Lockdown Update - 18 Jan

We have been working collaboratively at all levels of the University to advocate your voice and the challenges that students are facing during these difficult times

Accommodation fee waiver update
University accommodation building

With the current national lockdown restrictions, we know that this is a particularly challenging time for all our students

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender flag

Around the world, 350 transgender people have been killed so far this year (2020). The annual list, released for Transgender Day of Remembrance, found the average age of those killed was 31, with the youngest just 15. We need to remember that these are only the reported deaths, this death total is likely to be the tip of the iceberg.

Hallsfest 2020 is here!
Weekly list of events

Hallsfest 2020 is a week of online events to students while in lockdown, led and ran by our activities.

What even is Rep Con?

Don't worry, you probably aren't the only one asking that question. There is no need to hide, we have the answers

All Lives Matter, no?
Martin Luther King JR. Wall art

It is true to say that all lives matter. They always have and always will. So why then is this considered to be the wrong response to “Black Lives Matter?”

Do you have what it takes to be a leader?
A group of Part Time Officers with their grey hoodies on

Would you like to represent students in your school or a certain demographic of students? Have your voice and opinions heard and make positive changes to your course or your university experience? Then our Part Time Officer roles could be just the thing for you!

2020 Successes
Know your Rep red tshirts

2020 has been a strange year for all but we want to share with you all the amazing things that your programme reps and part time officers have achieved to represent you, as students.

Student Voice Forums

The Union has organised College Student Voice Forums throughout the year, which are designed to allow you to express your views and opinions in relation to your academic experience/area of study.

Interview with 1999-2000 Vice President (Welfare) Clare Clark
Clare Clark's campaign poster from 1999.

“Amazing – once in a lifetime.” Clare reflects on her transformative experience as Vice President (Welfare).

Union Elections 2021 - Nominations are open!

A job straight out of uni? Now that would be nice

Interview with 2014-16 President Daisy Giuliano
A photo of Daisy smiling in Blends.

“Fun. Transformative. Memories for life.” Daisy reviews her time as elected Union President.

3 takeaways from the School of Arts rep forum
A photograph of a Chinese takeaway on a table

Representing the interests of Arts students at the rep conference - Art and Media Officer Nina Cupric updates on behalf of her team of reps in the school.

Would you carpool to uni?
A still image of James Corden in the car on Carpool Karaoke

Part Time Officer Rachel represents the interests of Commuter Students by looking into lift share schemes.

BREAKING: Basshunter confirmed for Freshers 2019
Basshunter's logo

Eurodance sensation Basshunter has joined Love Island's Luke Kempner as part of your star-studded Freshers' Fortnight line-up!

Computer says "yes"
A trojan virus dancing

Your Union of Students have been horsing around all in the name of benefitting you. Here's every freebie you will ever need, courtesy of IT Services.

Re-boot Run or Walk

Keeping active is really important in difficult times such as
these, and exercise can provide a much needed re-boot as well as
help your wellbeing.

Graham Abercrombie appointed as Women’s Football Coach

The University of Derby are delighted to announce the appointment of Graham Abercrombie as the Women’s Football Club’s new first team coach.