Student Misconduct Guidelines- Unintended Consequences?

UUK has launched work from its taskforce on Sexual Harassment and Assault, and the new guidance on a code of practice for disciplinary processes may be needed and welcomed with the changes in legislation over the last twenty years. Just as interesting is the explicit mention in the materials of students as ‘customers’ and the […]

Our Sector: From 23 to 26- the new NSS normal

We don’t have to lose our admirable commitment to the broader lives of our members, or access to decision makers, or funding opportunities. But we must accept it’s a different frame, which requires different people, with different skills.

Secret CEO: Who are we talking to?

If one of our conclusions post Brexit was that we have forgotten how to talk to “the 52%”, maybe that re-engagement process has to start not out in the community but on campus.

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 […]