As a member of your Students' Union, there are a number of ways that you can voice your opinions, express your concerns and generally help shape the future of student life at the University of Leicester.
These include getting involved in Executive Elections - either by running as a candidate, or by voting for one. You can also have a real say in the teaching and learning experience that you receive as a student at Leicester by becoming a Course Representative.
We like to call these 'Union Wins', here's some of examples of of how we have helped turn your ideas and suggestions into reality:
You asked for cheaper and better food
Here For U is redeveloping their Here 4 Value food range, including widening the range of food available and reducing some of the price points to help with affordability.
You asked for a cheaper, more reliable bus service
The Union secured the trial of the shuttle bus service between Oadby and campus, at a much cheaper cost than the Arriva service. The University are consulting students on the service, with a view to improve and extend the service in 2019
You asked for more seating areas in the Union
The Students’ Union is working with furniture specialists to see how we can make better use of Union Square and get more seats in for you
You asked for running societies to be easier
The Students’ Union is going through a full review of our processes this year, as well as developing improved training to make creating, joining and running a society easier
You asked to improve sustainability on campus and for more water fountains
The Uni are continuing to put more water fountains on campus, and have installed new water fountains in the Bennett, MSB and Adrian Buildings.
You asked for more non-drinking events
The Students’ Union has carried out a review of Freshers’ to ensure future Freshers’ Weeks and Refreshers’ Weeks have more non-drinking events. We’re also helping clubs and societies promote their events more easily through our newsletter, screens and website.
You asked for more accessible Sport and Gym facilities
The Students’ Union is carrying out research to understand how to improve value for money and want your investment priorities are for Leicester’s sporting facilities.
You wanted more diversity in your curriculum
The Students’ Union has run a series of projects, campaigns and workshops and are continuing to work with the University on developing a more diverse curriculum at Leicester
You wanted help with the hidden costs of study
The Students’ Union secured £15 of free print credit for all taught students, with a wider cost of study review being undertaken by the Union and University at the moment
You wanted improved support for accommodation
The Students’ Union extended its Advice Service to offer accommodation advice for students in halls and off campus and we’re continuing to work on bringing a housing accreditation scheme to Leicester