Our Sector: Deputies

  In August 2016 I asked colleagues about Deputy CEO roles in Unions. The headline results are that of the 21 Unions that responded 85% of you have only one deputy role and the majority are called deputies (although there are a couple of Chief Operating Officers creeping in). Responsibility wise there are no common themes […]

Our Sector: NSS 2016

Daniel Palmer: Please find below what may prove to be the last major exercise in measuring satisfaction in students’ unions! Overall satisfaction in ‘students’ unions UK’ has dropped back to 2014 levels, with the top quartile of unions seeing the biggest losses. I’ve not done any significant work yet to theorise why there’s a drop, but […]

Our Sector: Hot topics in Employment law for SUs

In this semi regular update from our friends at TLT solicitors Stuart McBride and Dave Maton cover off Holiday Pay, Gender Pay Gap, Illegal working and much more. Hot topics in employment law for students_ unions – Summer 2016

Our Sector: Who’s really pulling the strings?

In this fascinating preview of his Membership Services 2016 workshop, CUSU’s Mark McCormack shares some findings from his research on block grant as indicator of SU autonomy As students’ unions we want it all when it comes to our institution: accepted for who and what we are; fiercely independent; and capable of influence and protest […]

Our sector: Addicted to the status quo?

We’re ready for action but they haven’t even seen change as an option yet. They’re right back in Precontemplation, thinking there’s no need to do anything differently while we demand immediate action and a green light for our plans.

Classics: The Cadogan Matrices

In this classic article from the early 00s former UWE General Manager Peter Cadogan examines relationships surrounding SUs In this piece I invite you to consider change. The world of students’ unions has changed, is changing and will continue to change. I am going to attempt to analyse that change process and see what that […]

Our Sector: The TUSU Premium

One of my assumptions was that the student development SU’s have done for decades used the same principles now celebrated in HE enrichment and retention. So I have also incorporated phrases from ‘What Works’ and am sure you’ll see why!

Our Sector: Understanding Commuter Students

With this research and previous research looking into the university life of commuter students, and by distributing the information to the various departments within LiverpoolSU, commuter students’ should be reached to ensure that their voices are heard.