Previous Campaigns

Find out more about previous campaigns at Your Students' Union!

Gender Expression Fund

April 2023 - September 2023

The Community Officer 2022-23 pitched the idea of a Gender Expression Fund to the SU, and secured funding for this. The Gender Expression Fund will support queer students to access gender-affirming services and items, starting in the 2023-24 academic year.

Lonely-Less Campaign

March 2023 - April 2023

The Community Officer 2022-23 conducted research to find out why students feel lonely and what could be done to reduce loneliness. She ran outreach sessions to speak to students and gather suggestions on how to deal with loneliness, as well as running social activities. The student tips on dealing with loneliness were then made into a video which you can see by following the link below.

PGRs as Staff and increased stipends

September 2022 - March 2023

In September 2022, Coventry PGRs organised nationally to secure an increase in PhD stipends of 13%. Over a fifth of Coventry University PGRs signed an open letter to UKRI, asking them to increase stipends in line with inflation. In March 2023, Your SU adopted the ‘PGRs as Staff’ campaign to lobby for improved support for PGRs.

Period Poverty

2022 - 2023

The Welfare and Inclusion Officer wanted to work to alleviate the impact of period poverty on students by providing access to period products. Your SU secured funding from the university to supply period products to students for free.

Can You See Me Now

December 2021 - March 2022

The campaign sought to challenge perceptions of disability by inviting students to design an accessible icon to increase the understanding of these. The winning design was by Ellis Casey.

No Detriment Policy

February 2021

In February 2021, the Education Officer 2020-2022 wrote an open letter with over 5,000 signatures to the university, which resulted in the introduction of a No Detriment Policy and blanket 2-week automatic extensions for on all written coursework and deferrals granted.

BME Student Experience Campaign

2017 - 2019

The President started the campaign to review the experience of Global majority students. A Black History Month panel talk was held to discuss the attainment gap. A survey was developed to report on the experience of global majority students.

Exam Stress Campaign

April 2018 - May 2018

The officer team ran a series of events to help tackle exam stress by running fun activities and giving out water, pens and healthy snacks!

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