Academic Impact

We want to shout about some of the many great things our team have achieved. We're so proud about how much our Programme Reps, Officers, Staff, Societies and students have done. They've improved life at City, not only for their colleagues and coursemates, but for the whole university. We want to shout about some of the many great things that they've acheived with our help. Here's our way of saying thank you to you all.
 

 
 

Featured Impacts

No-Detriment Policy

Academic

Introduced a no-detriment policy with the university to ensure students’ grades were not negatively affected by the pandemic

£10,000

Student Experience

Supported over £10,000 worth of student group activities

Excellent

Sustainability

Achieved the ‘Excellent’ Green Impact Award.

 

All The Academic Impacts

 
 

Academic

  • Introduced a no-detriment policy with the university to ensure students’ grades were not negatively affected by the pandemic

  • Supported and advised 461 students through our Union Advice service

  • Union Advice is now an accredited service. We have achieved the AQS Kitemark (Advice Quality Standard).
 
 

Student Experience

  • Supported over £10,000 worth of student group activities

  • Doubled the amount of Welcome activities and brought society-led events into the programme for the first time ever
 
 

Student Voice

  • Built new platforms to engage with students studying remotely from home and as part of our global international student community

  • Created new online feedback measures such as the Big Ideas platform to ensure the voices and opinions of City students are at the heart of City Students’ Union

  • We undertook a review of our democratic structures, including of our full time and part-time officer roles, to ensure our structures reflect the needs of our members and make it easy for you to make changes.
 
 

Sustainability

  • Achieved the ‘Excellent’ Green Impact Award.
 
 

Student Check-ins

  • We launched a new project titled 'Student Check-in', designed to 'check-in' on new and returning students to ask how they are doing and refer those that need it to further support. Almost 5000 conversations were had with students by our student check-in callers across September 2020 and February 2021.
 
 

eDI

  • City Students’ Union was able to secure funding to deliver new initiatives that reduce the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) attainment gap such as a BAME Ambassador scheme focused on reviewing, commenting on and contributing to projects with City’s Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team and Student Attainment Working Group.

  • City Students' Union recognised the call to action from staff, students and the wider public and actively lobbied City, University of London to change the name of City’s Cass Business School.

  • We’ve completed a remote research project into the experience of Disabled students at City, specifically aimed at creating an accessible and supportive community that strengthens their voice as a group at the University. As a result, we are now creating a plan to set up a Disabled Students Network.