About Your Union

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Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) is more than just a night out. We are your home away from home.

RUSU is a democratic and student-led organisation guiding University of Reading (UoR) students to make the most out of their experiences at university. We are a separate organisation to the University, which means we are unbiased and can speak to the University independently about issues that are affecting students.Our vision and mission is to deliver what you the students want in an accountable, inclusive and dynamic way.

RUSU is located at the heart of Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading (look for the purple).

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Your Membership

As a student at UoR you are automatically a member of RUSU, entitling you to have a say in directing the Students’ Union.

Change It! is RUSU's online platform for getting your voice heard. You can put forward ideas on what you would like RUSU to campaign on and policy motions that could shape how your Union works for you.

Union Leadership

Strategic leadership is provided by the Trustee Board. The Trustee Board consists of five Full-Time Student Officers, four Student Trustees and four External Trustees. Part-Time Officers are also there to be the voice of under-represented groups.

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Your Student Officers

Your five elected Student Officers work full-time at the Union for a year and listen to students' needs. They make sure you are provided with quality representation, opportunities, personal development as well as great services and facilities.

The Student Officers are held to account by students at Student Voice each term. The Student Officers are questioned on their progress and give students the opportunity to express their views.

Student Officers for Reading University Student Union 2017/18
Find out more about the Student Officers for 2017/18

Part-Time Officers

Each year our students elect a team of ten Part-Time Officers who represent and liberate the rights of students who are under-represented or discriminated against.

Each Officer has a specific role description and a manifesto which highlights things that they aim to achieve during their elected year to improve your student experience.

Part Time Officers for Reading University Student Union 2017/18
Find out more about the Part Time Officers for 2017/18

Keep in Touch

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