Staffordshire University Students' Union news

Join the University Challenge Team

Find out how you can Be Part of the University Challenge team for 2019!

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!

#WorldMentalHealthDay 2018 at Staffs
Image of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Month branding - blue/green background with head shape crea

Highlights from and key parts of the day.

Student Hub Workshop: What happened?

Read up on how progress is going with the University's new Student Hub!

Staffs Growing Concern: Celebrating National Allotment Week!
Growing concern leader Katherine looking at runner beans

We catch up with gardening society, Growing Concern, for National Allotment Week.

Staffs Students' Union EXCELLENT in Sustainability!
Sustainable Union infographic

Your Students' Union has achieved EXCELLENT in NUS' Green Impact award.

Formula Staffs BREAKTHROUGH AWARD at Silverstone!
Formula staffs students

We caught up with Tom Brookes from Formula Staffs to find out what 'Formula Staffs' is all about!

My Top 3 UK Theme Parks
Roller Coaster Image

It's high summer, so as a 'coaster lover, here's my Top 3 Theme Parks

Your Students’ Union venues are ‘Best Bar None’ GOLD!

We've won a ‘Best Bar None’ Gold Accredited Award!

Huge success at #TheGreatDonate 2018!

12 bags of duvets, 11 crates of food, 5 bags of bedding and 5 boxes of cleaning products...

Keeping your data safe - GDPR

Take a look at our GDP-aRticle for an exciting GDPR update

Tash's Top Tips for dealing with stress

5 top tips from Vice-President Tash Crump to help with stress levels this Mental Health Awareness Week

Proud to be Staffs - Student Experience Awards

Thanks to all the fantastic staff and Student Groups who help make an incredible experience here at Staffordshire University

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


Go Green Week Recap
Go Green Week Recap

A recap of what happened during our Go Green Week campaign this year

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.

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.

What is 'For our Future's Sake'?

For our Future's Sake, otherwise known as 'FFS' is a movement of young people and students pushing for a people's vote on the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union.

The Student Hub Values Workshop

Read about the student consultation on the new Student Hub.

Staffordshire Scarlettes National Championship Win!
Cheerleaders pre-Routine 'Prayer Circle' warm up

The Scarlettes brand new hip hop dance team took home a 1st place trophy and a Grand Champions National title for Staffordshire University!

Our Survey Says...
Had your say?

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

Your new Officer team is...

After over 2,000 of you voted in this years Leadership Race (which we can't thank you enough for!) today is the day that we find out who you've elected to run the Students' Union for the next academic year.

Staffs Women's Football Club Clinch League Title

Staffs Women's Football Club clinched the BUCS Football 2017-18 Midlands 4A Division Title on Wednesday with an emphatic win over Nottingham Trent.

Your 2018-19 Candidates

A number of students are campaigning for your vote in the Leadership Race, each with varying policies to show you why they should be elected as a Full Time Officer. We've selected just a few of their key campaigns, but will provide links to their full manifestos so you can get a deeper insight into who you're voting for.

The Student Members Meeting 2018

On Wednesday 7th March, the Students' Union held its first Student Members Meeting - a change to the annual AGM of yesteryear.

Fundraising for Sepsis UK in the name of Dylan Day

On Saturday 20th January, a young 12-year-old boy called Dylan Day sadly passed away after just a few days of illness.

Dunk the Junk - Campus clean up

Help tidy the campus this Wednesday and we will reward you with a free meal in Verve

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!

£20 for a photo? Keep reading to find out more...

You said, we’ve done. Over the last few years we’ve heard from lots of you about how difficult it is to recycle your rubbish in Uni halls and that sounds like a real Pane in the Glass!

Student Volunteering Week 2018

Last year we had a huge number of volunteers, who completed nearly 10,000 hours of volunteering. Could you help beat these numbers next year?

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.

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

Top 10 'Super' Money Saving Tips

Money is one of the biggest worries or issues for many students, even when the vast majority work a part-time job. We've come up with some surefire tips that will help you save some of your hard earned skrilla in the future.

Things Officers Did To Change Your Experience

The Officer Team isn't here to just look pretty above Ember or do speeches at your graduation, they actually do so much more.

From Us, To You

The Chuckle Brothers will be attending Gobble on the 14th February, as a Valentines gift from us to you.

Tinchy Strydes Into LRV

Tinchy Stryder performed at Staffordshire University Students' Union's Leek Road Venue on January 26th, bringing with him the sound of the late noughties.

5 Wins You Didn't Realise Came from Academic or Department Reps

There's been a lot of wins this year, and we're sure there's bound to be many more.

NUS Sustainability Summit
sustainability summit logo

We attended NUS Student Eats conference and the Sustainability Summit. Here's what happened.

Wins So Far

There's been a number of wins this year already, with Academic Reps. Department Reps, The Officer Team and The Union Engagement Team.

Developing You

The workshops are to ensure you're constantly developing, whether this is through teaching you valuable life skills, things to develop you in your current or future place of work, or even the best ways to make sure your friends are okay or use social media correctly. You'll need to ensure you sign up for them on the specific event page.

After Staffs: Michael McCann

Staffs Alumni Michael McCann talks us through his uni experiences, his career so far and more.

Free Fruit & a Message from Your Officers

Welcome back Staffs students! It’s now 2018 and we’re already close to hitting that half way point in your University year.

Health Students Continue to Champion Charity Work

Our Health Students across both the Blackheath Lane and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital campuses have made us incredibly proud once again with their charitable efforts.

Changes to Rules Regarding Assessments

We need to clarify some things that you need to be aware of regarding a couple of rules surrounding your assessments and extenuating circumstances.

Diversity Fashion Show 2018: Get Involved

Staffordshire University Students’ Union Diversity Fashion Show is returning in March 2018 – and we need you! Do you want to gain some amazing experience alongside your degree, or just take part in something fun for a great cause?

Student Group Of The Month: R.A.M.S

RAMS are one of our largest groups on campus and have been consistent in their activity this year. From weekly socials to rock-themed trampolining in the dark, RAMS are always holding events for their members and genuinely enjoy what they do.

Times Higher Education Awards: Staffs Win Most Improved Student Experience

Staffordshire University came out on top in the award category 'Most Improved Student Experience' at The Times Higher Education Awards.

National Tree Week

It was Tree-mendous

NUS Celebrates 10 Years of Green Impact

The Students’ Union was invited to the Houses of Parliament to celebrate 10 years of Green Impact

Season's Eatings

Eating with the seasons is a great way to be a bit more environmentally friendly.

What's happening: Better Staffs Forum, 29th Nov

With the next Better Staffs Forum coming up on 29th November, we want as many of you to come along as possible!

Chalk Talk: Gareth Cowlin, Lecturer in Cartoon and Comic Arts
ChalkTalk GarethCowlin

We chatted to Lecturer in Cartoon & Comic Arts Lecturer Gareth Cowlin about his university experiences, his opinion on Staffs, and to generally get a deeper insight in his life.

The Better Staffs Forum: Outcomes

At the latest Better Staffs Forum, various things were discussed - from disabled access door buttons to more volunteering opportunities for students within the local area.

Recycle your pumpkins!

Don't just bin your old Pumpkin - recycle it.

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!