Our Sector: The Changing of the Guard

In this piece an anonymous contributor muses on tactics when a new VC starts at the University One of the most turbulent situations your University can endure is a change at the top. Whether you have a VC, Principal, or President when the revolving door turns there is everything to play for. How can a […]

Our Sector: Membership Services Conference 2016

In this post Wes Wells, Student Community Project Manager (Academic Quality) at Brighton SU records various post-session conversations Aidan Mersh from NUS talking about how Sussex and Manchester are changing their elections, and he talks about some stuff that NUS have had to rule on regarding campaigners using email lists. Gary Hughes from York talking about the […]

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 […]

Read This: What to Expect from Gen Z

The New Grads Entering the Workforce in 2016 are often labelled “Generation Z” Generation Z is the generation born between 1994 and 2010. The first wave will be entering the workforce in 2016. More than 3 in 4 believe they will need to work harder compared to past generations to have a satisfying and fulfilling professional […]

Elsewhere: ACUI Steal this idea 2016

Steal this Idea is a ACUI’s contest seeking the best marketing and promotion ideas. Judges from across the United States examined all entries, choosing placements for both students and professionals, in addition to Best of Show. Entries are judged on concept, design, editorial content, and effectiveness. This year, 362 entires were received from more than 50 schools. […]

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 […]