What is a Forum?
An SU Forum is an opportunity for students to come together to share opinions and feedback on topical issues affecting students. It's one of The SU's ways of listening to students to find out new emerging issues, hot topics and what students would like to see The SU and the University do to improve the student experience. Sometimes we have set topics we want to gather your feedback on, others we leave it open for you to raise anything you wish to.
Forums are informal and are run either virtually or in-person and are often tailored towards specific student communities.
Who can go to a Forum?
Any student can attend an SU Forum, you don't need to be an elected representative or have attended a Forum before, all students are welcome to come and share.
We currently run Forums regularly for:
* Postgraduate Taught students (monthly)
* Doctoral students (monthly)
* International students (monthly)
* Students studying at Bath on exchange (one per semester)
We also run ad-hoc Forums either on specific topics or aimed at some of our communities of students.
Sometimes we have a sign up for a Forum to help us know numbers but often you can just turn up.
When are Forums?
There are Forums throughout the year and these will be advertised through the SU's What's On calendar.
What happens to my feedback I share at a Forum?
We always write up a short report after each Forum to help us have a record of student opinion so that SU Officers and student representatives can use the feedback when discussing emerging issues in the student experience either within The SU or with the University. All feedback is always reported anonymously so you will not be named in the report. Reports from Forums are also uploaded to the relevant webpages:
Postgraduate Taught Forum
International Forum and Exchange student Forum