We are run by students, for students, and believe in the power of democratic and student-led decision making.
2018/19 Sabbatical Team and Union Council
REPRESENTING ALL STUDENTS
The full-time Sabbatical Officers and the part-time Union Council officers represent all students at the university running campaigns to change things for the better of the student experience and community, and to create awareness about issues which matter to you.
ANOTHER BUSY TIME FOR CCSU ELECTIONS
A record total of 57 candidates stood in the full-time and part-time elections.
2195 students voted in the Leadership Elections in March 2019. This was a slight 0.9% reduction from the record-breaking previous years total votes.
91% POSITIONS FILLED
91% of Part-Time Officer positions were filled.
In or out? The NUS referendum
"Should Christ Church Students' Union remain affiliated to the National Union of Students?"
That’s the question we asked our students. Following an invalid first referendum in March 2019 we held a second in May 2019 and over a 48 hour voting period the outcome was that CCSU would remain affiliated to NUS.
getting student insight
To be the legitimate voice of students we need to know them almost as well as they know themselves. To do this we have to continually conduct high-quality research and use the findings to drive our future direction and campaigns.
STUDENT LIFE PULSE
Launching Student Life Pulse, a bespoke survey for students’ unions by an external research company that collects ongoing trackable data on student opinion and wellbeing, which can also be benchmarked against other SU’s.
SU IMPACT SURVEY
We participated in the national SU Impact Survey with 25 other SU’s. This asked school students, current university students and graduates about their perceptions of their students’ union, as well as about loneliness, wellbeing and belonging. This provided valuable data to inform the Union’s Engagement Supporting Strategy.
Club and Society Elections
NEW ELECTIONS BROUGHT IN
For the first time all club and society Officer elections took place online, with numerous benefits with regard to consistency, the integrity of the elections, data protection, and communication to members.
New student led committees were formed including the Wellbeing Committee and the Student Academic Representative Committee.
The Sabbatical Officer’s calendars were published online so that students were able to see their availability and also how they were being represented at meetings and committees.
informal learning space
After a multi-year campaign by successive Sabbatical Leadership Teams, the University implemented some of the Union’s proposals for additional student and informal learning spaces on the Canterbury Campus.