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I love myself because...

Find out more about our Valentines Event, and what students and staff had to say!...

Mon 18 Feb 2019 Union of Students - Academic

When Sunil met Lizzie - a Union proposal

Today (8th February), we witnessed our first ever Union proposal - with student Sunil popping the question to girlfriend Lizzie in Blends at Kedleston...

Fri 08 Feb 2019 Union of Students

Ebikes celebrates 100,000 miles

Two new docking stations are due to be installed as part of the Derby ebikes scheme which has seen riders travel 100,000 miles in total since the sche...

Fri 08 Feb 2019 Union of Students

So, what happened at our debate?

Our ‘Have an Opinion’ debate on ‘value for money at university’ was held on Wednesday and here is a quick summary of what happened…...

Thu 07 Feb 2019 Student Leadership

AGM Round Up

Details of the policies and motions passed at the AGM on 5th February 2019...

Tue 05 Feb 2019 Student Leadership

Early bird? Night owl? Extended opening hours are in operation

Following your feedback - we have been working really hard with University staff to implement extended opening times. We know that having access to sp...

Wed 23 Jan 2019 Union of Students

New year, new you? Maybe all you need is a new role...

I think most of us go in to the New Year hoping to be an improved version of ourselves - Fitter, Happier, More Productive.... It can be hard to kee...

Thu 10 Jan 2019 Student Leadership

Water Fountains, 24hr Library, Microwaves… and loads of other ways we represented you last term!

The Union exists to represent your academic interests, which includes anything and everything that affects your time at university. Through our Progra...

Tue 08 Jan 2019 Student Leadership

The Union Awards - Education. Nominate staff and reps now!

You can nominate staff members who have gone above and beyond to support you or student reps who work hard to represent your academic interests....

Thu 03 Jan 2019 Union of Students - Academic

How we represented your interests - technology

The union exists to represent your interests, from academic to advice, social to support and a lot more. Here is how we have been working with the Uni...

Wed 02 Jan 2019 Student Leadership

Forget the holidays - Elections are coming!

Nominations are open now! Could you represent University of Derby students?...

Mon 17 Dec 2018 Union of Students - Academic

Rep Conference

Last week we hosted Rep Conference and it was so lovely to see so many of you there (especially in your red Rep t-shirts!) Here is a bit of a summary ...

Wed 05 Dec 2018 Union of Students - Academic

Markeaton Street Students - We listened to you!

On Monday 19th November, a group of elected student representatives based at Markeaton Street held a forum on the biggest issues affecting their stude...

Fri 30 Nov 2018 Student Leadership

Upcoming Events

Liberation History Month Heroes Displays
1st February midnight - 28th February midnight
Celebrating LGBTQ+ role models, as chosen by YOU!
Union of Students BBC Radio - #InspireMe tour
22nd February 11:30am - 2:30pm
Atrium, Kedleston Road
BBC Asian Network Inspire Me Tour Friday 22 February - 11:30am - 2:30pm Triangle, The Atrium (KR) Pop up stalls will include: Asian Network DJ BBC Music Introducing BBC Sport BBC Talent BBC Writer's Room
LGBTQ+ Student Pride
23rd February 6am - 24th February 6pm
London, University of Westminster
Tickets available for Student Pride! The tickets cover the cost of the accommodation, transport and entry to the event.
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Liberation Bletchley Park Trip
23rd February 9am - 6:30pm
Pickup: 67 Bridge Street
Join us on a free trip to Bletchley Park, the home of Alan Turing and the WW2 Codebreakers
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Student Voice One Friar Gate Square student forum
27th February noon - 1pm
One Friar Gate Square, room FG101
Come and have your say about your student experience at One Friar Gate Square!
5th March 6pm - 7pm
Oxygen Derby
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Snowsports Rec session
5th March 6pm - 10pm
tamworth snow dome
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Student Voice Derby Theatre student forum
6th March 2pm - 4pm
Derby Theatre, room tbc
Come and have your say about your student experience at Derby Theatre!
Welfare Eating Disorder Awareness Seminar
12th March 5:30pm - 6:30pm
A one hour seminar taster of a training course by Lisa Wilson (a wellbeing nurse and member of First Steps staff) around the awareness of, and skills for talking about, eating disorders.
Advice Positive Minds volunteer training
13th March 9am - 14th March 5pm
Positive Minds is a peer led support group which runs for 6 weeks, having been designed for university students with mild depression or individuals who have experienced depression before and would like to take steps now to prevent future episodes of
Occupational Therapy Drs Madeleine Duncan, Jennifer Creek and Kit Sinclair: Occupational Therapy Lecture Tour 2019
18th March 1pm - 4pm
Derby University Kedleston Road
Drs Madeleine Duncan, Jennifer Creek and Kit Sinclair: Occupational Therapy Lecture Tour 2019
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Marketing Black Tie Charity Event
21st March 7pm - 10pm
The Academy Bar
This event is held as part of the Marketing week.
Archery Archery GIAG
6th April 3pm - 4:30pm
Strugess Field (by Markeaton Street Campus)
Try out or sports clubs and societies with our Give it a Go programme
Raise and Give Jailbreak 2019
9th April midnight - 10th April midnight
Jailbreak returns for 2019!
Board and Card Gaming D.I.G.S Trip To Nationals
12th April noon - 14th April 10pm
Derby's Imagineers, Gaming, Warhammer and eSports Societies will be hosting our annual trip to the National Student Roleplaying and Wargaming Championships hosted at Bradford this year.
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Your officer trustees

Union President
Abby Wilson
Oversees the Union and all it does
Vice President (Community)
Charlie Bell
For RAG, volunteering and student media
Vice President (Activities)
Daniella Quill
Competitive sport and societies
Vice President (Welfare)
Jacob Blatherwick
Advice, health and more
Vice President (Education)
Scarlet Moss
For all things education and course based