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Make Your Change

The Students’ Union is a student-led charity – we focus on supporting you, bringing people together, representing your academic interests, and making opportunities to get involved. We’re led by a team the student Sabbatical Officers (Sabbs) that you elect each year. Megan SimmonsVP Voice James BarlowVP Activity Ajay AjimobiPresident Nat Nelson-WilliamsVP Community Leri FrancisVP Support…

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Black History Month

October is Black History Month – Celebrate with us.  Black History Month runs throughout October and recognises the contribution of Black people and culture to the history and the future of our society.  At the Students’ Union, we know it’s important to celebrate Black culture throughout the year, and we want to join our Afro-Caribbean…

How to effectively report back

So now we have covered the importance of reporting back, so how is this done best? Remember, your role involves closing the feedback loop and really ensuring that the cohort you represent are well-informed and feel their opinions and perspectives have been heard. Whenever something is acted upon or changed, keep the cohort in the loop…

Reporting Back

We’ll look now at some of the ways you can share what you’ve been up to, both with your cohort and us here at the Union. We’ll also touch on some of the initiatives we have in place to celebrate you for your achievements and hard work! Why is reporting back important? As representatives, your…

The ABCD of Effective Feedback

When you get feedback from your peers, some of it will be negative feedback that you’ll then have to communicate to the University. Can you present negative feedback in a professional way? Absolutely – if you stick to these guidelines. It’s important to remember that staff care about your education or research, and a relationship based…

Where to Raise Issues

Sometimes when you receive student feedback, it’s challenging to know the best course of action for how to get the issue resolved, or how to pass the feedback on to the University. We’ve prepped some examples to help you with figuring that out! If the issue immediately needs fixing: like a problem with resourses or…

Representing Students

We’re now going to focus on how to represent effectively. With a solid foundation of student opinion to support you, and the important skills that we’ll discuss next, you will be an effective Course Rep and a well-respected member of your department. What makes an effective Rep? Always bear in mind that finding solutions to…