We rebranded Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) in 2022 and it was a pretty big change! Though we were established in 1960 under various names, it wasn’t until 1992 that the union was named ‘Coventry University Students’ Union’ following the status change of polytechnics to universities made by the Education Reform Act of 1989. This meant we had been operating under the name CUSU for 30 years (as of 2022) and much like our need to change our name back in 1992, we needed to evolve again.
The change came at a time when the Coventry University Group continued to expand and aside from representing students at the Coventry campuses, we represent students in London, Scarborough and further afield, so we need to ensure our name is inclusive of all students across all campuses.
We are passionate about what we do, and it is really important to us that all students know exactly who we are and how we can support them.
So, following review and consultation with our members, we decided to change our name to Your Students’ Union. That means whether you are a student at Coventry University, CU London or CU Scarborough, for example, you know we're here for you.