Staffordshire University Students' Union news

Who are your new Representatives? By-election Results Oct 2020
who did you choose? By election results oct 2020, department representatives for biology, business,

Find out who's been elected as your student leaders for the year ahead.

 
Tell us your thoughts for a chance to win £500
Fancy winning £500

Let us know what skills your looking to get from your degree and you could win £500.

 
Tackling isolation

What to do if you are feeling isolated

 
What does Tier 2 mean for our venues?

Check out what the latest changes in government guidance means when accessing our services

 
Become a Student Reviewer

Take your place on a team of Student Panel Members, supporting our University to deliver an excellent quality experience across all courses.

 
Two New Roles Up for Grabs in this October's Election!
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Find out more about the new Site and Community Rep roles that we're piloting at Staffordshire University London

 
Have we helped you settle into University life?

Whether you're a new or returning student, we want to hear your views

 
The BAME Attainment Gap | #BlackHistoryMonth

Blog by Staffordshire University Vice Chancellor, Liz Barnes

 
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!

 
Why Black History Month Matters

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

 
Students who are #ProudToBeBlack
nom and friend

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

 
Could You Be a Community Rep?

If you're a London, Stafford or Shrewsbury student who wants to build your community, we have an opportunity for you...

 
'Black enough' | #BlackHistoryMonth

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

 
Check out the new London VGU: Staffordshire London Rampage

Students' Union works with brand new London VGU to create brand identy for Staffordshire London Rampage

 
Student Fundraising: How to and more resources

Some tips and ideas that you can use to help raise money for your chosen charity

 
SU President speaks to BBC Radio Stoke (19:54)

Talking about students starting at Staffordshire University during Covid-19

 
5 ways your Union made a #BetterStaffs from your big ideas

Any student can submit an idea they think will improve the experience at Staffordshire University on the Students' Union website

 
Want to make a difference?

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

 
Black History Month 2020

A statement from your Elected Officer Month

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

Some top tips for student safety from Welcome Week and beyond

 
Staffs students influence national policy on gender recognition

Following consultation with our LGBT+ Network and Elected Officers

 
How to get involved in a club or society

Expressing your interest and joining

 
What is the Sunflower scheme?

We chatted to members of our Disabled Students' Network

 
The life of a virtual DJ: What's it like?

Student DJ DOM tells us why virtual club nights are still worth it

 
The Safer Staffs Community Pledge

Let's play our part and reduce the risk posed by covid-19

 
For students, by students: Manifesto 2020-21
For students, by students

The five areas your Elected Officer Team are focusing on this academic year

 
What is Give It A Go?
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Jump in, try something different and meet new people at our 'Give it a Go' and taster sessions

 
Returning to Campus: Visiting our venues
Staff member waiting to greet students at Verve

Walkthrough the steps to take when coming to our venues on campus to help keep our community save from Covid-19

 
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!

 
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

 
How you can vote to #LeadtheChange
I wanted to see students like me in leadership

How your simple online vote can make a big difference

 
Why you should stand in the Leadership Race
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Not sure if getting paid to represent your peers is for you? Read about all the things you can gain as an Elected Officer

 
A newbie on the block...
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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...

 
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!

 
Becoming a Staffs Uni Alumni
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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.

 
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"

 
#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'?

 
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 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.

 
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

 
Students' Union Advice Centre

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

 
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

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

 
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!

 
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.

 
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

 
 
Hope

#FemPowerment blog by Vice President Anaida Fernando

 
What’s stopping you?

#FemPowerment blog by Vice-Chancellor Liz Barnes CBE

 
 
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

 
Being a Mum

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

 
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.

 
The #BetterStaffs Action Plan | October 2019
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You told us your ideas, we listened. Read the next steps.

 
Lecturers who are #ProudToBeBlack

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

 
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.

 
British Sign Language Tutorials

We've created some tutorials to teach you some basic British Sign Language

 
How to format an article on the Students' Union website
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Follow this guide to create engaging and accessible written content for students