Current and Future Opportunities

The SU conducts a number of research projects throughout the year, in addition to these there are regular forums and other opportunities for you to give your opinion.

Current Opportunities

The SU Student Advisory Panel

Opportunity open: 14 September 2021

Opportunity close: 30 June 2022

Opportunity: Join the SU Student Advisory Panel and be a part of an online community providing quick feedback throughout the year on emerging issues or service developments.  Find out more and sign up.

Student Stories

Opportunity open: December 2021

Opportunity close: tbc

Opportunity: This year we are looking for some students to share their stories with us to help us understand the student journey.  If you would be interested in sharing your story or a £20 voucher email to register your interest in being involved.

Whether you're a new first year, a returning student, a student who has just started your final year or a postgraduate we'd be interested in hearing what your experience has been like.  In return for a £20 voucher (Amazon or Love2Shop which can be used in lots of shops and restaurants) we'd ask you to write 500 words telling us in your own words about different aspects of your student journey.

The SU Student Life Survey

Opportunity open: October 2021

Opportunity close: June 2022

Opportunity: Our monthly survey happens throughout the year and is used to gather feedback from students on their experience of The SU, their student experience and any hot topics which come up throughout the year.  You will only be asked to complete the survey once in the nine month period as a random selection of students are chosen to complete the survey each month.  Updates on results and actions taken will be posted on our research reports page.


Coming up

Inside the Postgraduate Student Experience

Opportunity open: Summer 2022

Opportunity close: Summer 2022

Opportunity:  In 2015/16 The SU ran a successful Inside the Postgraduate Student Experience research project, pulling together existing feedback from a range of resources and identifying a number of key topics to explore in more detail through focus groups and structured interviews.  We have plans to re-do this piece of research with Postgraduate Taught and Doctoral students in the summer 2022.  Watch this space for more information of how to get involved.