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Launch of dedicated Students' Union spaces

The Students’ Union (SU) president Sam Lowe is on a two week whistle-stop tour of UCEN Manchester and The Manchester College campuses to open a series of dedicated spaces.

From Tuesday 5 to Friday 15 February, Sam will be officially opening the new spaces in a bid to make the SU more visible and accessible.

The dedicated spaces are a mixture of classrooms and sections of common rooms and canteens. Based at Openshaw, Fielden, St John’s Centre, Shena Simon, Nicholls, Northenden, and Harpurhey campuses, they will all be clearly marked with SU logos, but some will focus on UCEN Manchester students and others The Manchester College students.

The news spaces will enable union members, Students Reps and the Student Council to support:

  • Student Council meetings
  • SU meetings and weekly drop-ins
  • Promoting the NUS Totum card
  • Student/staff feedback (comment cards will be made available to all students)
  • Signposting to other services
  • The work of clubs and societies
  • The academic interests of students.

They will also encourage students to drop by and speak to the SU more easily.

Sam Lowe (pictured) said: “The launch of these spaces officially starts a new chapter for The Students’ Union.

We want to be a more permanent and identifiable aspect of student life, so having the new spaces will help us to become more deeply integrated into the culture of both UCEN Manchester and The Manchester College staff and students.

The first launch takes place at St John’s campus Tuesday 5 February from 12noon to 2pm. Visit the SU Facebook page for more details.

Find out more about the UCEN Manchester Students' Union here

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