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2022-23 Term 2 Impact Report
As always, there was loads happening at your Students’ Union during Term Two. From Varsity and Officer Elections to SHaG Fest and Liberation Conference, the SU provided representation, social activities and support in almost too many ways to mention.
We are run by students for students, so thank you to everyone who got involved with the SU in any shape or form. You have all played a part in making Warwick a better place! Read on for a recap on just some of the SU highlights from a fantastic second term.
- All Student Vote
- 6 motions submitted
- 5 passed
- 1,232 individual votes
- Spring Officer Elections
- 68 candidates across all positions
- 4,889 individual voters
- 27,266 votes cast
- 76 attendees at the Girls Night Out event organised by your VP Sports and Women’s Officer in Copper Rooms 2– a safe space for female and non-binary students to have fun.
- Disabled Students’ Social - a games evening with our disabled students’ community, led by our Disabled Students’ Officer.
- International Students’ Meet & Greet in Curiositea
- Parents, Carers, Part-time and Mature Students Meet & Greet
- SHaG Fest – An excellent ‘Innovation Fund’ event led by our VP Societies, with sexual health and wellbeing charities, a film screening by Warwick Student Cinema, and plenty of great giveaways!
- Women in Sport Conference - inspiring talks by women in professional sport, organised by the VP Sports to engage more women in SU sports clubs and beyond.
- Gender Expression Fund – applications exceeded last year’s total, and have utilised £3.8k of funding.
- Liberation Conference – 7 incredible events, creating a space for students to discuss and empower liberation at Warwick, led by your VP Postgraduate and VP Welfare & Campaigns.
- International Women’s Week – 3 events based around the theme of embracing equity, all organised by our Women’s Officer.
- Women and non-binary self-defence classes: completely booked out each week for a six week period, led by the VP Sports and Women’s Officer.
- Continued provision of the Welfare Stand at SU events, following a volunteer recruitment drive, in conjunction with Warwick Sexpression.
- Supported the Development and Environment Committees, leading to significant funding allocations to support students with their ideas.
Venues and Outlets
- 18,898 tickets sold for fun nights out at Pop & Skooldayz
- 1,266 spectacular weekly specials sold in Curiositea
- 678 delicious jacket potatoes and 366 fish finger sandwiches purchased in The Bread Oven
- 2,488 tasty fishbowls bought in The Terrace Bar
- 2,360 pizzas and 10,195 mouth-watering burgers consumed by students in The Dirty Duck
- 255 sales at our Zero Waste Shop, with Apple Rings proving the most popular!
- Another Varsity victory! 15 fixtures - 14 wins and only 1 loss
- A great year of BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) achievement:
- 77 sports teams participated in 832 league and cup fixtures
- 74 sporting events attended by 29 clubs
- 6 premiership team campaigns
- 3 National Trophy Finals (1 Gold / 1 Silver / 1 TBC)
- 6 Midlands Conference Cup Finals (4 Golds / 2 Silvers)
- #12 ranked university in national BUCS table
- Our Sailing team also attended an all-female competition for the first time, Volleyball reached the finals of the All-England Universities Cup, and we have a number of students performing at international level from Ultimate Frisbee to Rugby League and Taekwondo.
- Trips and tours to 29 different locations, including Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Poland.
- 30 events including:
- Climbing hosted the National Universities’ Lead and Speed Climbing Championships
- Lifesaving ran a BULSCA competition
- Judo ran an Invitation Judo Tournament
- Fencing ran a Sabre open competition
- Lacrosse ran introductory sessions at a local school
- Men’s, Ladies’, and Mixed Hockey have been helping to deliver the England Hockey ‘Flyerz’ programme.
- Men’s and Ladies’ Hockey have been helping out at Khalsa Leamington Juniors training
- VP Sports worked with racket sports on their 24-hour charity event, which raised over £2,000
- Period product collection by the women's clubs for Coventry Haven Women’s Aid
- Warwick PLAN (Professional LGBTUA+ and Allies Network) ran the first Warwick Drag Race
- Econ Summit was hugely successful, with 490 in-person ticket sales, hosting King Letsie III amongst other high profile speakers.
- Africa Summit had 98 in-person ticket sales
Number of events
SU Advice Centre
260 student cases handled by our professional Advisors in Term 2
Top three most common issues were around Housing, Academics and Money
The team have been active in upskilling this month with:
- PG training at the Doctoral College to increase their Postgraduate knowledge;
- A meet and greet with University Wellbeing Services to understand the collaborative working opportunities
- An OIA (Office of the Independent Adjudicator) workshop focused on Eligibility, Early Resolution and Mediation
100% of students felt empowered to make informed decisions after using the service
100% were satisfied with the advice received
100% would recommend us to a friend
100% would use us again
Our new Advisor, Mollie, is already having a positive impact on the lives of our students:
“I'm really happy I reached out to SU Advice. I just couldn't get my situation resolved for months and Mollie was able to push the Finance office to help me on the same day! Thanks to her, I could actually pay my fees. The communication was prompt and Mollie was very approachable and helpful. Thank you”
“I was really satisfied with the service, went above and beyond.”
“I don't think there's anything that needs to be improved.”
“Great help as always when it comes to housing and contracts.”
During Term 2, we made sure you were kept up-to-date about everything happening at the SU via our communications channels. Across the term, we’ve had:
- 1.1 million page views on the SU website
- 1.1 million impressions across all our social channels
- 8,500 students regularly reading our weekly email newsletter
- Launched the SU TikTok account
- Improved the content on our LinkedIn
- Increased our Instagram followers to 10,200
- Ran competitions to win £50 Amazon vouchers by voting in elections, or a £100 goodie hamper for submitting a review on www.rateyourlandlord.org.uk