What you can expect from the Students' Union

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Student Charter


Areas addressed


Teaching, Learning and Assessment


    • The opportunity for you to participate actively on a range of important University committees to help you be part of the on-going improvement of all aspects of your University.

    • Support and training for Course Representatives who represent you at meetings with academic staff.

    • Opportunities to become a Course Representative yourself.

    • Engagement with the University at all levels, through the Students’ Union Education Network, in order to enhance your academic experience.

  • Student involvement in the recognition and reward of staff excellence.

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Learning Environment

  • The collation of feedback from our students about their learning environment and working with the university to develop these resources.

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Support Services

    • Impartial and confidential advice from our Student Advice and Representation Centre, on issues such as housing, finance and academic appeals.

    • Proactive campaigns delivered to reach the widest range of students on welfare issues, based on thorough research into the needs of our student body.

  • Investment in, and training for all of our student groups; welfare representatives and student listening service, Nightline, and information to ensure your peers are best equipped to signpost you to the appropriate Union and University services.

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    • Advice through the Student Advice and Representation Centre on funding and benefits available and assistance with debt problems.

  • Provision of employment opportunities to support students financially through their studies.

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    • Representational Networks to improve the support for, and representation of, all students.

    • The promotion of diversity, acceptable norms of behaviour and respect across all of our activities and commercial organisations.

  • A range of opportunities and events that are inclusive and reflective of the diversity of our student body.


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    • Opportunities for you to learn and develop a diverse range of new skills through our student groups and networks.

    • Opportunities to gain positions of responsibility in all aspects of the Students’ Union.

    • Careers-related events organised by student groups and specific to your interests.

    • Recognition for your time and involvement with the Students’ Union.

  • Opportunities to volunteer in a variety of roles through the Student Volunteer Centre.

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Community social and volunteering

    • An active and exciting student community both on and off campus.

    • A vibrant and diverse offering of over 300 student groups which is continuously growing.

    • The opportunity to play a variety of sport from elite to participatory levels.

    • The opportunity to engage in an exciting and extremely successful fundraising movement.

    • A Student Volunteer Centre offering a wide range of volunteering opportunities within the local and wider communities.

  • Opportunities to exchange skills and knowledge through volunteering within the wider local community.

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Appeals and Complaints

    • Advice on the process; mediation with your school, attendance at informal meetings aimed at early resolution; help preparing written complaints at all levels throughout the University's internal processes as well as to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator externally.

    • Advice on appeals and other processes; assistance in the drafting of appeal statements and representation/support at any appeal hearings.

  • Support in progressing unsuccessful cases to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for external review.   

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Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353
e: studentcommsoffice@nottingham.ac.uk