Sport holds negative connotations for many students, as it is perceived to, first and foremost, be competitive, so changing the language and talking about “being active” rather than “playing sport” can keep would-be participants listening.
In this piece from NUS’ Senior HR Consultant, Claire Marsland shares some of the important findings from the national Employee Engagement survey for Students’ Unions. Now in its fifth year, over 50 different Students’ Unions have taken part in the annual survey since it began in 2013. NUS has run an employee engagement survey for […]
From March through to July 2015 Ollie Kasper carried out a listening project amongst the staff at University of Nottingham Students’ Union. The project asked 30+ members of Students’ Union staff at UoNSU – What does engagement mean to you? It is purely based on listening to members of staff in the organisation, and represents […]
In this fascinating thinkpiece from Warwick’s Sports Coordinator, Tom Daly asks serious questions about diversity in Sport. It seems sometimes that sport is an issue that is forgotten in discussion within the Student Movement- and accessibility into disability sport is an even rarer subject of conversation. It’s a common belief from those who discuss disability […]
“My take is to be clear about the purpose of any segmentation model from the very start. It needs a clear and specific strategic fit, and it is important that you don’t try to make it do too much for you”
“However the major problems with the Charity Code are similar to those of its previous iteration- it is insufficiently mindful of what it means to be a democratic membership charity”
Campus jobs are, by nature, temporary. The individuals occupying them are here to focus on academics first. It’s unreasonable for me to expect perfection from a student employee; everyone makes mistakes. The question is, how many mistakes are acceptable and how many are unacceptable.
My dress code has changed, I arrive at work at 8.30 and leave at 4.30, I rarely travel outside Liverpool, I have to book a meeting to see my manager, and nobody talks about politics (or Israel-Palestine) in the office. In other words, I now work in a relatively normal environment.
In which Sophie Williams, CEO at Worcester and Board member at OIA introduces her role One of the most powerful things that Students’ Unions can do is help students with their complaints. Even the most benevolent HEI will defend itself when in a dispute with a student- so SUs that play an active role in […]
It was a pet peeve of mine when I was NUS that colleagues and officers would peddle the myth that EA94 requires an SU- it doesn’t. It just creates regulation when there is an SU. However, all is not lost. Section 20 defines SUs. The Tories were so concerned that we’d wriggle round the legislation […]