Staffordshire University Students' Union news

Who are SUR? | Interview
#WeAreSUR on green corner with photo of formula student racing car and driver

Did you know your University is full of Formula (student) racing drivers?! We speak to the Staffs Uni Racing team

 
2020 Learning and Teaching Commitments - are they right for you?

We want to hear what you think about the University commitments for students in 2020/21!

 
I'm a Masters student/student doing resits and I need the library!
Library photo

Sound like you? We've got an update on library provisions right here to help you out.

 
A newbie on the block...
Image of Vice President Carter Fitzpatrick against a Union Green background

Who is this person running around shouting about they/them pronouns and making big deals out of little things? Well. Let me tell you a little bit about myself...

 
Fundraising Tips from Staffs Uni students

Staffs Uni Cricket Club and students from Vanix Esports have fundraised loads over the summer, here's some of their top tips!

 
Guess Who's back in the House?

I'm a woman, on top of the world
She may look cute, but please don't call her a girl!

 
Face coverings compulsory in Union Shops

Please help us to keep our community safe

 
Becoming a Staffs Uni Alumni
three people at graduation ceremony holding up a photo frame

Information for the Class of 2020 - how to stay in touch

 
Who are your Elected Officers for 2020/21?
An image displaying Connor, Anthony, Carter and Tuesday - your Elected Officer Team for 2020-2021 -

Find out about the 4 students elected to represent your view at Staffordshire University this year.

 
Update: Adobe Suite Access
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An update from Staffs Union President Connor Bayliss on access to the Adobe Suite Software

 
Managing feelings about lockdown easing

These resources from Mind help explain feelings you might have about lockdown easing and how to manage them

 
If you've left any belongings in Halls...

You will have received an email already, but we hope this reassures you

 
Students fundraise for #BlackLivesMatter

From 10th – 13th June streamers took on a 3 day charity stream to raise money for Black Lives Matter causes, combining the passion for equality with a love of games.

 
Our 2020 Student Group Award Winners are...
Student Group of the Year Award Winner Mountaineering

Find out about our incredible award winning Student Groups at Staffs

 
We Need to Talk About Race…

"I was afraid to talk about race. I didn’t feel like it was something that involved me, especially once I was actively aware of my position of privilege as a white person"

 
Student Halls and Community Bubbles

We’ve been asking your thoughts around community bubbles and the University communications - and we look forward to sharing these with the University

 
Yet More Landlords sign up to support Students

More and more GreenPad landlords supporting students!

 
#BlackLivesMatter - Resources for Parents

Resources from a student parent to help support conversations about race with children

 
Do you ever suffer with ‘imposter syndrome’?

#Fempowerment blog by Sara Ellis

 
What is 'White Privilege?

Elected Officer Connor Bayliss explores 'What is 'White Privilege'?

 
Confused about blended learning?

We hope to share the key information and help you understand

 
Deaf Awarness Week

Lets celebrate Deafness, raise awareness of best practice and use the week for demonstrating change and positivity.

 
#BlackLivesMatter

We show solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter cause and those people exercising their right to peacefully protest against injustices around the world.

 
Sara competes in Virtual TT: Isle of Man race

Catch me at the first ever Virtual TT race (if you can!)

 
The 2020 #ProudToBeStaffs Awards winners are...

If you didn't manage to tune into our online Awards Ceremony, check out this article to find out about some incredible people at Staffs.

 
Self-Care and support for Black and POC members

A list of external resources and information around supporting yourself and/or your friends

 
What is Give It A Go?
Give it a Go branding: White background with blue and green illustrations

Jump in, try something different and meet new people at our 'Give it a Go' and taster sessions

 
What are Representative Networks?
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These are groups specifically designed to help represent students of various backgrounds and identities.

 
Tell me about Clubs & Sports Teams

Whether you're already a competing athlete or are looking to try something new, you'll find something for you in our sporting community.

 
Staying safe when you arrive at Staffordshire University
Welcome and Be Safe logo

Some top tips for student safety from Welcome Week and beyond

 
Exceptional Regulations for Exceptional Times

Exceptional regulations - what does this mean for me?

 
Update on University Accommodation

An important update on University Accommodation

 
COVID-19: Campus closures

A note from the University

 
COVID-19: International Students' Advice

UKCISA advice for international students

 
Reporting Hate Crime

Working with the community to stamp out Hate Crime

 
General well-being resources

From the University Well-being pages which also includes external links

 
Student to student support and activities

A list of student to student support available at Staffs

 
Landlords answering our accommodation plea

More GreenPad landlords sign up to support students

 
Students' Union Advice Centre

Our friendly team are here to support and enable you - whatever the issue, whatever you need

 
COVID-19: Student Support and Wellbeing Services

Arrangements from 23rd March 2020

 
COVID-19: London Campus Update

The London Campus of Staffordshire University is now CLOSED until further notice.

 
What Happened at your #BetterStaffs

Find out what was discussed at our latest Better Staffs Forum with big ideas about 'Toilet Twinning', 'Officer Visibility' and a 'Campus Parent Room'

 
SMART for Sustainability

We’re always working to reduce our impact on the planet from the Students’ Union. Here's how.

 
Incredibly Inspirational Mother

#FemPowerment blog by Dr Barbara Emadi-Coffin

 
COVID-19: Important Updates (24th March)

Update of the key services, opening times, availability and useful information.

 
COVID-19: New Academic Regulations and What They Mean for You
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Here's our summary of what students need to know about assessments, exams and progression through your degree.

 
Uni Recycling - what YOU said

Totally Rubbish or Bincredible? We asked students in Halls about on campus recycling!

 
Best Bar None Once Again!

Did you know that our Union Venues have (once again) received Gold Standard ‘Best Bar None’?

 
There's #NoExcuse for Sexual Violence

Working together to tackle sexual violence, hate crime and harrassment

 
Top 10 Wins of your Officer Team

Your Officer Team works hard to make change for you, and achieving 'wins', but what does that actually mean?

 
Proud to be Hog Friendly
Hedgehog in leaves

Proud To Be a Hedgehog Friendly Campus!
Here at Staffs - our students and staff alike have been aiming to help and protect our hedgehogs!

 
Congratulations: Student groups shortlisted for national awards!

Two of our incredible student groups have been shortlisted in the 2020 National Societies and Volunteering Awards

 
Why the conversation on BAME inequality isn't finished yet: Clive Myrie

Honorary graduate of Staffs, Clive Myrie, gave a public lecture on black celebrities using their status to raise awareness of inequality. We think these conversations aren't over yet!

 
Could you be one of our next Student Trustees?

Help shape your Students' Union by becoming one of our Student Trustees for the year ahead.

 
Get to know... Cheerleading!

Get to know the student-led groups at Staffs, this time feat. the Staffordshire Scorpions!

 
Allies Programme
Photo of the LGBT+ Allies

Last week we joined students, staff and friends around the University to launch the new Allies Programme.

 
Campus Walking Maps
walking maps

The University have put together some easy walks to get you active - take a break and enjoy a stroll.

 
PANTS Campaign!

Giving pants to Brighter Futures!

 
There's #NoExcuse for Islamaphobia and hate crime at Staffs

Find out how you can be an #UPSTANDERnotbystander

 
Can You Go A Month Without Plastic?

More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year. Half of it comes from disposable plastics that are only used once before being thrown away.

 
The Great Plastic Pick Up

We're getting involved with the nations biggest litter pick!

 
Eco Ember Refurb

The new look Ember Lounge doesn't just look great, it has some environmental credentials to match

 
Be a Green Heart Champion ??
The Climate Coalition

THE CLIMATE COALITION ARE SHOWING THE LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND LIFE WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

 
We're Switched On To Turning Off - Resource Report
Watts Happening

The 2017/18 utility update is here - and it's more good news!

 
 
SSS 2018 - Your chance to win £200
SSS2018 Win £200 of Vouchers

Complete the SSS2018 and enter the competition to win £200 of supermarket vouchers

 
Reducing our Carbon Emissions With Enterprise
Emission Impossible

With help from Enterprise we've made nearly 3000 miles of driving in to an eco-dream.

 
Hope

#FemPowerment blog by Vice President Anaida Fernando

 
What’s stopping you?

#FemPowerment blog by Vice-Chancellor Liz Barnes CBE

 
The Great Donate 2018

Be part of something big, volunteer with the Great Donate 2018

 
Our Recycling Update
Trash Talk

We're not rubbish at recycling...

 
 
The Winners of our 'Snap for Cash' Competition!
Snap 4 Cash

Our lucky winners bagged themsleves £20 cash after entering our competition.

 
Our Survey Says...
Had your say?

Over 90% of students want action on single use plastic.

 
Sustainable Union: Green Conversations in London
NUS HQ, London

Vice President Sam Pillow travelled to London last week for his quarterly Environmental Sustainability Advisory Board meeting at NUS headquarters. There the group spent the time planning a better involvement with parliament, upcoming sustainability campaigns for national universities to adopt, and a big ask for lecturers.

 
Have a Very Eco Christmas

We Ho-Ho-Hope you have yourself a very merry-environmentally-friendly Christmas. Take a look at these top tips to enjoy yourself without sacrificing the environment too!

 
I never set out to be a leader

#FemPowerment blog by Associate Dean Students in Creative Arts & Engineering

 
Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 - Come on in
Fairtrade Fortnight

From the 26th February to March 11th the Fairtrade Foundation are celebrating ethical trade - Come on in

 
Being a Mum

For me, part of being female is being a mum.

 
National Tree Week

It was Tree-mendous

 
Dr. Bike Returns To Ember Square For 2017-18
Dr Bike

Dr Bike is returning to Ember Square to give your bike a free check-up and offer advice about renting a bike for a year!

 
Attitude change since #MeToo

It became a symbol that women everywhere were not alone and there is always someone there to support you.

 
Circuit Laundry. Time for a #BetterStaffs

Circuit has been an issue for students in accommodation for many years

 
Sustainable Christmas Gifts

We all love to give and receive thoughtful gifts, watching the reactions of loved ones as they open them on Christmas Day. This year, why not give an even more thoughtful gift, something they can keep forever, an experience they will never forget or something that will encourage them to be more eco-conscious.

 
OMG Radio show wins most prestigious student radio award in UK!

Congratulations to "Love, Art & Radio Resistance".

 
The Smart Zone is open!
Staffordshire University logo with Smart Zone logo

See the highlights from the Smart Zone opening in Mellor building!

 
The BAME Attainment Gap | #BlackHistoryMonth

Blog by Staffordshire University Vice Chancellor, Liz Barnes

 
The #BetterStaffs Action Plan | October 2019
The Union logo and #ProudToBeStaffs

You told us your ideas, we listened. Read the next steps.

 
Students who are #ProudToBeBlack
nom and friend

Nom and her flatmate share some traditional family recipes in their kitchen.

 
'Black enough' | #BlackHistoryMonth

"Being black - or being black enough - became a part of my every day, lived experience." Read Leah's story.

 
BHM's Top 12 Must See List!

Do you know your black history? You will by the time you've read and watched all this!

 
Lecturers who are #ProudToBeBlack

Because we believe it's important to see yourself represented in Higher Education.

 
Why Black History Month Matters

Your Union Vice President, Geeta Lal, talks about the importance of Black History Month

 
Top tips for LGBT+ students coming to Staffs!

We asked students who identify as LGBT+ to tell us a bit about how they settled into Uni.

 
#ProudToBeBlack in Biology

Black Staffs students and alumni from the Biology Department share their achievements

 
Can we REALLY achieve Climate Change targets?

Find out how you can help as part of our #SustainableUnion!

 
 
Top tips for keeping your home safe and secure

Find out the best ways to keep your home safe and secure

 
Top tips for walking home and staying safe

Find out the best ways to stay safe when walking home, grabbing a take-away or heading out at night

 
Cop Shop

Helping students feel safe in our community

 
How do I change something at Staffs Uni?

The Students' Union is here to make sure your views and opinions are listened to and acted on during your time at Staffordshire University.

 
I'm feeling lonely, what can I do?

It's common to feel lonely or unsettled when starting at University, this article will reassure you and give you some top tips for coping with loneliness

 
What are my options with changing courses?

Maybe the course wasn't what you were expecting. Our Student Advice Team can help.

 
Want to make a difference?

Volunteer as a Course Rep and make sure the voices of your peers are heard