Your Students’ Union is run by students for students. The Union is an independent charity that is in existence to enhance the student experience. As a Postgraduate student, there are many ways that you can get involved with your Students’ Union and access services and activities that will enrich your time at St Mary’s University.
Course Reps: Each and every course at St Mary’s University should have a Course Rep who discusses ideas for course development and any course related issues experienced with the students, academic team, SU and Faculty management. Course Reps are also members of ‘Programme Boards’ - committees that occur 3 times per year to discuss and feedback on how courses are delivered and ideas for development. For more information, please contact your Head of Programme or Students’ Union e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Reps: New for 2018/19, the Students’ Union have introduced Faculty Reps to the student representative process. Faculty Reps represent all students within their Faculties and feedback information from Course Reps at Faculty level. Faculty Reps are also part of the Students’ Union Student Leadership Team who play an integral role in developing the Students’ Union and University. There are 2 Postgraduate Faculty Rep roles available (one for each Faculty), so if you are interested, please contact Nat Hobkirk (SU President) e: email@example.com.
SU Council: This is your opportunity to have your say on how your Students’ Union is run, create and debate policy for the Students’ Union to action and prioritise, hold the elected Officers to account and feedback on your University experience. You can participate with SU Council by attending a meeting or by engaging online—look out for SU Council updates throughout the year.
Advice and Guidance
Academic Advice and Guidance: The Students’ Union offers all students independent information, advice and guidance about academic issues including misconduct, appeals, withdrawals and programme termination. For more information, contact Nat Hobkirk (SU President) e: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complaints: Should you have a complaint about a university service, the Students’ Union can help advise you about the process. For more information, contact Nat Hobkirk (SU President) e: email@example.com.
Sports Clubs, Social Sport and Societies
All students at St Mary’s University have the opportunity to participate in competitive Sport (BUCS), social sport (SimmsActive) or Societies (academic based, activity based or cultural). For more information about activities, contact Aly Hughes (Vice-President Activities) e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Events and Entertainments
Throughout the academic year, the Students’ Union provides entertainments and major events for all students including ‘The Big Hello’ (Freshers), Summer Ball, Varsity and Award Evenings for Sports Clubs and Societies. The Students’ Union also provides activities for students to socialise such as ‘Home Comforts’ on campus and ‘TW1 Sessions’ partnering with event providers within London. For more information about events and entertainments, contact Dan Barnes (Vice-President Community and Welfare) e: email@example.com
Be Your Borough’ Scheme
New for 2018/19, the Students’ Union has introduced the ‘Be Your Borough’ scheme where student reps from each borough within London (and areas surrounding London) will organise meetups, activities and events for those students living within their borough. The aim for this scheme is to improve support and social networks for students within the wider London area. For more information, contact Dan Barnes (Vice-President Community and Welfare) e: firstname.lastname@example.org