the Students' Union is doing to represent students' academic interests.