Students’ Union update – news and events

Posted by rmt22 at Oct 26, 2016 10:34 AM |
Pride in Our Students week, Student Women in leadership event and Leicester SU vote to remain part of the NUS.

Pride in our Students Week

Running from 1-6 November, Pride in our Students aims to celebrate inclusivity in sport. During March’s Varsity competition our sports teams wore rainbow laces to show their support for the campaign and this week has been set up to continue that great work.

The week covers a range of events that everyone can get involved with. From student leaders signing a pledge to demonstrate their commitment to tackling LGBTQ+ phobia to a 5k colour run, there are all kinds of activities to show #UolPride. Read more and sign up for the colour run on the Students’ Union website.

Women in Leadership Day Saturday 5 November

Leicester Students’ Union is holding their first EVER Women in Leadership Day – aimed at women students who want to improve their confidence, find out more about going into academia, or running in elections.

Whether you want to empower yourself to take on a leadership role, gain essential skills or simply learn more about the barriers facing women going into leadership, this is the perfect place to do it.

The event, which will take place in the O2 Academy (Percy Gee Building) from 10am-4.30pm, will feature a panel discussion, a keynote address, networking opportunities and a series of workshops to give women the skills to make changes to their own lives and the lives of other people.

Book your place now on the University website.

SU votes to remain part of National Union of Students

Following controversy surrounding comments made by the National President of the NUS, the University of Leicester Students’ Union held a referendum on their membership of the NUS. After a week of hard campaigning by both sides, 69% of students voted to remain part of the NUS.

Students’ Union President Rachel Holland, who is also a member of the NUS National Executive Committee, said: “I’m delighted that Leicester Students have voted overwhelmingly to remain in the National Union of Students. But this isn’t a vote for business as usual. The next few weeks see the start of a nationwide consultation with students and Students’ Unions about NUS’s governance, democratic structures, and what needs to change within them.”

You can read Rachel’s full statement on the Students Union website.

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