Student Networks

Networks are student run, peer support groups to help you meet other students from similar backgrounds to you. These networks are here for you to share common experiences and to receive advice and support from each other. They're also there if you're interested in getting involved in campaigns or projects RUSU's Part-time Officers are working on. Networks will be led by your Part-time Officers and Diversity Officer. They'll run the network meetings, keep you updated on campaigns and how to get involved, and let you know when the next meetings are!

If you're interested in joining a network you can find out when the next meeting is below, or you can contact your Officer to find out more information.

Your Networks

Your BME Students’ Part-time Officer, Somisola, runs the BME Students’ Network. You can contact her to find out more about the network at bame@rusu.co.uk.

Next meeting: TBC

Your Diversity Officer, Nozomi, runs the Cross-Cultural Network. This network has been created for Cross-Cultural Kids (CCK) who are people that have “lived in—or meaningfully interacted with—two or more cultural environments for a significant period of time during developmental years” (Van Reken 2002). You can contact her at diversityofficer@rusu.co.uk to find out more.

Next meeting: TBC

Your Disabled Students’ Part-time Officer, Blythe, runs the BME Students’ Network. You can contact her to find out more about the network at disabledstudents@rusu.co.uk.

Next meeting: TBC

Your International Students’ Part-time Officer, Karim, runs the International Students’ Network. You can contact him to find out more about the network at internationalstudents@rusu.co.uk.

Next meeting: TBC

Your LGBT+ Students’ Part-time Officer, Max, runs the LGBT+ Students’ Network. You can contact him to find out more about the network at lgbt@rusu.co.uk.

Next meeting: TBC

Your London Road Students’ Part-time Officer, Fatemah, runs the London Road Students’ Network. You can contact her to find out more about the network at LondonRoad@rusu.co.uk.

Next meeting: TBC

Your Postgraduate Research Students’ Officer will be running the Postgraduate Research Students’ Network when they are elected in October. Until then, Nozomi, your Diversity Officer, will be running it instead. To find out more about the network contact Nozomi at diversityofficer@rusu.co.uk.

Next meeting: TBC

Your Postgraduate Taught Students’ Officer will be running the Postgraduate Taught Students’ Network when they are elected in October. Until then, Nozomi, your Diversity Officer, will be running it instead. To find out more about the network contact Nozomi at diversityofficer@rusu.co.uk.

Next meeting: TBC

Your Diversity Officer will run the Student Parents’ Network. You can contact her to find out more about the network here: diversityofficer@rusu.co.uk.

Next meeting: TBC

Your Undergraduate Mature Students’ Part-time Officer, Millie, runs the Undergraduate Mature Students’ Network. You can contact her to find out more about the network at maturestudents@rusu.co.uk.

Next meeting: TBC

Your Womens’ Part-time Officer, Catherine, runs the Women’s Network. You can contact her to find out more about the network at womens@rusu.co.uk.

Next meeting: TBC

What's the difference between a network and a society?

Societies, like networks, provide a chance to meet other people however they do it slightly differently to networks. Societies help you meet people with similar interests to you by running events, activities and trips. Networks on the other hand are there to offer support, they provide you with a chance to meet other students from a similar background or in a similar situation to you. It's great if you want to join both a society and a network because they're two different things!

How do I start a network?

If you don't see a network for you but believe students would benefit from one, you can set one up yourself. Get in to contact with RUSU's Campaigns and Inclusion Coordinator at eleanor.warner@reading.ac.uk.