Oftentimes, our working day can be so hectic that we don’t get a chance to sit back and reflect on our positive achievements as an organisation, or how we as individuals contribute to the ‘bigger picture’ here on campus.

Insight Day 2017 is an opportunity for all SU staff from right across the organisation to come together and find out more about how the SU works, its place in student life and our impact on the wider culture here at Warwick. This informal event, to be held at the new state-of-the-art Oculus building, will last approximately half a day. All staff are invited to attend either a morning or afternoon session, with lunch provided.

This year’s workshop themes are Staff Wellbeing and Our Impact, with a choice of 4 optionsfor each of the two interactive breakout sessions. There'll also be an opportunity for all staff to share your memories on our interactive WSU heritage timeline - plotting key milestones in the history of the SU from 1965 to the present day!

Staff will have a choice of 8 different options for the breakout sessions. These will be as follows:

SeSsion 1: Wellbeing BREAKOUT SESSIONS

A major focus of the SU is students' wellbeing - but it's hugely important that we also take the time to look after our own as well. The first session will explore ways in which staff can help make the SU a safer and happier place to work. Staff are asked to pick one of the four following breakout sessions:

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Developing personal resilience

This session will enable individuals to develop a better understanding of emotional resilience. You will explore some techniques that will help your own emotional resilience by examining thinking patterns, individual value systems, support structures and lifestyle considerations.

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10 KEYS to improved mental wellbeing

SU Advice Centre Manager Amanda Woodfield outlines simple steps that staff can take to improve their wellbeing and hopefully have a happier life. Attendees will leave with a personal manifesto of what they are going to do differently to improve their day-to-day wellbeing!

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How disability-friendly are we?

This experiential session will give staff an insight into what the SU looks or feels like from the perspective of someone with a disability, as well as outlining how staff can take responsibility for enacting change.

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Campus Walk

Ever marvelled at the wealth of sights here on campus, or wanted to take time out to see more? If so, join members of SU staff for an informal campus tour. The walk will be approximately 1km and will be accessible to staff with a physical disability - however, the path can be muddy in places, so you'll need to wear  suitable footwear!

SESSION 2: 'OUR IMPACT' breakout sessions

How far does the SU contribute to life on campus and beyond? The second session will explore how we help shape the conversation here at Warwick, as well as giving staff an insight into the wider implications of our work. Staff are asked to pick one of the four following breakout sessions:


Shaping our brand

What is the SU’s ‘brand’, and how do we want to be seen on campus? This interactive session will enable you to get creative with old copies of The Boar and develop a wordcloud of adjectives which describe the SU to help shape students’ perceptions of our work.

National Policy and what’s happening in Higher Education

Don’t know your TEF from Teflon? What is the NSS Boycott all about? Come along to this session for an insight into the Higher Education & Research Bill, including information on what’s happening with student loans and how students pay for their education in the current context.


The role that is played by Students' Union is central to a student's university experience. This session will explore how adopting some of the customer experience thinking and approaches from other sectors and embedding these in our culture, values and behaviours will mean that the SU helps students get the most from their time at university.


Supporting students against Hate Crimes and Sexual Violence

This session aims to give staff an insight into what we are doing to support our students in these increasingly difficult areas, and what frontline staff need to know to give our members adequate support. Areas covered will include hate crime reporting, sexual violence pathways and the Intervention Initiative.

We Look foward to seeing you there!

Don't forget to download the agenda to find out more information, including the full schedule for the day.

Download Morning agenda


Download Afternoon agenda