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Welcome hero & college officer gives top tips for freshers

I'm Anisha Johal, your elected College Officer for Humanities, and here is a blog I wrote for the university with my top tips for new students arrivin...

Tue 11 Sep 2018 Union of Students - Academic

An international student’s guide to moving countries

International student and Blends employee Marketa gives us her top 3 tips when moving to a new place...

Fri 07 Sep 2018 Union of Students

How we represented your interests - 2017/18

Announcing the first annual report that attempts to summarise: Everything you have been saying to us in the past year How the union has sought to ...

Sat 25 Aug 2018 Student Leadership

Elected Representatives Leadership Retreat

Elected officers and representatives of the union took part in a leadership retreat in the Peak District to develop their skills and plan how they wil...

Fri 17 Aug 2018 Union of Students - Academic

Work with us! Loads of awesome job vacancies live NOW

The Union of Students employs over 100 members of staff, who all strive to put students first and improve the university experience for all. Join ...

Fri 03 Aug 2018 Union of Students

End of College of Engineering and Technology project

This summer the Union of Students have been working with the College of Engineering and Technology and the University of Derby on a project which was ...

Thu 26 Jul 2018 Union of Students

Closure of The Dome Shop

Thu 12 Jul 2018 Union of Students

*NEW* College of Engineering and Technology project

The Union of Students has been working with the College of Engineering and Technology and the University of Derby to bring together an exciting projec...

Mon 25 Jun 2018 Union of Students

National Student Survey participants raise over £8000 for charity

The Union of Students are proud to announce, in collaboration with the Student Experience Team at the University of Derby, that a total of £8135 was d...

Fri 08 Jun 2018 Union of Students

Education Awards 2018 - the winners

The annual Education Awards took place at Derby Theatre last Thursday evening; welcoming a guest list of over 500 staff, students, family and friends ...

Wed 30 May 2018 Union of Students

What's the point of a panel debate?

Fri 11 May 2018 Welfare

Sports Awards 2018 - the winners

Wednesday 2 May saw the annual Team Derby Sports Awards take place at Derbyshire Cricket Ground, welcoming hundreds of students and staff to celebrate...

Thu 03 May 2018 Union Sports

By-Elections 2018 - The Results!

Tue 01 May 2018 Union of Students - Academic
Student Stress Student Stress Everywhere

Assignment 101

It's that time of year where deadlines are looming and you're trying to balance them along side everything else you're doing. Don't forget to take a b...

Mon 16 Apr 2018 Union of Students - Academic

Union Elections 2018

Check out who's been elected to represent you for 2018/19...

Thu 08 Mar 2018 Elections
 

Upcoming Events

Union of Students Freshers Fortnight 2018
15th September 9am - 29th September 5pm
Freshers Fortnight incoming!
Freshers Comedy Night at The Academy ft Craig Murray
18th September 8pm - 2am
The launch of this year’s Comedy nights at the Academy, featuring Craig Murray, George Lewis and Andrew bird
Rounders Rounders GIAG
19th September 4:45pm - 6pm
Sports Centre, Ked Rd Campus
Try out or sports clubs and societies with our Give it a Go programme
Freshers RAG Quiz of the Year
19th September 7:30pm - 11pm
Join your Union Officers at the biggest quiz of the year in the Academy!
Squash Squash Women's GIAG
20th September 5:30pm - 7pm
Squash Courts, Sports Centre, Ked Rd Campus
Try out or sports clubs and societies with our Give it a Go programme
Badminton Badminton GIAG
20th September 6pm - 7:30pm
Sports Hall, Sports Centre, Ked Rd Campus
Try out or sports clubs and societies with our Give it a Go programme
Cheerleading Cheerleading GIAG
20th September 6pm - 8pm
Kirtley Hall, Ked Rd Campus
Try out or sports clubs and societies with our Give it a Go programme
Freshers Outdoor Cinema
20th September 6:30pm - 11pm
This was a huge event last year!
Christian Union Christian Union Give it a Go
20th September 7pm - 9pm
TBC
Try out or sports clubs and societies with our Give it a Go programme
Trampolining Trampolining GIAG
20th September 8:30pm - 10pm
Sports Hall, Sports Centre, Ked Rd Campus
Try out or sports clubs and societies with our Give it a Go programme
Futsal Futsal Men's GIAG
21st September 4pm - 5:30pm
Sports Hall, Sports Centre, Ked Rd Campus
Try out or sports clubs and societies with our Give it a Go programme
Freshers UV Party ft Philip George & Shift K3Y
21st September 9:30pm - 4am
Head to your Union bar, The Academy for an evening not to be missed with Philip George and Shift K3Y!
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Buxton Canoe & Kayak DUCK’s Beach Party
21st September 10pm - 29th September 1am
AMP Bar Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6EQ
This event is the event to kick of the new academic year. It will be a party hosted during freshers fortnight where everyone is invited. There will be music, fun and loads of games. The party starts at 10 pm on the 21st and will run until 1 am.
Union of Students Freshers Fair - Kedleston Road
24th September 9am - 25th September 4pm
Kedleston Road site, Derby
Freshers is renowned for being the biggest, busiest and most exciting two weeks of the academic calendar - and our Freshers Fairs are always awesome. FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR UNION! GRAB SOME FREEBIES! EAT SOME PIZZA! JOIN OUR CLUBS AND SOCIETIES!
Freshers Behind the Scenes with Radio 1 – Q&A
24th September 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Want to know what happens at the nation’s biggest radio station?
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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