Mon 14th Jan 2013
The Exam Bunching Campaign was created in order to try and stamp out the practice of having more than two exams in a day and a half period.
Mon 7th Jan 2013
Refresh helped you through your exams and then eased you into S2 with a series of events.
- Free fruit & water from 7th - 18th Jan
- Exam Special Offers from 7th - 18th Jan
- Refresh Social Events from 18th - 25th Jan
Thu 11th Oct 2012
The NUS held a National Demonstration in 2012 as the current government had put the future of an entire generation at risk. Jobs remain hard to come by, students are saddled with unprecedented levels of debt, it’s a struggle to get onto the property ladder, and state pensions are being phased out – it’s easy to feel despondent.
USSA organised free transport to attend the Demo in London.
Tue 9th Oct 2012
The aims of the month are to heighten awareness and promote knowledge of
black history and experience and acknowledge the contributions made by
people of African, Asian and Caribbean people to the cultural, economic
and political life.
Fri 5th Oct 2012
The Human Library is an innovative method designed to
promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding.The
main characteristics of the project are to be found in its simplicity
and positive approach.
In its initial form the Human Library is a mobile library set up as a space for dialogue and interaction.
Mon 1st Oct 2012
The Trade Union fair is designed to help students find out about the
benefits of trade union membership during these difficult economic
Tue 4th Sep 2012
This week, London Metropolitan University had its licence to sponsor the
visas of international students revoked by the UK Boarder Agency. The
move means that around 2000 current international students at the
institution will now recieve notification that they have 60 days to find
another sponsor or face deportation.
NUS have launched a campaign to support the students affected.
Mon 26th Mar 2012
A week long set of events to help our postgraduate (taught & research) students. With opportunities to socialise, have fun and develop empolyability skills. Run and organised by students, for students! Search 'Postgraduate Festival' on Facebook for more info.
Mon 13th Feb 2012
February – the month of Love but make sure you don’t get caught out…
Condoms are the only way of preventing the spread of STI’s as well as preventing pregnancy. Our posters show that there’s a condom for every occasion. You can pick up free condoms from ASK on Level 5 of Strath Union. We want you to enjoy your time at University but make sure you do it safely!
Fri 27th Jan 2012
Employability Week runs from 20th-24th February and aims to help you start the search for a graduate job.
Tue 10th Jan 2012
The aim of this campaign is to raise the awareness of how many students wish to have exam feedback. Through the use of stickers we hope to highlight to the University how much students value feedback, especially exam feedback! The goal of this Campaign is to get exam feedback for all departments.
Mon 5th Dec 2011
The Scottish Government is proposing a cut of over 20% to colleges across Scotland over the next three years. This comes on top of a 10% cut last year which has already led to increased class sizes, reduced teaching hours, course closures and over 1,000 staff losing their jobs.
Together, we have to act now.
Mon 7th Nov 2011
DiverseCity week is all about showcasing how we are all different and special in our own ways and this is a thing that should be celebrated!
Sun 16th Oct 2011
Promoting student safety on and off campus
Mon 3rd Oct 2011
Following on from the SOS campaign from last semester, USSA and Strathclyde students are working together to ensure a quality degree is delivered in all affected areas (Applied Music, Community Education, Geography & Sociology) by engaging in the Academic Planning Teams.
Mon 3rd Oct 2011
This campaign is all about the opportunities to do something a little different, either by volunteering in the Buddy Up scheme aimed at helping integrate International and Home students or working abroad,or simply by trying new food with the help of the Scene and BH recipe ideas!
Mon 22nd Aug 2011
On the 29th of June, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Mike Russell MSP, announced plans to change the fees structure for RUK students studying in Scotland, allowing Scottish Universities to set their own fees, up to a maximum iof £9,000 per year.
The University of Strathclyde Students' Association is calling for the Principal, to lead the way in Scotland by committing to a no increase in fees for rest of UK (RUK) students.
Fri 12th Aug 2011
On 10th May, staff and students in three departments of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) were informed by email that their departments were being proposed for closure. The decision follows a review carried out this year, following on from discussions last year around the merger of the old faculties of Law, Arts and Social Sciences, and Education.
Mon 6th Jun 2011
One of the most important elements of academic development is the feedback you receive on your work - only useful feedback can help you figure out what you have done well and what you need to work on to improve your marks in future assessments.
So, we're gathering feedback on your feedback to help us better understand which areas are making the grade and which areas must do better!
Wed 18th May 2011
The Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards is your chance to show the University what we, as students, consider to be good teaching & support and to celebrate those lecturers and staff that make their class, course and Strathclyde special.
Last year saw the introduction of the Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards and was a fantastic success in its inaugural year with over 300 nominations and was well received by the academic community as a very personal achievement by individual teachers. And this year we're making it better. Based upon the comments from students nominating and what they valued of our lecturers, USSA has expanded this years awards from 2 to 5.
The Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards have been made possible due to the ongoing support of:
Tue 10th May 2011
For the first time in the history of the Scottish Parliament, we face budget cuts. The threat of tuition fees returning to Scotland has never been more real and we know that student support in Scotland is in deep crisis.
Thu 5th May 2011
A referendum on AV was at the centre of the coalition document that was negotiated after the 2010 General Election, in which no party received a majority in the House of Commons. The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats entered into a coalition government under the proviso that a referendum would be called in 2011 on whether to change the voting system for UK Parliamentary elections.
Tue 19th Apr 2011
NUS has launched its Vote for Students campaign, in anticipation of the General Election, which is likely to be called for May 6th. This campaign is in response to the Browne Review in England, which is looking at the level of University tuition fees. Currently set around £3000, current consensus is that they will be raised to around £7000, with a possibility that they will reach £15000. This would have students leaving University with unprecedented levels of debt; more than double the current level, which is already unacceptable.
Fri 25th Feb 2011
Wish you were here was an opportunity to speak out and highlight below par facilities in the university.
they werelecture halls that were outdated, the temperature being too hot
or too cold, labs that were full or not adequate for your learning...
Thu 9th Dec 2010
We're constantly told education in Scotland is "free". But students in Scotland pay for their education every single day. It's time Scottish students receive the support they deserve, and USSA will be leading the fight in that!
Click here to finds out how you can get involved and secure a fairer future!
Wed 8th Dec 2010
On 7 December 2010 the Government released its proposals for the reform of the student immigration system and launched its consultation on the reform. The overall aim of the reforms is to drastically reduce the numbers of migrants in the UK.
Wed 10th Nov 2010
Join us as we march on the streets of central London to fight against the looming, savage education cuts.
Sun 1st Aug 2010
Our regular newsletter updating you on the campaigns, activities and developments of our liberation and representation groups. Find out more about what groups exist and what they've been up to since the last issue!
Get in touch with the Vice President Equality & Diversity (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or want to find out more!