Our Priority Campaigns for 2021/22

Covid-19 has significantly impacted higher education. Students have had a reduced experience as a result of studying from home, impacting both social and academic aspects. These changes not reflected in students’ fees. However, this is not a recent issue. Students have previously wondered how their money is spent and if they’re getting the most out of £9,250.  

This campaign aims to ensure value for money by seeing your fees. We will listen to the student voice, to ensure satisfaction by exploring how fees are spent, we’ll have the evidence to support change. This will be achieved by:   

  • Hosting a Feedback Fortnight to obtain students’ views on Value for Money.   
  • Lobbying the University to share a breakdown of where students fees go  
  • Supporting NUS and their wider campaigns, such as “Students Deserve Better”.   

The pandemic highlighted the importance of communications to the students, significantly on celebrating the achievements of the student body. This campaign will champion student achievements through improving the communication system between the UoGSU and the university. This will be achieved by:  

  • Develop a productive system of communication between student-led groups, staff and the union to best capture outstanding achievements.  
  • Formulating a social media plan, to showcase these successes in a spotlight week on a monthly basis. This would be in the form of BUCS Scores, charitable achievements to name a few examples. 
  • Expressing the successes of any student or group who have achieved outstanding work, this could be in sports, societies or academics 
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This campaign aims to voice the concerns of students who don’t feel part of the UoG community. We will work to address issues, positively impacting the educational and social environment for marginalised students at UoG. By celebrating the diversity of the student body, we aim to empower and uplift the voices of the university’s multicultural community. This will be achieved by: 

  • Lobby the universities’ catering provider, BaxterStory to offer a better variety of international food as well as working together to run a cultural food day for students 
  • Developing relationships with at least one new local community group per term. This can become a productive space for work to be done on; developing further resources, leading informative sessions, hosting guest speakers and allowing students the opportunity to partake in a wider inclusive community. Local charities and organisations can have an active presence on campus, and be used to signpost students to like-minded local services and charities, which in turn, benefits these student groups.  
  • Lobby the university to provide a list of what training, experience and qualifications the student services team have, in order to help underrepresented students decide who would be most relatable for them to go to for mental health support. 
  • Organise specific focus groups to give minority students space to develop a healthy community, resolve important issues facing their group, and have their voices heard more directly from the Students’ Union. This will form direct and positive change both in the SU and university environments.