Art Competition

Win a sumptuous spa day or dinner for two!

The task

Every year we run our "Course Reps Creating Change" poster campaign, to celebrate what our incredible Course Reps have achieved so far! This year, we want them designed by you! We have cherry-picked ten quotes from our anonymous Impact Survey and would like you to illustrate just one of them each, to be in with winning one of our incredible prizes.

The ten quotes you can choose from are:

  • "Established a strong network between students and staff."
  • "Got two extra biochemistry modules added to our programme."
  • "Had unfair assessment removed from module content."
  • "Encouraged other people in my department to run for the course rep role."
  • "Made a multiple choice test fairer by reducing negative points from -1 to -0.5."
  • "Planned an international study opportunity to Greece."
  • "Got the exam timetable released 2 weeks earlier than usual to help students prepare."
  • "Pushed to remove the time limit for an online assessment."
  • "Adding new aspects to modules and creating diversity in programme content."
  • "Ensured essay questions were released earlier and more uniformly."

Please send your poster to with the subject line Art Competition. Please see entry requirements for dimensions below.

The Prize

First prize wins you a sumptuous spa day for two to include a 25-minute treatment of your choice, choosing between a body glow, mini manicure, mini pedicure, face & scalp massage and a taster facial. A full day's access to the luxury spa and fitness facilities with bath robe hire and magazines to enjoy.

Spa Day - Your Experience

Situated on the banks of the Thames, the Crowne Plaza Reading boasts stylish accommodation and a state-of-the-art spa. Head to the Revive spa to indulge in a spa day for two. Spend the afternoon taking full advantage of the facilities. An opulent spa day in a serene setting that's ideal for celebrating any special occasion.

Prezzo Meal – Your Experience

The second prize wins you a fantastic dining out package with Prezzo which is a wonderful way to savour the taste of Italy! You'll be treated to a delicious three course meal from a set menu with a glass of wine each at a beautiful Prezzo restaurant of your choice, with 189 locations available in the UK's most vibrant cities and picturesque towns. Whether you tuck into an indulgent pizza, a gorgeous pasta dish or a sensible salad, you're sure to leave with your stomach full and your heart content!


This giveaway is open to all student RUSU members aged 18 or over, excluding employees of the organisation or their families. It cannot be exchanged for cash, or replaced if lost or damaged. Both vouchers valid for 8 months until September 2019 for two people. One entry per person.

For the Spa Day: please note your voucher can be used week round, year-round but minimum age 16 to use the Fitness Suite. Minimum age 12 to use the Spa Pool, Steam Room and Sauna (with adult supervision). All dates are subject to availability.

For the 3 Course meal please note: Your meal must be booked in advance – walk up bookings will not be accepted. You must take your voucher and booking confirmation email with you to the restaurant. You may not be able to take your experience if you do not present these on arrival. The menu is subject to change. Vouchers cannot be used on bank holiday weekend, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day weekend or 16th - 31st December inclusive. Minimum age is 18 years. All dates subject to availability.


The closing date is Friday 31st May 2019 at 15:00. Winners will be chosen and notified by the 6th of June, and winners will be able to collect their vouchers from the RUSU Reception.


Please ensure all pieces are:

  • PDF format
  • 1080 pixel width x 1920 pixel height
  • 72 dpi, RGB jpeg
  • Leave space top right for RUSU logo
  • ensure any images used are copyright free
  • ensure any images with people in are GDPR compliant
  • The set must follow a theme/quote and be a consistent set

Credit to Tara Spa, David Smith, and Carl Vignola on Flickr for the images.