The Union is run by students for students. All students are automatically members of the Union. Its key objective is to represent its students' academic and welfare interests. It compliments the University's provision in terms of support and welfare services.
At the heart of the Students' Union there are eight full-time sabbatical officers, including an International Officer, supported by four part-time Faculty Officers.
The Union has a myriad of societies, which provide an ideal way to meet people and develop new skills. It is home to some of the most active student societies in the country, and has more than 100 groups that cater for all interests, talents and hobbies.
Here are a few examples:
- Student Action Manchester - which provides the opportunity to work with and for the local community
- Student Direct - the official weekly student newspaper for all Manchester universities
- Fuse FM - the University's radio station
- Manchester University Debating Society - which has established itself as one of the most highly-rated in the country.
The Students' Union Advice and Information Centre has literature on a wide range of issues, and is staffed by two professional advisers and specially trained student officers. The student officers are well-trained, and have general expertise in welfare and academic matters and, in particular, the needs of international, mature and women students.
The University Board of Governors has adopted, and will review from time to time in consultation with the Students’ Union, a code of practice with a view to ensuring that the Students’ Union operates according to principles of choice, fairness, democracy and accountability.
- Download the Code of Practice on the Students' Union (PDF document, 43 KB)
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