Democracy Review: One Year On

» 22 May 2017 » No Comments

Last year, the Union passed one of the biggest changes it has ever made at it’s annual AGM in the form of the Democracy Review. This was a seismic shift in the way Union conducts decision-making, ranging from changing from creating ‘policy’ to documents called ‘action plans’, to reorganising the internal structure of the Union […]

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Summer Elections 2017: The Results!

» 12 May 2017 » No Comments

The Summer Elections have drawn to a close after three days of voting. We had a wide variety of roles up for election this time around, ranging from Equality and Diversity Officer, Student Trustee, WSA Committee positions, and Academic Presidents. We also had a newly-created position up for election for the first time: Joint Honours […]

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A busy week in CI: Media Ball Awards, Performing Arts AGM, and more!

» 09 May 2017 » No Comments

Last week saw was a busy one for all things Creative Industries at the Union, with the annual Media Ball and their awards being held on Monday, Performing Arts electing their committee for next year at their AGM on Wednesday, and the Creative Industries Induction on Friday where we gave CI societies the essential information they’ll need […]

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Culture Festival – what a week it’s been!

» 05 May 2017 » No Comments

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of Culture Festival! This week has been full of activities, from Holi on Sunday, to a 5-a-side football tournament on Wednesday, to free food at Avenue, NOC and WSA. What’s even better, it’s not over yet! Tomorrow evening (Saturday 6th May) in the Union Building is […]

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Sports Zone Induction 2017

» 03 May 2017 » No Comments

Sports Zone Induction 2017 On Wednesday 10th May, the Sports Zone Conference will be taking place in Building 42, Students Union – Cube, with registration from 12:30pm in Bar 2. With the event beginning at 1pm. Here we will be giving the new club committees some essential information about the running of their clubs (how to apply […]

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AU Ball – Shortlist

» 03 May 2017 » 2 Comments

Here is the shortlist for the Athletic Union Ball – May 5th 2017. We had some phenomenal applications with incredibly deserving candidates. The shortlist will be presented along with the winners on Friday night. First Year Sportsperson: Catherine Brightwell Gibbons – Mixed & Ladies Lacrosse Stella Polzer – Tennis Club Alice Reed – Trampolining Club […]

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Has your society done something awesome this year?

» 20 March 2017 » No Comments

In what may terrify some of you, we’re now in the final week of the Spring term for the 2016-17 academic year! It might be an opportunity to wind down before you head home for Easter, take a look back at what you’ve achieved over the past term, or maybe even rush to finish off […]

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What’s happening about Sleeping Pods??

» 16 March 2017 » No Comments

Those of you who were at the AGM & Open Council in May last year may recall a policy proposal that mandated the Union to invest in sleeping pods, and place them within the Union building. In case you are interested, the policy is here. The policy was passed by 128 votes to 124, and […]

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Joint-Honours Forum

» 09 March 2017 » No Comments

Last month we hosted a Forum for Joint-Honours Students in the Cube, giving students’ a chance to raise issues and suggestions to a panel comprising University and Union staff. The forum was a really good event, with a lot of conversation bouncing back and forth between the panel and audience, and as a group we […]

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Diversity Fortnight Drop Ins

» 17 February 2017 » No Comments

Do you want an opportunity to give feedback on your university experience? I’m working with the University on two amazing projects – the Student Success Project and Diversity Fortnight. These two are coming together for a series of drop-ins across every campus, aimed at students from a BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) background. We’ll be […]

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