The Students' Union has been named as Students' Union of the Year by the National Centre for Diversity for the 3rd consecutive year.
The Award recognises the work the Union does to advance the principles of FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equalities, Diversity, Inclusivity and Engagement) as both an employer and in the work it does to represent students.
Much of this work is led by student Officers, Reps and society volunteers for the benefit of other students who otherwise may not have a voice at University. Recent projects have included raising support and awareness of issues affecting mental health, running events focussing on the experience of Black students as part of Black History Month and issues around sexual harassment with the NeverOK campaign and making free sanitary products available.
We are really thrilled to receive the award … but we are not complacent and recognise there is always more that we can do to support students. We are now working to develop priorities for the next two years. This will start with surveys where we will be asking for feedback so please keep a look out and share your thoughts.