The Union acknowledges that University of Derby Halls of Residence Cathedral Court is currently closed and will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.
Keeping everybody safe whilst at University.
What an amazing night we had celebrating students and staff at our online Activities Awards!
The campaigning has stopped, the votes have been cast, the virtual confetti canons have been… cannoned… and just like that - it’s all over for another year. The Union Elections 2021 was a spectacular display of committed candidates, fantastic and creative online campaigns and we can’t quite believe it’s all over.
There are a variety of positions, focussing on a range of topics including academic, sports, societies, liberation and more.
At our recent Student Summit, we brought over 150 students together to discuss and debate the refund of tuition fees for students affected by COVID-19. This discussion was prompted by an idea placed on our online Ideas Forum
Our latest weekly update aims to share with you the latest work of the Officer team to advocate for change and improvements to the student experience during this challenging period.
Our latest weekly update aims to share with you the latest work of the Officer team to advocate for change and improvements to the student experience during this current lockdown.
We hope the Government guidance gave a hope that there is in fact a way out of this lockdown and that soon, we may be able to return to some sense of normality, see loved ones, and begin the roadmap out of lockdown.
Welcome to this week’s instalment of keeping you as up to date as possible with all the great work we have going on over at the Union. We would like to thank everyone for continuing to observe the government guidance to keep yourselves, those around you and the wider University community as safe as possible. If you need any advice or are experiencing significant hardship at this time, our advice service remains ready to help in any way they can.
I am pleased to say that we have been able to make significant progress against some of the core areas that were outlined to us as student concerns. We have maintained our commitment to work collaboratively with the University and keep student voice at the heart of the conversation, at all levels across the institution.
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
The Union is delighted to recognise some of our most passionate and engaged students.
With the current national lockdown restrictions, we know that this is a particularly challenging time for all our students
In light of the latest lockdown, the Union are working very closely with the University to work through some of the key areas of student concern. Please find below an outline of our conversations with the University to date, and the progress we hope to make in the coming weeks
Find out what changes are being made to your Union of Students
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 a week of online events to students while in lockdown, led and ran by our activities.
See our fabulous candidates here and how to vote ( and what you could win just for voting!)
Don't worry, you probably aren't the only one asking that question. There is no need to hide, we have the answers
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?”
...and three ways you can get involved right now!
Student Engagement Team's Student Voice Welcome Debate on Diversity!
Co-chaired by myself, Odreika Mclean the Student's Ethnic Minorities Officer and the Faith and beliefs Officer.
Your Vice President Activities talks about welcome parties...
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.
A few helpful tips from your Student Office for Mature Students.
Throughout November and December, we will be fundraising for Umbrella as part of Disability History Month.
Education Council is a meeting held multiple times throughout the year with your elected student officers for education.
Jack's final update as President and what happens next.
Read your way through Black History Month with this selection of fiction & non-fiction books
Elected to represent you this year, Vice President (Activities), Beth tells us a little bit about herself
Elected to represent you this year, Vice President (Welfare), Owen tells us a little bit about himself
I was not really aware of what bisexuality was until I was in my late teens and I was questioning my own sexuality.
To celebrate Black History Month, the Afro-Caribbean Society have approved a selection of cookbooks.
Elected to represent you this year, Union President, Jack tells us a little bit about himself
Elected to represent you for a second year, Vice President Education, Nina tells us a little bit about herself
Union Sports are overseen by the Sports Council – a group of elected students that have specific areas to develop
The Union Activities Awards are a way to celebrate the fantastic achievements of all of our Sports clubs, Societies and Student-Led Services.