Membership Handbook

The SU is all about you. We’re led by and for students, independent of UCA but an important part of university life.

You’ll find us on campus, right in the heart of things, doing everything we can to make your time here amazing. There are plenty of ways to get do things with us, whether you want to enjoy the events and activities we run, change something about your course, or become a bigger part of your campus community.

We’re committed to representing and acting in the best interests of students at all levels of the university, as well as locally and nationally. Students get to choose who represents them, and over 500 are chosen each year, from Course Representatives to Union Council or full-time in the SU as a President. We also know that sometimes things don’t go as planned, so we offer support around course and welfare issues. From academic appeals to helping you to resubmit work, we can guide you through the process from start to finish.

We’ve won national awards for our work, and we’re always trying our best to do new and better things. We’d love to hear your thoughts on how we can improve, so please let your President know (their details are on the following pages).

There’s so much more going on than we can explain in this guide, so be sure to follow us on socials (@ucasu for everything), check out the latest at, and drop into the office -- we’ll be happy to see you!

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