An extra warm welcome (as it’s so cold outside just now!!!) to the January/ February newsletter from Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU). We’ll be in touch every month this academic year unless you ask us to stop by unsubscribing. You can also review how we use and store your data by clicking here.
We hope everyone who celebrates it had a great Christmas and that you all got time to relax and refresh over the holidays. We wish you a happy, successful 2019 and remember that TUSU is here for you throughout the year for support, advice, activities including sports clubs and societies, fun, social space and great events!
This month we’re looking back on a brilliant 2018 including awards, national recognition, our various services performing superbly and some unforgettable events. Check out our Impact Report and video by clicking here.
We’re also looking forward to nearly three weeks of activities, events and campaigns to get Semester two started in the right way with Refresh from Mon, 21st January. And we’re excited for a great new year of events in our award winning venues as well as the drama of the Student Officer and NUS Conference Rep Elections in February. We also hope you like our brand new look website (launching Mon, 21st Jan) as much as us! You can view the beta site by clicking here now…it’s a work in progress so if you have ideas and suggestions of anything we can improve then don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com
Have a great month and, as always, make sure TUSU is right at the heart of your student life once we’re fully back up and running!
Tom, Sophie and Andy – Student Officers, 2018/19.
Thousands of students enjoyed our great selection of day and evening events from Sat, 15th to Sun, 30th September. We offered more options than ever through the day including freebies and offers from commercial partners, chances to get more from student life through clubs and societies and help and support with wellbeing and safety. There was also the chance to enjoy events with a range of external partners at discount rates including Project Escape, Lane 9 Bowling, District 23 Paintball and Tees Barrage International White Water Centre.
At night we offered live music from pop legends S Club Party, live comedy from Britain’s Got Talent sensation Robert White, an hilarious hypnotist show, club nights, bingo and more!
Take a look at tees-su.org.uk/freshersmedia for pics and video from all of the events plus a wide range of handy downloads. PLUS…Have your say about the events, info and support available! You could win anything from £25 to £100 by completing our short, simple Fresher’s survey.
We’re not ones to boast (well not much anyway) but 2018 was another great calendar year at the SU with awards, national recognition, student success, sporting glory and services/ campaigns that made a real difference.
We’re looking back on the best bits in our Impact Report and Impact Video now and you can pick up printed copies of the report from the first floor of the SU Building.
Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU) is led by students for students and in March of every year three current students are elected to lead the organisation and oversee how it’s run as Student Officers (President Education, President Activities and President Welfare).
They work full-time from July 2019 for at least 12 months and are paid over £21,000 per year to represent students to the most senior figures at the Uni and a range of external bodies. They also lead on a range of campaigns and big events at the SU. It’s a unique opportunity to make a real difference and gain the kind of experience and skills other graduates can only dream of!
In addition, students can run to be one of the four Teesside Uni representatives at the National Union of Students (NUS) National Conference. The three day event takes place in April 2019 and is the biggest single gathering of Students’ Unions and students. You’ll have your say about a range of national issues affecting students with most of your expenses paid by TUSU. There’s a great social scene every night too!
The opportunities are open to any current student* and past experience/ involvement in the SU is much less important than a passion for representing students and a willingness to work hard! You’ll get lots of support from staff at the SU from being a candidate right through your time as a Student Officer.
Nominations open on Mon, 25th Feb but NOW is the time to start finding out more and planning your campaign! There’s a wealth of information available from tees-su.org.uk/elections or drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with current Officers and key support staff about what’s involved.
*There are a small number of circumstances which may prevent you from running in our elections and becoming a Student Officer/ Trustee including previously being declared bankrupt, having a criminal record or not being a current student at the time elections voting takes place. Please contact us through the elections e-mail above for a confidential discussion about any concerns.
We’re a students’ union that’s committed to real world campaigns that make a difference for ALL students. Our Student Officers lead on campaigns covering housing, mental health and general wellbeing, acceptable behaviour and language on campus (Yes to Respect), safety, employability and more.
Throughout this semester the Officers will be out and about with SU on Tour giving you the chance to tell them about your student experience.
Andrew Richardson (President Activities) will also give students the chance to improve their employability and job prospects at employable me campaign days and a brand new Sport, Health, Wellbeing and Opportunities Fair.
If your thoughts have already turned to where you might live in the 2019/20 academic year or you just want more info, help or support with current student housing then get yourself to our latest Housing Day.
The event on Tue 5th February from 11am to 3pm, will feature:
A wide range of landlords and letting agents accredited by the SU.
Tips on keeping your accommodation safe and secure from Cleveland Police.
The chance to get advice and info on a range of housing issues from our specialist housing Advisers.
Find out more and confirm your attendance by clicking here
The SU Shop (ground floor, SU Building) is open 8am to 9pm weekdays and 12pm to 7pm weekends during term time with a wide selection of food, drink, great value meal deals and all your course related essentials. It’s also the only place on campus to buy official Teesside University merchandise and get hoodies branded for your course, group, club or society
There’s a wide range of special offers and discounts for customers to enjoy every month, including the below this January and February:
A great new range of gluten free, dairy free and vegan ice cream starting from just £1.
The chance to get the Easter spirit early with 2 Cadburys Crème Eggs or Malteser Bunnies for just £1
Even more gluten free and vegan options in our sandwich range from just £3.49
A wide range of snacks available from just £1
A sixth coffee free when you buy five with our loyalty system.
The National Student Survey (NSS) is one of the biggest and most influential student surveys around. It’s a chance for most final year students to tell Teesside University and the SU what you thought of the teaching, resources, facilities and feedback you’ve had throughout your time here.
It launches at the end of January and every student who completes it will be entered in to a prize draw to win cash prizes (full details confirmed soon, winners announced in April 2019, check our terms and conditions for the competition at the web link below).
Find out why we think you should spend a few minutes giving your feedback now at tees-su.org.uk/nss
Teesside is, generally speaking, a great place for students to live where you’ll find you’re made very welcome! However, it’s always important to think about your personal safety/ wellbeing and the ways that you can minimise the risk of being affected by crime. Here’s a few handy tips from the Students’ Union.