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.

RUSU’s Student Networks: Chat Rooms

Our Chat Rooms allow us to keep students from different liberation groups connected through an online platform, meaning you can meet and chat with other students from anywhere remotely. Chat Rooms are designed to work alongside Student Networks, giving all students access to the chance to meet new people.

Chat Rooms will be tailored to specific groups, with online rooms for BAME students, students with disabilities, and LGBT+ students, alongside many more.

To find out more, or if you have an idea for another type of Chat Room, get in touch with RUSU’s Diversity Officer.

Links to Chat Rooms will be shared on this page.

Your Networks

Your BAME Students’ Part-time Officer runs the BAME Students’ Network.

RUSU BAME Students' Network

Date: 21st September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:45
Location: Zoom – Join Here

Meet RUSU’s BAME Students' Officer and other new students from the comfort of your accommodation.

Your Disabled Students’ Part-time Officer runs the Disabled Students’ Network.

RUSU Disabled Students' Network

Date: 21st September 2020
Time: 15:00 - 15:45
Location: Zoom – Join Here

Meet your RUSU Disabled Students' Officer and other new students from the comfort of your accommodation.

Your Environment & Ethics’ Part-time Officer runs this Students’ Network.

RUSU Environment & Ethics Network

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Meet your RUSU Environment & Ethics Officer and other new students over free tea and coffee.

Your International Students’ Part-time Officer runs the International Students’ Network.

RUSU International Students' Network

Date: 24th September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:45
Location: Zoom – Join Here

Meet your RUSU International Students' Officer and other new students from the comfort of your accommodation.

Your LGBQ+ Students’ Part-time Officer runs the LGBQ+ Students’ Network.

RUSU LGBQ+ Students' Network

Date: 23rd September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:45
Location: Zoom – Join Here

Meet your RUSU LGBQ+ Students' Officer and other new students from the comfort of your accommodation.

Your Mature Students’ Part-time Officer runs the Mature Students’ Network.

RUSU Mature Students' Network

Date: 23rd September 2020
Time: 15:00 - 15:45
Location: Zoom – Join Here

Meet RUSU Mature Students' Officer and other new students from the comfort of your accommodation.

Your Postgraduate Research Students’ Part-time Officer runs the Postgraduate Research Students’ Network.

RUSU Postgraduate Research Students' Network

Date: 25th September 2020
Time: 15:00 - 15:45
Location: Zoom – Join Here

Meet RUSU Postgraduate Research Students' Officer and other new students from the comfort of your accommodation.

Your Postgraduate Taught Students’ Part-time Officer runs the Postgraduate Taught Students’ Network.

RUSU Postgraduate Taught Students' Network

Date: 25th September 2020
Time: 15:00 - 15:45
Location: Zoom – Join Here

Meet RUSU Postgraduate Taught Students' Officer and other new students from the comfort of your accommodation.

Your Trans Students’ Part-time Officer runs the Trans Students’ Network.

RUSU Trans Students' Network

Date: 24th September 2020
Time: 15:00 - 15:45
Location: Zoom – Join Here

Meet your RUSU Trans Students' Officer and other new students from the comfort of your accommodation.

Your Womens’ Part-time Officer runs the Women’s Network.

RUSU Women's Students' Network

Date: 25th September 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:45
Location: Zoom – Join Here

Meet your RUSU Womens Officer and other new students from the comfort of your accommodation.

Could you be one of our next Part-time Officers?

Find out more about all of our officers and student reps, as well as the dedicated staff team here to support them, by coming along to our Rep Talk on the 21st September!

The talk will take place at 1pm on Microsoft Teams, and you can join here.

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 Diversity Officer at diversityofficer@rusu.co.uk.