University of Gloucestershire Union
The University of Gloucestershire’s Students’ Union has four full-time officers and 11 part-time officers. The officers are voted for by students, and the current president (2016–17) is Raphaella Ward. The Students’ Union provides a number of opportunities for students including volunteering and part-time work. The Students’ Union runs an annual summer ball.
The Students’ Union supports the running of over 30 sports teams’ societies ranging from Rugby, Netball and Hockey to Equestrian, Trampoline and Kendo. Societies include Beekeeping, RAG (Raising and Giving) and subject-based societies. The University of Gloucestershire competes in a sports varsity tournament every year playing against the University of Worcester and until 2015 remained undefeated for 10 years. The Varsity2015 events attracted controversy following scuffles between students from each University during the Rugby Union match. It is reported there were repeated chants of “Worcester’s not a Uni, It’s a sauce.”
The Students’ Union organises the Student-Led Teaching Awards which invites students to vote for outstanding teaching and support staff. The ceremony is held jointly with the university’s Staff Excellence Awards at Cheltenham Town Hall.
Tone Radio is the official student radio station. It broadcasts from Park Campus and is run by the members. It was set up in 2006.
Make the most of your Students’ Union. Enjoy exciting events, activities, societies and clubs. Feedback on your learning experiences to make them even better.
As a university student, you will automatically become an important member of our Students’ Union (SU). Our SU exists for two main purposes:
- to represent students and give you a voice to change and improve your university learning and experiences
- to offer you lots of opportunities to have fun through social events, activities, societies, clubs, and sports.
The SU is a different organisation to the university and is a registered charity. It’s funded partly by the university and partly though revenue made from selling tickets, advertising space, through the SU Shop and other activities. There is one SU office on each university campus. You can visit at any time to get information, advice or for a chat.
Enjoy social events and activities and NUS discounts
Have fun at Freshers’ Week, the annual summer ball (2014 bands included Scouting for Girls and Example) and benefit from nightclub promotions exclusively for University of Gloucestershire students, like Moo Moo’s BlueNBlue night – not to be missed!.
The SU also runs trips and activities for all to enjoy!
Make the quality of your learning even better
Through course and subject group reps (reps are students and you can put yourself forward for election), you can feedback your learning experiences to improve and change elements of your course.
Develop new skills for your CV with training and work opportunities
Develop skills and experience for your CV with the option of being paid through the SU JobShop (advertises part time jobs for students), as well as volunteering and paid work opportunities at the SU.
Enrich your university experience with exciting sports and societies
Enjoy competitive sports, playing for fun (UNIversal Sport), unique societies and clubs through the SU. Meet life-long friends, develop skills and experiences for your CV and enrich your university experience.