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 […]

Brexit. Now what?

If the answer was “grow our way out”, government policy was almost always either about to or in the middle of making that happen.

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!

Elsewhere: ACUI Student Activism Showcase

The following pages feature student leaders from different campuses—each focused on a unique cause—who detail their inspirations, how they have influenced positive change in their community, and their observations on how activism is best approached and achieved.

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.