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Run to be an SU Officer

Nominations are now open for the SU Officer Elections!...

Mon 05 Dec 2022
The two student chairs of SUmmit at the front of the SUmmit meeting.

Call for Statements: Revision Materials

On 22 November, members of SUmmit met for the first meeting of 20...

Mon 05 Dec 2022

Be Well at Bath

The SU and the University's approach to health and mental wellbei...

Thu 01 Dec 2022

SU Bath World Cup

The Arab society are 'SU Bath World Cup' Champions!...

Mon 28 Nov 2022

Results of NUS Affiliation Referendum 2022

View the results of the recent NUS Referendum....

Fri 25 Nov 2022

SU Statement on UCU Strike Action

The SU stands in solidarity with UCU Bath for this coming strike ...

Wed 16 Nov 2022

SU Statement on FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022...

Thu 10 Nov 2022

Nightline wins Bathnes Community Award

Nightline wins Young Volunteer Team of the Year in local awards....

Thu 10 Nov 2022

Language PAL

come together with other language learners to practise speaking a...

Mon 31 Oct 2022

Talk Club

A student-led talking and listening club for men to improve menta...

Mon 31 Oct 2022
Picture of a First bus

Buses update

Read more about the action we have taken on buses so far, and fin...

Fri 14 Oct 2022

Your Peer Mentor is Here For You!

Make the most out of your Peer Mentor....

Tue 11 Oct 2022

Solidarity with the people of Iran

The SU is offering sincere solidarity with the people of Iran who...

Fri 07 Oct 2022
Cup of Tea

You can’t pour from an empty cup.

Why taking care of yourself makes you a better mate....

Thu 06 Oct 2022
jar of pennies

Cost of Living Update

We wanted to give you a bit of an update on the work we've done o...

Wed 05 Oct 2022

Reflecting on a Successful Freshers' Week

Thanks to all our amazing staff and student volunteers for the be...

Wed 05 Oct 2022
Election banners on parade

Representative elections are open!

Our 2022/23 Semester 1 representative elections are open! Nominat...

Wed 28 Sep 2022

Bus Announcement

Changes to bus services to campus and around the city....

Wed 21 Sep 2022

SU Statement and support

A reflection on the news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth Her Ma...

Fri 09 Sep 2022
Purple Background with 'We Are Finalists' Text

Victory for V Team!

V Team have been shortlisted for a prestigious BBC Radio Bristol ...

Fri 29 Jul 2022

Lloyds Scholar receives national award

One of our Lloyds Scholars has received the Lloyds Champion Award...

Wed 06 Jul 2022

The SU has been awarded a Gold Best Bar None Award

The SU Bars and Events team has won a top national award as part ...

Tue 05 Jul 2022

RAG takes on the Bath Half Marathon 2022!

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Mon 04 Jul 2022

Late Exam Submissions

Update from the SU Officer Team...

Tue 07 Jun 2022

Happy Pride Month!

What is pride, how will it be celebrated and what are we doing to...

Wed 01 Jun 2022

Looking back at a successful year

This year has been truly amazing, here are just some of our highl...

Tue 31 May 2022
Picture of Johanna smiling

Making the Most of Being a Peer Mentor

Current Peer Mentor, Johanna, tells all about how to make the mos...

Thu 26 May 2022
SU character wearing an academic cap

Debunking IMCs

You might've heard the term 'IMC' before, but what does it really...

Tue 24 May 2022

Summer Ball 2022 SOLD OUT!

Tickets to the 2022 Summer Ball are now sold out! View the websit...

Mon 16 May 2022
 

The SU news

Run to be an SU Officer

Nominations are now open for the SU Officer Elections!

 
Call for Statements: Revision Materials
The two student chairs of SUmmit at the front of the SUmmit meeting.

On 22 November, members of SUmmit met for the first meeting of 2022/23. SU Officers updated members of SUmmit on projects and topical issues, and three Standpoint proposals were discussed.

 
Be Well at Bath

The SU and the University's approach to health and mental wellbeing, informed by staff and students.

 
SU Bath World Cup

The Arab society are 'SU Bath World Cup' Champions!

 
SU Statement on UCU Strike Action

The SU stands in solidarity with UCU Bath for this coming strike action.

 
SU Statement on FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022

 
Results of NUS Affiliation Referendum 2022

View the results of the recent NUS Referendum.

 
Nightline wins Bathnes Community Award

Nightline wins Young Volunteer Team of the Year in local awards.

 
Language PAL

come together with other language learners to practise speaking and listening to languages and learn about their respective cultures.

 
Talk Club

A student-led talking and listening club for men to improve mental fitness every Tuesday!

 
Buses update
Picture of a First bus

Read more about the action we have taken on buses so far, and find out how to submit your feedback.

 
Your Peer Mentor is Here For You!

Make the most out of your Peer Mentor.

 
Solidarity with the people of Iran

The SU is offering sincere solidarity with the people of Iran who are standing against their government for justice and freedom.

 
You can’t pour from an empty cup.
Cup of Tea

Why taking care of yourself makes you a better mate.

 
Cost of Living Update
jar of pennies

We wanted to give you a bit of an update on the work we've done on 'Cost of Living' so far.

 
Reflecting on a Successful Freshers' Week

Thanks to all our amazing staff and student volunteers for the best Freshers' Week!

 
Representative elections are open!
Election banners on parade

Our 2022/23 Semester 1 representative elections are open! Nominations close on 10 October. So check them out fast.

 
Victory for V Team!
Purple Background with 'We Are Finalists' Text

V Team have been shortlisted for a prestigious BBC Radio Bristol Award.

 
Lloyds Scholar receives national award

One of our Lloyds Scholars has received the Lloyds Champion Award for graduating Lloyds Scholars.

 
The SU has been awarded a Gold Best Bar None Award

The SU Bars and Events team has won a top national award as part of a Home Office approved scheme that promotes responsible management for bars and nightclubs.

 
Happy Pride Month!

What is pride, how will it be celebrated and what are we doing to improve inclusivity on campus!

 
Looking back at a successful year

This year has been truly amazing, here are just some of our highlights!

 
Making the Most of Being a Peer Mentor
Picture of Johanna smiling

Current Peer Mentor, Johanna, tells all about how to make the most out of being a Peer Mentor with The SU.

 
Debunking IMCs
SU character wearing an academic cap

You might've heard the term 'IMC' before, but what does it really mean? Let's help you debunk the term once and for all so you can understand how IMCs might be able to help you.

 
A Shining Success for our Students at the Education Awards 2022
Student Award Winners Holding Their Certificates Against The SU Photography Backdrop

On Friday 6 May 2022, we celebrated our Education Awards in person for the first time in three years at the Apex Hotel in Bath, an evening full of inspiration, joy, community, and pride.

 
Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile
Professional desk set-up with Macbook, notebooks and plants, placed upon a desk.

Your Student Trainers are back with another guide to acing your LinkedIn profile.

 
Blues Awards - Winners announced

A beautiful evening celebrating sporting success and talent across the University.

 
Green Week - March 28 2022

Be Sustainable. Be Involved. Be Green.

 
22 groups have received the Inclusivity Award!

A scheme designed to improve the inclusivity of our student groups.

 
Varsity Champions 2022

Bath brings home the varsity trophy for another year! An amazing day of sporting talent.

 
SUmmit - setting the political direction of The SU

Find out what SUmmit does and how standpoints are created!

 
A record-breaking year for PAL

Peer Assisted Learning has had an amazing Academic Year so far and it's not over yet!

 
Why do you need a LinkedIn Profile?
LinkedIn Logo

Looking for a placement, graduate scheme, or internship? You’ve come to the right place.

 
Referendum Result: UCU Strike Action
A group of staff on a picket line.

A quorum was not met in our referendum regarding UCU Strike Action.

 
Free emergency Menstrual Products now available

Visit the SU Advice and Support Centre

 
The Rising Cost of Living in 2022 – Support and How to Save Money

Read this for helpful tips on living in an increasingly expensive world

 
Be Well App has Launched!

Download and register today to see how it can help you to boost your wellbeing.

 
Bath Entrepreneurs Launch Launchpad!

Bath Entrepreneurs are here to tell you all about their exciting event, Launchpad 2022.

 
Holi 2022

Postgraduate Officer, Sid Singh, uncovers the legend behind the festival of Holi, talks about the celebrations that take place every year, and how you can join in too!

 
Meet your 2022/23 SU Officer Team

The SU Officer Team for 2022/23 has been elected!

 
Volunteer Co-ordinator on New Years Honours List

We are thrilled that Joshua Hale has been presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year 2021 Honours List.

 
New Academic Rep Spring Election

Academic Elections will take place this March!

 
International Women's Day

Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias

 
Life as a Postgraduate Officer

Current Postgraduate Officer, Sid Singh, takes you through his experience in the role.

 
Academic Integrity Charter signed!

The proposal for the University to adopt and sign the QAA Academic Integrity Charter is a big win for our Officers!

 
Ecosia successfully becomes the default search engine on all library computers

Students’ web searches will now help to plant trees around the world, as Ecosia is launched as the default search engine on all public access and library computers.

 
LGBT+ History Month

Find out more about LGBT+ History Month and ways you can get involved in our upcoming events.

 
Drug Harm Reduction on campus Approved

Free drug testing kits and harm reduction advice will be available on campus from February!

 
Ho Ho Ho Hooray for the Successful Santa Dash!

Santa Santa everywhere and not a mince pie in sight for these fit Father Christmases!

 
Revise, Revise, and Keep Yourself Well

Your Student Trainers provide you with handy revision tips and ways of keeping your wellbeing shipshape!

 
Semester 1 Wrapped Up by The SU Officers

We've had an amazing start to the Academic year and achieved so much. Read our top highlights and hear what's next!

 
Volunteering Opportunities Over the Holidays!

Read our blog to find out what you can do to help your community this Christmas!

 
SU Statement on Strike Action

Industrial action is planned for 1-3 December 2021

 
New COVID-19 variant, Omicron, confirmed in the UK.

Please be considerate when in SU venues.

 
PAL is there for you!

PAL has already kicked off this semester and is the perfect resource that’s there for you all year round. But what is it?

 
Drink Spiking Safety

Venues' Anti-Spiking Provisions and Advice from Local Police

 
Remote working? There’s a guide for that!

Your Student Trainers have created a guide to help you tackle online working.

 
URB Celebrate Success Once Again

URB upholds their reputation by receiving not one, but two Student Radio Awards!

 
Reflecting on Black History Month

The SU reflects on celebrating the history of the Black community.

 
Bath Uni Night In: Cancelling of Score and Open Letter to Bath Venues

The SU will be supporting a boycott of all bars/clubs in Bath, including the closure of Score, on Wednesday 27 October, in solidarity with all victims of drink spiking.

 
Bath Uni Big Night In

Boycotting all bars and clubs in the city of Bath on Friday 29 October, in response to recent increases in Drink Spiking.

 
Potential Staff Strikes

Members of UCU are balloting to determine the level of support for strike action, regarding several disputes.

 
Living Your Best Bath City Life

Our Shared City: SCP’s Moving-in Campaign

 
What happened when the SU Officer Team met the Chief Exec for the Office for Students

Our Officer team have been busy this week talking with Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive for the Office for Students. Keep reading to see how they got on.

 
Beware of Essay Mills

Reach out for support.

 
Black History Month

Reflecting on Inspirational Black people from history.

 
Your Peer Mentor is Here For You!

Peer Mentors are a key part of your university experience. In this blog post, your Peer Support Team explain how they can help you.

 
Safe Taxi Scheme launched

We have partnered with V Cars, to offer you a safe journey home after a night out, without having to pay on the night!

 
Deals, discounts and offers!

Exclusive deals and discounts saving you money during your time at Bath.

 
What's your Sustainability Pledge?

Win return LNER tickets OR £25 for letting us know!

 
People Services Winner

The SU Bath won the People Services award at the Bath Life Award 2021.

 
Introducing Liberation Network (LibNet)

LibNet is designed to be the hub of student voice on equality, diversity and inclusion issues.

 
Graduation Ceremonies Cancelled

We share the heartbreak, frustration, and disappointment. Tell us how have you been impacted

 
Staying Safe as you Swim

It might be tempting to jump into the river for a cool-down, but it's important to know what to do if anything goes wrong

 
Thank you for planting you vote in the SU Officer Elections

Together we planted over 500 trees and hit all our major milestones!

 
Reflecting on 2020/21

What a strange year! But congratulations to everyone for all of the hard work you've put into making bath such an incredible place to study

 
One year on from the murder of George Floyd

A reflection on race equality work within The SU and the University

 
The SU nominated for Bath Life Award

This is such an achievement and we're so proud of our community for coming together over the past year.

 
The Plug to open – FINALLY!

The Plug will open for indoor seating in the evenings from Monday 17 May!

 
Student Safety in Bath

Together with the Student Community Partnership, we are looking at ways to enhance student safety across Bath.

 
Celebrating Education at Bath

Congratulations to the Winners in the 2021 Education Awards.

 
Rep of the Month

Congratulations to Megan & Will have been amazing advocates for their courses in fighting for changes to their exams.

 
Activities Officer Elected

Zoë Paumelle has been elected as SU Activities Officer for 2021/22

 
Introducing the Playground

A free space for all to enjoy in groups of 6.

 
Disappointment at latest Government announcement

A statement from The SU Officers regarding in-person teaching on campus.

 
Be Kind, criticise policies not people.

The SU Activities Officer Elections are underway and we're asking for kindness throughout this period.

 
New Assistive Technology Room!

There are now two work rooms increasing the provisions for students who require the space!

 
Support Active Travel to campus and locally in Bath

We have been working on Active Travel to get students walking or cycling to campus.

 
Keep busy over the Easter period

Our suggestions to keep busy and active during the Easter break

 
Rep of the Month revealed

Congratulations to Franklin Memet our February Rep of the Month

 
It's been a heavy week

What started off being so positive as we celebrated women across the world, has been followed by global news coverage of some of the harsh realities which women still face.

 
Celebrating Rob Tyrrell’s Legacy

This year, as part of our SU Awards, we are introducing the Rob Tyrrell Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution.

 
Statement against racial abuse

The SU unreservedly condemn discriminatory and hateful behaviour directed towards students of colour.

 
The results are in, meet your 2021/22 SU Officer Team

The votes are in and we can now confirm the results of our SU Officer Elections.

 
The SU will remain affiliated to NUS UK

The SU Held a referendum to determine whether The SU should remain affiliated to The SU.

 
Plant your vote in the SU Officer elections

As part of our work towards a greener SU, we will plant 1 tree for every 10 individual votes placed in the SU Officer Elections.

 
Gender Identity Policy and Public Toilet Consultation

Commitments around equality, diversity and inclusion must be followed up by tangible action!

 
Farewell to Rob Tyrrell

Together we join Rob Tyrrell’s family in saying goodbye to our friend and Activities Officer for 2020/21 who has been laid to rest near his family home.

 
The Sustainability Award is now open!

Recognising our SU groups for their commitment to sustainability.

 
Extension to Rent rebate confirmed

Students in University managed & nomination accommodation who have been unable to use it have had the rent rebate extended until the 8 March!

 
The SU calls for leniency and flexibility from landlords in the private sector

Student officer teams and Vice Chancellors from both universities in Bath have written an open letter pleading for some leniency and flexibility in arrangements from the private housing sector.

 
Congratulations to Bath Time, winners of two regional awards

Student newspaper Bath Time took home two awards at the recent 'Regional Student Publication Association Awards'.

 
Nicky Passmore appointed as new Chief Executive of The SU

We are pleased to announce that Nicky Passmore has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive of the Students’ Union

 
SU Finances and 2021/22 Budget

It's no secret that Covid-19 has had a huge impact on us all. One area that has taken a hit is our finances. As a member-led organisation, we felt it was important to make you aware of this as we start planning for the 2021/22 academic year.

 
SU President meets with Universities Minister

Francesco, our SU President met with the Universities Minister to discuss higher education during the pandemic

 
University offers full rent rebate during national lockdown

Thanks to our collective lobbying efforts we are delighted the University has made this decision.

 
Bath Students Spread Compassion at Christmas

Thank you to everyone that volunteered as part of BANES Compassion At Christmas campaign

 
Remembering Rob

As we start the new academic year, we wanted to post an update about what we are planning to do to remember our friend and colleague, Rob Tyrrell, who passed away in June this year.

 
VTeam host Christmas Party for Twerton Children

5 volunteers put on a virtual Christmas party for 40 children to bring some festive spirit into schools in Bath

 
Important Covid-19 information for students

Helpful links to key information that you may need

 
The SU and the University Declare A Climate Emergency

Today, The SU, together with the University of Bath, joined the global movement of student organisations declaring a climate emergency.

 
Education Awards 2020

Jointly hosted by The SU and the University, these awards celebrate all of the fantastic work that's happened in the realms of learning and teaching. Congratulations to all of our winners

 
Two nominations for SU Officers at Wonkhe Awards

The Wonke awards are there to shine a light on the best of the community’s writing, ideas and analysis that have been pivotal to debate in the higher education sector over the year. Congratulations to Alisha and Eve for their nominations!

 
Parliamentary reception for Bath’s quality students’ union

The SU at the University of Bath has received an award at a special parliamentary reception to mark students’ unions high standards of management.

 
Will we ever get better buses?

We are still asking the same questions we were asking a year ago. The SU proactively looking into bus solutions has come at a price - the University have been let off the hook. We are done doing their work for them.

 
The SU wins national campaigns award

The award, from the National Union of Students, recognises the work that the SU Officer team has done over the last 12 months with regards to campaigning.